First Dance Fears

7 January 2013, 08:24 | Updated: 7 January 2013, 12:37

The wife of 2011 Strictly Come Dancing winner Harry Judd's revealed she couldn't sleep the night before their wedding in Hertfordshire because of worries about remembering the moves to their first dance.

The McFly drummer tied the knot with violinist Izzy Johnston (pictured) in a church ceremony in Harpenden on Friday 21 December 2012.

The service was attended by Harry's bandmates and pals such as Robbie Savage.

The newlyweds are pictured on their wedding day on a lawn of lit candles in Hello! magazine.

The couple said they rehearsed a spectacular dance with lifts and spins which had been choreographed by Strictly professional Ian Waite.

They put in eleven hours of rehearsal - nine of those under the eye of their coach - as they perfected the routine to Michael Buble's Can't Help Falling in Love.

But former Escala musician Johnston admitted: "The night before the wedding I didn't sleep because I was going through the steps in my head.''

Judd - who won the dance contest just over a year ago - arranged for Strictly announcer Alan Dedicoat to record a special greeting ahead of their first dance.

Dedicoat said: "Live from St Michael's Manor, performing an American Smooth, Izzy Judd and her dance partner, Harry Judd.''

They married at St Nicholas's Church in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, and held their reception at nearby St Michael's Manor.

Judd said: "It was just perfection. Genuinely the best day ever. Izzy looked absolutely beautiful.''

Judd also performed with his McFly bandmates - who were among 11 ushers - including an acoustic version of The Beach Boys' Don't Worry Baby, accompanied by a string quartet, piano and choir. The song was chosen because it had been playing when Judd proposed.

Guests, who also included Kara Tointon and Matt and Emma Willis, later tucked into a cake which was topped by a glitterball trophy, in a nod to his Strictly win.

The full interview is in the latest edition of Hello! which is out now.

Pictured: Izzy Johnston performing as part of the group Escala at the Women's FA Cup Final in 2010