Olympics golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott marry in private – BBC News

Image copyright Martin Gardner/ Hilltop Country House
Image caption The reception was held at the Hilltop Country House, near Prestbury Village in Cheshire

Cycling’s golden couple, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, have got married in a private ceremony in Cheshire.

The Team GB pair, who boast 10 Olympic golds between them, tied the knot on Saturday.

Annoucing the news, Kenny, 28, tweeted a snap of his new spouse in bed telling, “Good morning Mrs Kenny.”

Trott’s father added :~ ATAGEND “So pleased to announce that my darling daughter @LauraTrott31 marriage @JasonKenny107 yesterday.”

Kenny’s image of his new wife pictured her in bed with their two puppies, Sprolo and Pringle, at her feet.

Image copyright Jason Kenny
Image caption Kenny, 28, tweeted a picture of his new wife on Sunday saying, “Good morning Mrs Kenny”

She 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[ to] bellow Jason my Husband”.

The pair, who live in a cottage just outside Knutsford, Cheshire, turned away an offer to have the bridal featured in a magazine and managed to keep the details a secret from the press until it had happened.

Mrs Kenny’s father tweeted his congratulations with two pictures of the happy couple outside St Alban& St Paul Church in Macclesfield.

Image copyright Adrian Trott
Image caption The concerning the relationship between the two began in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Game
Image copyright Adrian Trott

The bride’s sister Emma, who was maid of accolade at the ceremony, tweeted a picture of Mrs Kenny in her dress and said: “Couldn’t have asked for a better day for my newborn sister. #TrottKennyWedding”.

Friend and fellow cyclist Dani King, who won gold with the 24 -year-old in the women’s squad pursuit at London 2012, was among the bridesmaids.

She retweeted a photograph from the father-of-the-bride, adding: “And what a day it was too”, next to a red love heart and the hashtag #mrandmrskenny.

Another teammate from Trott’s world record-breaking squad which won pursuing gold at Rio 2016, Joanna Rowsell Shand, said the images were “beautiful photos”.

The couple asked guests to donate to Dementia UK.

The reception was held at the Hilltop Country House, near Prestbury Village in Cheshire.

In a Facebook post, the venue told: “While the whole country was talking about the Bake Off tent, Laura Trott& Jason Kenny were sharing their first dance in ours.”

Image copyright Martin Gardner/ Hilltop Country House
Image caption The Gardner family, who own and operate Hilltop Country House, said they were “honoured” to look after the wedding day for “this lovely couple”
Image copyright Martin Gardner/ Hilltop Country House
Image caption Mr and Mrs Kenny enjoy their first dance as a married couple

Laura, whose hometown is Cheshunt in Hertfordshire, is a four-time Olympic champion after retaining the team pursuing and women’s omnium titles in Rio that she won at London 2012.

Jason has seven Olympic track sprint medals to his name – including six golds – attaining him right holders of the most titles for a Briton alongside former team-mate Sir Chris Hoy.

The relationship between the pair began during the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Image copyright PA/ David Davies
Image caption The pair added to their medal tally at this year’s Olympics in Rio

Trott has said “it wasn’t love at first sight” when she first fulfilled Kenny, who she said never spoke to her in training.

Kenny said in response that he “never said hello to anyone” and he could not help being “grumpy”.

Kenny’s mother Lorraine has said the first time she “knew something was happening between the two of them was when Jason phoned me up and told, ‘I’m bringing Trotty home for a bacon butty.'”

“We liked her from the off, ” she said.

The Bolton cyclist popped the issues to while sitting on the sofa watching an episode of EastEnders in 2014.

Image copyright Laura Trott
Image caption The couple got engaged while sitting on the sofa watching television

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