When Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte made the decision to be wed in a secret Las Vegas ceremony in June 2007, it meant that several of their close friends and family weren’t on hand for the blessed event.
So now the couple is making up for it — They renewed their wedding vows over the weekend and flew their closest family and friends to Hurghada, Egypt, for the ceremony.
Mel and Stephen reaffirmed their commitment to each other at the exclusive Jaz Makadi Golf Hotel in Madinat Makadi, in front of guests including Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, and UK TV personalities Denise Van Outen and Fearne Cotton.
Missing from the ceremony were Mel’s fellow Spice Girls — Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and pregnant Melanie C — who she explains weren’t invited to the ceremony in order to keep it a low-key event.
"We decided to do it for the kids and we only want it to be a real intimate affair with the 10 closest people in our lives," she explained.
The former Spice Girls star – who has a luxury home in Egypt – will also host a lavish wedding blessing party today, treating guests to a picturesque Red Sea cruise.
Mel and Stephen were seen soaking up the sun shortly before their renewal ceremony yesterday.
The loved-up pair sipped champagne and kissed as Mel showed off her fantastic figure in a skimpy white bikini.