Olympic champion Laura Trott has described her wedding to fellow gold medallist Jason Kenny as “the happiest day of my life”.
Kenny, 28, confirmed they had tied the knot on Saturday with a tweet which said: “Good morning Mrs Kenny.”
It showed a photograph of a smiling Trott, snuggled up in bed with the couple’s dogs Sprolo and Pringle - a Springer Spaniel cross and a poodle - at her feet.
Trott, 24, later posted on Instagram: “The happiest day of my life. With all my family and close friends I married my best friend. We had the most amazing day and I’m so pleased to finally be able call Jason my Husband.”
Instead of gifts the couple are asking for donations to Dementia UK as both their grandmothers suffered from the disease.
Trott is a four-time Olympic champion for Team GB after retaining the team pursuit and women’s omnium titles in Rio which she won at London 2012.
Kenny now has seven Olympic track sprint medals to his name, six of which are gold, which means he is tied as holder of the most titles for a Briton alongside former team-mate Sir Chris Hoy. Kenny’s medals were won at the last three Olympics in Beijing, London and Rio.
The couple, who own a cottage just outside Knutsford, Cheshire, managed to keep their wedding out of the media spotlight and there were even suggestions that it might take place next year.
Trott’s proud father Adrian also wrote on Sunday: “So pleased to announce that my darling daughter @LauraTrott31 married @JasonKenny107 yesterday. Thank you to everyone. A wonderful day.”
He shared two photographs of the happy couple at the church. Trott looked radiant in her long-sleeved wedding dress with a wide lace scoop neck and fitted sweetheart bodice.
Kenny, who has previously joked that he is unmarketable because he is “a miserable sod”, was beaming in his dark grey three-piece suit.
Friend and fellow cyclist Dani King, who won gold with Trott in the women’s team pursuit at London 2012, was among the bridesmaids along with Trott’s sister Emma.
They wore similarly-styled dresses to the bride’s - except they were cap sleeved, knee-length and pale blue-grey in colour.
Like the bride, they held tightly-packed bouquets of pastel roses.
King described it as the “most perfect day”, while wedding guest Joanna Rowsell Shand, who was part of Trott’s world record-breaking team which won pursuit gold at Rio 2016, said her friend was “a beautiful bride”.
Trott has said “it wasn’t love at first sight” when she first met Kenny, because he never spoke to her in training.
Their romance became public by accident. They were spotted kissing in the crowd as they sat behind ex-footballer David Beckham at the beach volleyball on Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Games.
Trott was born in Harlow in Essex, but grew up in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. She was born one month early. She had suffered a collapsed lung and was later diagnosed with asthma . Kenny comes from Bolton, Greater Manchester.