Model Jodie Kidd and her former soldier beau exchanged vows in West Sussex, England on Saturday (16Aug14) following a whirlwind romance.

David Blakeley proposed to the British beauty during a vacation in India in December (13, just weeks after the couple started dating.

Kidd shared the news of her secret engagement in an interview with Hello! magazine, in which she gushed, "It's absolutely brilliant. We are totally chuffed (pleased) and on cloud nine. David and I got on from the start and things have moved quickly. We are in love and very happy. He is an amazing man."

The couple wed at the Holy Trinity church in Plaistow, where guests included the bride's make-up artist sister Jemma and their brother Jack.

This is the first marriage for Blakeley, whose 2012 book, Pathfinder: A Special Forces Mission Behind Enemy Lines, became a bestseller, and the second for Kidd, who split from internet entrepreneur Aidan Butler after an 18 months union in 2007.

She has a two-year-old son, called Indio, from her previous relationship with Andrea Vianini.