Kym Marsh reveals sweet tribute to late son Archie on her wedding day

KYM Marsh has revealed the sweet tribute she made to her late son Archie on her wedding day to Army Major Scott Ratcliff.

The soap actress – who wed her fiance last weekend – made a nod to her and ex-husband Jamie Lomas' son, who died soon after birth in February 2009.


Kym, 45, celebrated her wedding with a lavish ceremony at the Royal Memorial Chapel at Sandhurst, Surrey, on October 16.

The former pop star stunned in her ivory wedding dress, holding onto a floral arrangement of yellow roses, while Scott otped for his military uniform.

Kym and Scott were joined by their children – the actress' son David, 26, and daughters Emilie, 24, and Polly, 10, and Scott's daughter Renee, six.

Speaking to OK magazine, Kym explained that she wanted her late son Archie, who she welcomed with her ex-husband, to be part of the ceremony too.

The flowers at the ceremony and a necklace featured a cherub were the nods she chose to remember her son, who was born 18 weeks premature.

“David, Emilie and Polly bought it for me as a Mother’s Day present to symbolise Archie," Kym said of the necklace. “I never take it off.

“The other thing we did was have yellow roses dotted around. Yellow wasn’t a part of the day at all. But the yellow rose is Archie’s flower."

"We decided we’d put them around the place to symbolise him,” she concluded of the personal touch to the big day.

Kym and Scott had discussed having more children after getting hitched, but admitted they decided against it because they were "just too busy".

"We considered adoption at one point, but we're just so busy," she said, as Scott added: "One of us would have to give up work.

"We’ve got Polly and Renee, so we do have young children. We want to focus on them."

The family are based in Cheshire at a "halfway" point to Kym's family in Scotland, and nearby to Scott's base for his demanding military role.

Kym and Scott hosted their wedding last weekend in front of 150 delighted guests including her Coronation Street pals and his Army buddies.

The actress resembled a princess in a sweeping Carolina Herrera gown, whilst Scott was allowed to wear his ceremonial uniform.

The soldier proposed in July, and the coulple brought their wedding forward as Kym’s dad, Dave, 76, has been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.

Kym told OK!: "There were tears when he walked me down the aisle and when I gave him a kiss as he sat down – there were lots of tears surrounding my dad that day."

Kym's huge bridal party – or “entourage” as Scott affectionately named them – also included Kym’s children David, 26, Emilie, 24, and Polly, 10, along with Scott’s daughter Renee, six, and Kym’s grandson, Teddy, two.

Kym’s former Coronation Street co-star, Alison King, was a bridesmaid, and close friend Antony Cotton, who introduced her to Scott in 2018, acted as her groomsman.

The christian ceremony featured a sweet poem Scott had written for Kym during a recent tour of Afghanistan, as well as a poem about friendship from Kym’s brother.

Guests – including Danny Foster from Hear’Say, and her Morning Live co-stars Gethin Jones and Janette Manrara – were served fizz and canapés in Sandhurst’s Indian Army Memorial Room at the glamorous reception, before enjoying prawn cocktails, chicken supreme and sticky toffee pudding in a marquee outside where the speeches took place.

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