Comedienne Dawn French has tied the knot for the second time after exchanging vows with her partner Mark Bignell.

They’ve been dating for just over a year, but Dawn French said she knew pretty soon after she met the charity boss that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him.

And this weekend, the coupled sealed the deal, when they said ‘I do’ at an exclusive eco-hotel in Cornwall during a weekend of celebrations that were described as a ‘big’ but very classy and understated affair’.

About 100 hundred guests attended the nuptials including Saunders, Sue Perkins and Kathy Burke, and screenwriter Richard Curtis.

Alison Moyet sang for the guests in the evening, as did Miss French's daughter Billie, from her marriage to comedian Lenny Henry, which ended three years ago.

Dishes served at the hotel's restaurant include Cornish hake with chicken skin and pork fillet, cheek and belly with rhubarb, potato fondant, and white port sauce.

A source said: 'The hotel looked stunning. They had rented out the whole place exclusively for the weekend.”