Traditional style for the bride who used to rock and roll

The pop singer Kim Wilde, who appears in black leather and revealing outfits for her stage shows, chose a thoroughly traditional look for her wedding yesterday. Miss Wilde, 35, married Hal Fowler, 28, the actor she met in January while when they were in the musical Tommy. “You can imagine how absolutely consumed with joy I am to have found Hal,” she told a newspaper recently.
The wedding, at St Giles Church, Herts, was attended by 150 guests, including the bride’s father, 1950s rock star Marty Wilde.
Miss Wilde wore a classic white dress and arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, while the groom wore top hat and tails. Af ter the service, the couple abandoned the carriage for the short trip to the reception, changing over to a white Land Rover.
The reception was held at Miss Wilde’s mother’s house in Tewin. Guests arriving at the thatched cottage were greeted by banners spanning the lane, saying: “Wishing you every happiness.”
A large marquee was put up for the guests, who were due to be entertained, not by pop music, but the gentier sounds of a string quartet and a pianist. The couple turned down “numerous” cash offers from magazines wanting to cover the reception.