Winter wedding wonderland for Suffolk’s soprano Laura Wright

Laura Wright married former rugby player Harry Rowland at Framlingham Church. Picture: Hello!/PA Wir

Laura Wright married former rugby player Harry Rowland at Framlingham Church. Picture: Hello!/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Surrounded by friends and family in the church she sang in as a child, Suffolk soprano Laura Wright returned to her roots to say her vows.

Laura Wright sings the national anthem before the RBS 6 Nations match at Twickenham Picture: GARETH

Laura Wright sings the national anthem before the RBS 6 Nations match at Twickenham Picture: GARETH FULLER/PA - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Laura tied the knot with her personal trainer partner of six years, ex-London Irish player Harry Rowland, at St Michael’s Church in Framlingham.

The pair enjoyed a winter wedding in a church decked with 30 Christmas trees, inviting family, friends and famous names like TV presenter Helen Skelton.

“It was the most brilliant day – everything we’d hoped for,” the former Framlingham College pupil told Hello! magazine.

“To have all of our friends and family together and making memories with us was amazing.

A keen sportswoman, Laura launched the 2015 Women's Tour at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds Picture: AND

A keen sportswoman, Laura launched the 2015 Women's Tour at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant


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“The best thing about a Christmas wedding is that you’re starting the new year as a married couple and look to the future.”

Laura, 28, rose to prominence in Suffolk in 2006 as a member of classical quintet All Angels.

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The group released three albums and even supported international superstar Katherine Jenkins before Laura broke out as a solo singer in 2010.

Often referred to as ‘the Queen’s favourite’, Laura has dazzled audiences, performing for thousands of sports fans at Wembley Stadium and the Grand National.

On her charity cycle ride through Zambia, Laura visited a school and sang and danced with the childr

On her charity cycle ride through Zambia, Laura visited a school and sang and danced with the children there. She and the team raised £25,000 for their chosen charity Picture: DAVID SHEPARD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION - Credit: Archant

She has also been chosen as the England Rugby team’s official anthem singer, performing at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and at countless England matches since.

In July 2018 she took on an incredible charity challenge as part of a team of conservation ambassadors cycling 400km across Zambia for the conservationist charity the David Shepard Wildlife Foundation (DSWF).

With her husband-to-be Harry, DSWF education adviser Andrew White and South African cricketer Jacques Rudolph in tow, the group raised more than £25,000 and sang with the villagers they met along the way – describing the journey as a “life-changing” experience.

As well as charity work she is a strong advocate for sports, writing the England Womens Cricket team’s official anthem, “Heroes”.

Singing before Ipswich Town took on Coventry City at Portman Road in 2009, Laura has now sung in som

Singing before Ipswich Town took on Coventry City at Portman Road in 2009, Laura has now sung in some of the country's biggest stadiums Picture: ANDY ABBOT - Credit: Archant

Her husband Harry Rowland is a professional personal trainer and ex-rugby player, with a spell at London Irish.

Speaking about his wife on their special day, Rowland said: “She looked absolutely amazing.

“I’ve seen her in a lot of glamorous dresses but this topped it all.”

Laura is Suffolk-born, raised near Framlingham and loves the county Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Laura is Suffolk-born, raised near Framlingham and loves the county Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Framlingham College Carol Service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in 2016 - Laura performed as a guest s

Framlingham College Carol Service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in 2016 - Laura performed as a guest soloist Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Laura Wright celebrates a point with Heather Watson of Great Britain during their exhibition match o

Laura Wright celebrates a point with Heather Watson of Great Britain during their exhibition match on centre court, day one of the AEGON Classic tennis tournament at Edgbaston Priory Club in 2013 Picture: TONY MARSHALL/GETTY - Credit: Getty Images

Suffolk opera star Laura Wright has performed the Commonwealth anthem for the Queen Picture: CONTRIB

Suffolk opera star Laura Wright has performed the Commonwealth anthem for the Queen Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

She has also performed at the Bobby Robson Derby - Ipswich Town v Newcastle United - at the naming o

She has also performed at the Bobby Robson Derby - Ipswich Town v Newcastle United - at the naming of the Bobby Robson stand by Lady Elsie Robson and her sons Mark and Paul Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Laura Wright at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2012, performing in The Arthritis Research UK Garden desi

Laura Wright at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2012, performing in The Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by Thomas Hoblyn Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

As an 18-year-old studying at Framlingham College, Laura was already performing at the Stars of Suff

As an 18-year-old studying at Framlingham College, Laura was already performing at the Stars of Suffolk awards in 2009 Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

In 2012 she was unveiled as England Rugby's first official anthem singer Picture: DAVID ROGERS

In 2012 she was unveiled as England Rugby's first official anthem singer Picture: DAVID ROGERS - Credit: Getty Images

All Angels, with Laura second from left, released three albums together before Laura started solo Pi

All Angels, with Laura second from left, released three albums together before Laura started solo Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

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