Sore heads lads? Partying West Ham stars carry on the THREE-DAY bender as Pablo Fornals gets married after celebrating European triumph in style with open-top bus parade
Pablo Fornals celebrated his wedding in esteemed company on Friday, with several of his West Ham team-mates joining him on his special day.
Spanish forward Fornals tied the knot with partner Tania Lara in a beautiful ceremony beneath an arch adorned with whit flowers, just two days after lifting the Europa Conference League trophy.
With the Hammers then having an open-top bus parade through east London on Thursday, the clock was ticking for Fornals to cut off the celebrations in time to make his big day.
But the 27-year-old looked dapper in a blue suit, with Lara in a flowing, capped-shouldered white wedding dress as the new happy couple posed for pictures throughout the night.
They then sat down for the meal in an atmospheric courtyard, with lights and flowers draped across the space, with the setting sun casting an orange and pink hue over the space.
Pablo Fornals tied the knot with his partner Tania Lara on Friday in a beautiful flower-adorned ceremony
Angelo Ogbonna (right), Aaron Cresswell (centre) and Mark Noble were all in attendance
Drum-beaters wore flourescent lights on the night after the couple had a meal in a courtyard
But Fornals was not the only star to have been nursing what will likely have been a sore head after several days of partying.
Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell posed for a snap with Hammers sporting director and former team-mate Mark Noble.
Both Cresswell and Italian defender Ogbonna cut sharp figures in suits, while the ex-West Ham skipper went for a more laid back look in a short-sleeve shirt and chinos as the party moved on into the night.
The after-party included several drum beaters dressed in colourful blinking lights, with guests dancing in front of the show.
Ahead of the wedding, Fornals took to Instagram to share his emotions before the final stop in what was a truly whirlwind week for the midfielder.
‘Best week of my life for sure,’ Fornals posted. ‘No worries my love, I’ll be there,’ he promised Lara ahead of the big day.
Noble had already hinted at the three-day party that was to follow the win over Fiorentina, telling BT Sport: ‘We’ve got Pablo Fornals’ wedding on Friday so there’s not going to be much sleep in the next two days!’
After winning the competition on Wednesday, a number of West Ham’s stars were pictured partying until the early hours of Thursday morning in the wake of their historic victory.
Jarrod Bowen was seen carrying a drink onto the team’s bus back home after the match
Declan Rice (left) and David Moyes (right) were spotted out at 4am in Prague after West Ham’s Europa Conference League victory on Wednesday
Reports suggested the Hammers players and staff were out until 9:15am, with skipper Declan Rice front and centre for all of the antics and was seen skipping through the hotel lobby once they’d arrived back after the win.
And the Hammers club captain, along with manager David Moyes, was seen out and about at 4am as they celebrated the victory in Prague, while hero Jarrod Bowen was snapped with a drink in his hand as the Hammers boarded a bus to head home.
The celebrations then extended into a second day, as they took an open-top bus through Newham, from Upton Park – their ancestral home – past the London Stadium and ended at Stratford Town Hall.
The Hammers were pictured with beers in hand as they celebrated a historic European victory, ending their long trophy drought and lifting a first continental honour since 1965.
The club celebrated their historic victory with a parade through east London ending at Stratford Town Hall