Harry is McFlying high after Harpenden wedding

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture from Andy Chesterton Picture from Andy Chesterton

Harpenden played host to the wedding of McFly band member and Strictly Come Dancing winner Harry Judd today (Friday).

The pop star married Izzy Johnston, who grew up in Harpenden, in the St Nicolas church on Church Green today (December 21).

Their special day was joined, however, by several McFly fans crowding outside of the church, snapping pictures and trying to talk to the star.

One fan posted on Twitter: "Harry from McFly is getting married in the church next to my work and there are girls with banners and who are crying."

People took to Twitter to condemn their behaviour, with one saying: "I can’t believe 'fans' are waiting outside the church at Hizzys [Harry and Izzy’s] wedding. That is rude and selfish, give them some privacy."

Another said, in response to reports of fans shouting abuse at the bride: "Hate to break it to you but you never would have stood a chance with Harry anyway, so hating on his wife to be is seriously low. Be happy."

The bride was a violinist in the music group Escala and her parents direct a music school, Musicale, in Hertfordshire.

McFly are a four piece boy band who have had several number one hits, including It’s All About You and Five Colours In Her Hair.

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8:33am Sat 22 Dec 12

mcatama says...

I am sorry to read that your reporter has taken such a negative spin on this lovely event in Harpenden. Given that the bulk of the report is quoting comments from disgruntled McFly fans on Twitter (I have read the feed and the comments are atrocious) I can only assume that your reporter, like those McFly fans, was not actually there?

I wasn't there when the grooom arrived so I can't speak about that moment, but I saw the bride arrive. Firstly, let's not forget that this wedding took place in the middle of town, on a Friday afternoon, 4 days before Christmas and at the same time as the schools broke up. Add in the celebrity factor and of course there were going to be people around. Whilst there may have been a few McFly fans there (mostly local kids) the majority of people outside the church were Mums with toddlers curious to do a bit of celeb-spotting and other local people who know or have connections with the Johnsons and Musicale and who just wanted to wish a local girl well. The only poster in sight was congratulations to the couple from the parents, children and staff at St Nicholas School (which is right next to the church). The only crying was from babies in buggies fed up with hanging around. And when the bride emerged from the car the only thing to be heard was a big cheer from the crowd.

As a couple of local people commented, the wedding created a really lovely atmosphere and there was a real buzz in town yesterday.
I am sorry to read that your reporter has taken such a negative spin on this lovely event in Harpenden. Given that the bulk of the report is quoting comments from disgruntled McFly fans on Twitter (I have read the feed and the comments are atrocious) I can only assume that your reporter, like those McFly fans, was not actually there? I wasn't there when the grooom arrived so I can't speak about that moment, but I saw the bride arrive. Firstly, let's not forget that this wedding took place in the middle of town, on a Friday afternoon, 4 days before Christmas and at the same time as the schools broke up. Add in the celebrity factor and of course there were going to be people around. Whilst there may have been a few McFly fans there (mostly local kids) the majority of people outside the church were Mums with toddlers curious to do a bit of celeb-spotting and other local people who know or have connections with the Johnsons and Musicale and who just wanted to wish a local girl well. The only poster in sight was congratulations to the couple from the parents, children and staff at St Nicholas School (which is right next to the church). The only crying was from babies in buggies fed up with hanging around. And when the bride emerged from the car the only thing to be heard was a big cheer from the crowd. As a couple of local people commented, the wedding created a really lovely atmosphere and there was a real buzz in town yesterday. mcatama
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