Kimberley Walsh said her wedding to long-term love Justin Scott was everything she hoped it would be.

The Girls Aloud star tied the knot with former Triple 8 band member Justin in Barbados on Saturday with her band mates Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nicola Roberts as bridesmaids, and the couple’s 17-month-old son Bobby as pageboy.

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The wedding celebrations kicked off with a beachside welcome party, before the couple, who have been together for almost 14 years, exchanged vows at St James Parish Church.

Kimberley told Hello! magazine: “I might just push it to the limit on keeping him waiting, since he’s kept me waiting pretty much our whole relationship.

Kimberley Walsh and Justin ScottKimberley and Justin (Doug Peters/PA)

“But it’s been worth it. It’s lived up to everything we wanted our wedding to be. Everyone we love has been waiting for this wedding for so long and are all the more emotional for that.”

Cheryl told the magazine: “The way they’ve done it is so perfect and right for them. It’s exactly the kind of place I envisaged them getting married – chilled and elegant – and I’m just so excited and ecstatic for them.”

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini at a function in LondonCheryl Fernandez-Versini (Ian West/PA)

Speaking about their destination choice, Justin said: “I don’t think either of us had ever felt that a wedding in the UK was for us, whereas everything about Barbados just felt so right.”

Cheryl shared a photograph of her and Kimberley on Instagram on Friday, accompanied by a message in which she described Kimberley as a “genuine true friend”.

Read the full article in Hello!, out now.