Don’t Tell The Bride couple share behind-the-scenes secrets
A couple who married on Don’t Tell The Bride are still happily together 10 years later with two children.
Jade Stone, 32, appeared on the popular Channel 4 show in 2013 with her beau Levi Stone, 33.
The pair wed in front of thousands of fans at a Stoke City football match, because Levi was in charge and is a ‘diehard Potter’.
Jade and Levi are one of Don’t Tell The Bride’s success stories as they celebrate a decade together this year.
Jade and Levi Stone took part in Don’t Tell The Bride in 2013. The pair were wed in front of near 30,000 people during match day at Stoke City Football Stadium
They also have two sons, Frankie, eight, and Donnie, four, who are also loyal Stoke City fans.
Now, 10 years on, Jade has opened up about the couple’ experience on the show, revealing the reality behind the drama-filled wedding plans.
She said: ‘Since [we got married], we’ve had two wonderful children aged eight and four so we’ve been busy making our family, we’ve both progressed job wise and we bought our dream home.
‘It’s come around so fast its now 10 years and I’ve never been back to Stoke City.’
The couple reveal how they are still happily married 10 years on and have since welcomed two sons (pictured with them here)
10 years on, Jade has opened up about the couple’ experience on the show, revealing the reality behind the drama-filled wedding plans
Jade explained how she never suspected that Levi would choose the football stadium to be their wedding venue
She thought about taking him back to the football ground to celebrate their 10-year anniversary
Jade revealed how she contemplated surprising Levi for their 10-year anniversary with a trip back to the football ground.
She continued: ‘I would never change it, I love it now the boys are a bit older. Every now and again we go and find it on iPlayer and the boys can’t believe it’s us.
‘The biggest transformation is my husband he looks totally different. The long hair is gone and now he’s a fitness fanatic and is in the gym every day.’
Jade and Levi first met when they were 14 when their schools combined for an education day, and the pair say it was love at first sight.
However, they fell out of touch until the reconnected on social media at 18 and a few years later decided to give a relationship a go.
Frankie, eight, and Donnie, four, who are also loyal Stoke City fans and enjoy watching the Don’t Tell The Bride episode when it appears on iPlayer or 4OD
Jade and Levi first met when they were 14 when their schools combined for an education day, and the pair say it was love at first sight
They had been a together for less than a year when they decided to appear on the reality TV show, with Jade putting her trust in Levi to plan her perfect wedding day.
Neither had proposed to the other before applying for the show, but Jade dropped hints and Levi filled in the application.
When they were accepted the couple quickly got engaged with Jade oblivious to the fact that Levi would opt for them to get married at Stoke City football stadium, let alone in front of thousands of fans on match day.
She explained that they had their phones taken off them for the duration of filming to make sure they couldn’t ruin the surprise.
They had been a together for less than a year when they decided to appear on the reality TV show, with Jade putting her trust in Levi to plan her perfect wedding day
Levi is pictured here with son Frankie, both are wearing Stoke City Football shirts, the club of the stadium where Levi wed Jade
According to Jade they are the only people to have got married there on match day on the pitch
Jade revealed that they had just one goal, which was to get married and she is aware of how lucky they are
However, Jade explained that she had made only one request before they were separated, that Levi got a ring that was to her tastes.
Jade explained: ‘Back then was kind of the start of Facebook and social media – if someone asked would I do it now, I don’t think I would.
‘I think people didn’t believe that we didn’t know, the contract we had to sign meant our hands were tied and our phones were taken off us.
‘If we got caught talking or seeing each other we would have had a fine which was more than the wedding.’
She continued: ‘At the time I wasn’t aware of anything going on, the one place I thought it wasn’t going to be was a football stadium.
‘It was the biggest shock of my life really.’
According to Jade they are the only people to have got married there on match day on the pitch.
She said: ‘When we got to Stoke, I was like “What is this?”‘
Jade and Levi got married in front of 30,000 people and their reception was held in the Stoke room.
They also had pictures taken with the footballers on their wedding day, which ‘was just crazy.’
The 32-year-old said: ‘I was always quite a control freak, so it was a shock for everyone to believe I’d let him organise the big day.
‘At the time, the future didn’t cross my mind so it’s only now that I’m aware of how lucky we are with his idea that got us on the show.’
She added: ‘When watching other people, I feel like it was quite a nice one.
‘We’re not fighting against each other, we just had one goal to get married and wherever it was we both would have been happy.’