Congratulations are in order for Swedish Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw. He tied the knot with his fiancé Ciara Janson on September 5th. The English actress is best known for playing Nicole Owen on the British soap Hollyoaks. But she definitely didn’t have to act as the pair said “I do” in front of an idyllic sunset in Croatia, with a host of famous faces in attendance. Oscar Zia, Sarah Dawn Finer, Carola — they all flew out to support their pal.

Måns shared a stunning wedding video on Instagram, so even those of us without an invitation could gaze in awe at Ciara’s dress, and tear up a little at the first dance. And no: it was not to “Hope and Glory”!

Writing on Insta, he gushed: “So. This happened. I married my absolute soulmate @ciarajzelmerlow on a magical night in front of the best group of friends and family one could ever wish for. We couldn’t be happier and haven’t really woken up yet.”

Måns and Ciara — who enjoyed a night together at the Wiwi Jam in Tel Aviv earlier this summer — have been dating since 2016 and are raising two boys together.

Their youngest, Albert Ossian, was born in May 2018 and is the focus of Måns’ latest single “Grow Up to be You”, which was released in May 2019. Ciara had her other son during a previous relationship, but Måns and his stepson have bonded beautifully.

Ciara, who has taken his name and is now Ciara Zelmerlöw, is known in the UK as an actress.

Ciara also took to Instagram to share a short but sweet message about the big day, promising her followers that there will be plenty of more pictures to follow.

“05.09.19. Became Mrs Zelmerlöw, for like ever and ever ❤️ #weddingspamincoming”

Here at Wiwibloggs, we couldn’t be happier for the couple and we wish them all the best as they embark on married life. Congratulations!

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Eureka
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Eureka

Oh wow…

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

Congratulations, and the best of wishes to the happy couple 🙂

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Carola must have been relieved that it was a straight wedding, like her imaginary friend god intended. lol

Hrvatska
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Hrvatska

Croatia best place for a wedding

Richard
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Richard

What a beautiful couple, congratulations to Mr & Mrs Z.

Volare
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Volare

Vilken grej

Eureka
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Eureka

Oh wow

Jonas
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Jonas

Congratulations to the happy couple, I hope they have a long and happy life together.

Now for the bitter/jealous part…I often wonder why, in the 21st century, women still take the man’s name. Could he not have become Måns Jansson? Or could she not have kept her own name? In fact, while I’m on the subject – traditional weddings in general are obscene. The white dress, the bride being “given away”…why wasn’t Ciara the one at the top of the altar with Måns walking down the aisle? These ridiculous male/female roles are outdated and should be abandoned.

Skiwalko
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It’s not like she was forced to take a part in that ceremony – I know many people (including lots of women) who dream of having such a wedding. The roles you describe are just a part of tradition and don’t hold any real significance – the bride isn’t sold, she spouses, with the agreement of both sides. I consider myself pro-feminism, but that just feels like unnecessary nitpicking, and there’s many much more important problems (equal pay, harassment, domestic violence etc.) to be solved.

Jonas
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Jonas

It may be nitpicking, but it’s not unnecessary. Of course the other problems you mentioned are more important, but they are not mutually exclusive. They’re all part of the same problem. It’s outdated “traditions” like this that feed into the larger picture of how women are viewed. You don’t see the link? To solve the problem, we need to start from the ground up. For the record, I’m not singling out this one ceremony for blame – and like I said, I wish them all the happiness in the world.

123
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123

The only one ridiculous here is you and your opinion tbh… There is nothing wrong with tradition or male/female roles

Jonas
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Jonas

Do you actually know much about these traditions? Why does she need her father to “give away” his daughter to another man like a piece of property…? Why does she need to wear a white dress to represent her “purity”? Why does nobody give the groom away? How many men take their wife’s name? It may be simply symbolism nowadays, but perhaps you might consider looking into the origins of these ceremonial traditions. They have become redundant. You probably couldn’t be bothered, though, especially if it involves thinking.

Lars
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Lars

That kind of tradition does not look so destructive anyway. And their use of it as a default for their wedding seem to not have a problem between the both of them as well as for their families. Mans’ bride or any brides in the world can now do whatever they want to their weddings for all I care but I think your way of criticizing established traditional weddings like this could be due to your insecurity and irrationality. You are looking for something to be offended just because… it’s ‘tradition’ and that’s problematic.

Jonas
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Jonas

Thanks for the psychoanalysis. I simply have a personal distaste. That’s my choice – as valid as theirs.

123
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123

Wow, your interpretation of things is sad…Idk what happened to you in your life that you’ve become so offended by wedding ceremonies lol

Jonas
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Jonas

I’m not offended. I’m expressing my personal opinion. Do you allow that?

123
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123

It not up to me to allow anything…

Amor Amankwah
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Amor Amankwah

We don’t know what is really going on in their marriage. It’s just traditions that people engage in. You are thinking way too much into it. As long as no one is actually trying to subjugate people. Who cares? They have a right to engage in those traditions if they want or if they don’t.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

here in italy women keep their last name and don’t take the man’s name in any way

Jonas
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Jonas

What last name are children given, though…? I’m guessing the man’s?

Robyn Gallagher
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I know a couple of guys who took their wife’s name when they got married. In one case, the guy had a bad relationship with his father and didn’t want his future kids to have that surname. In the other case, the guy’s “maiden name” sounded really silly (e.g. Bottomley, Butt) and he also didn’t want his kid to grow up with it! But as for this situation, I can totally get why she’d want to be Mrs Z!

Nora
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Nora

I think they just wanted it this way. For example my parents are married but my mom still has her own name. My mom wanted it that way she doesn’t care when the woman at the bank says: “why don’t you have your husbands name?” I think such things are ridicilous and I get what you mean, but nobody is forced to marry this way or even marry at all.

Jonas
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Jonas

Sure, it was their choice and nobody forced them, I’ve never denied that. Is it a good example for others, though? I don’t think so. If I had a daughter, would I want her to think she had to hang around waiting for a man to give her a diamond ring?

lili
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lili

In Eastern Europe, Christians-Orthodox don’t have any aisle. The groom comes with the godmother, and the bride with the godfather.
And the bride and groom don make any promises, because is understood they will become one, which is above any word.

James
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James

In some countries, women are allowed to use both her maiden and married name together. In other countries, women are not allowed to adopt their husband’s surname/clan name.

Many Western wedding traditions date back to the days of Vikings and Celts so yeah, either go with the flow, or switch it up if you want to.

Denis
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Denis

You do know that some people want the tradition? I come from a liberal feminist family yet my cousins and sister both had traditional weddings. You can still be feminist and enjoy the traditions. Feminism is about choice after all..

Amor Amankwah
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Amor Amankwah

Exactly. Just like Jonas doesn’t like it. Some people do.

Amor Amankwah
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Amor Amankwah

It’s her decision. If she wants to keep her name, she can. If she wants to take his, she can.