Inside Dawn Ward and husband Ashley’s lavish 25th wedding anniversary party with flower wall and private concert

Dawn Ward and her husband Ashley didn't let lockdown stop them from putting on a spectacular celebration for their 25th wedding anniversary in the grounds of their Cheshire mansion.

To mark the milestone, the couple's daughter Taylor Ward, 22, planned the incredible event and shared a look at the gorgeous flower wall, balloon display, al fresco three-course meal, as well as a private concert from a singer on her Instagram page.

Taylor's three other siblings were also in attendance; Darby 23, Charlie, 13, and Aston, 11, along with The Real Housewives of Cheshire star's parents and Darby's boyfriend Michael Jackson.


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Dawn shared a montage of memories with her ex-footballer husband to mark the day, including a snap of them on their wedding day from 1995, where they said their vows at glamorous ceremony at Manchester’s Midland Hotel.

"Didn’t feel is was right to post yesterday…….so Happy 25th Anniversary to the love of my life @ashersnine. I can’t believe it’s 25 years ago we got married. Just 100% perfect in every way. I wouldn’t want to grow old and spend the rest of my life with anyone but you.

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"I love you so much Ashley Ward here’s to the next 25 years," she wrote alongside the video which had the song, That's What Friends Are For, by Dionne Warwick playing in the background.

Ashley shared his own heartfelt message to his wife, writing in an Instagram post: "Thanks Dawn for giving me 25 years of amazing memories. An amazing wife and mother you are my one in a million partner and soul mate xxxx"


Dawn grinned as she posed alongside Ashley in their enormous back garden in front of a silver balloon display which had the number 25 floating in the air.

There was also two 4ft letters 'D & A' on display on the grass which was lit up with bulbs, making the perfect backdrop for their own singer who put on a performance for the family.

Taylor also revealed a stunning cream floral arch that had been placed on the path leading up to a dining table, as well as a matching white rose flower wall, ideal for photo opportunities.


As well as sitting down to enjoy a tasty three-course meal outside that was surrounded by twinkling lights and candles, Taylor had also set up a photo wall full of memories of their family and friends.

Taylor tagged a friend as she explained that she was the brains behind the entire set up for her parents: "Can't get over how beautiful it looked. @chloeirlam we should have our own event company!"

The 22 year old thanked the companies who helped them with the silver and cream themed event, writing: "Such a beautiful night @darbyward @sprinkle.events balloons.. @cheshireflowerwalls @mimibelleevents letters.. Thankyou for making it so special."

Dawn also shared how impressed she was with the display adding: "Couldn't recommend these people enough for making your even special.. balloons @sprinkle.events Thank you guys. Light up letters @mimibelleevents thank you guys x"

Taylor shared snaps of her family posting for photos in front of the flower wall, as well as a peek at the meal they enjoyed of king prawns in a tomato sauce and fillet steak and chips.


Earlier in the day Dawn, who lives in the £15m Warford Hall, shared a video of herself receiving a gift basket crammed full of goodies like wine, champagne, cheese and Malteasers chocolate, as well as a sweet note from reality TV star Gemma Collins.

She thanked Gemma as she said: "How lovely is this, this has just arrived from my dear friend Gemma. How thoughtful. I love you to bits and this will go down a treat darling. Thank you so much you're a special lady, I really appreciate it, me and Ashley will be tucking into that later."

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