Special Guest in New Zealand:

Ricki‐Lee was a born entertainer. At 15, she began doing gigs in her hometown of the Gold Coast with live bands until she was discovered in 2004 at the age of 18 on Australian Idol. The favourite to win the competition, she was shockingly eliminated in seventh place.

Since then, the ARIA nominated songwriter has gone on to sell over a million records worldwide from her multi‐platinum and gold selling albums and more than 20 hit singles.

Her songs are used in movie soundtracks and TV shows around the world – most notably ‘Cant Touch It’ was the theme song for the Sex & The City 2 movie in 2010 and has also been featured in hit American TV shows So You Think You Can Dance, Cashmere Mafia, Lipstick Jungle, and Dancing With The Stars.

She has toured with some of the biggest artists in the world including Jason Derulo and The Backstreet Boys ‐ and has travelled the world writing songs and releasing her infectious and uplifting pop music, as well as her own sell­‐out tours across Australia and Japan with rave reviews dubbing her ‘Australia’s answer to Beyonce’ and ‘The next Kylie Minogue’.

But the multi talented Ricki­‐Lee is not only a musician – she is a much loved personality in the Australian media. Not only has she graced countless magazine covers, she also had success in hosting TV and radio. In 2008 she became a co-­host on Australian Idol and in 2010 had her own breakfast radio show on Nova in Sydney.

In 2012 she was a mentor alongside Seal on The Voice Australia and in 2014 was the runner up on Dancing With The Stars Australia. She has fronted national campaigns as the face of Covergirl, as well as for supermarket giant Woolworths, Samsung and Cotton On Body by developing her own clothing line ‘Ricki‐Lee ARMY’ ­‐ and along the way she has recruited a huge army of fans both young and old.

When it comes to social media – Ricki‐Lee is a force to be reckoned with. With a social media following of over half a million people, over 6 million views on Youtube and a reputation for being an honest, genuine, outspoken and inspiring woman – it’s no wonder Ricki‐lee was named the highest engaging Facebook artist page in Australia in 2014.

Ricki‐Lee is a songwriter, a powerhouse singer, the executive producer of her albums, she co‐directs her music videos and is the artistic and creative director for her brand.

She is an artist with a vision and goes above and beyond to bring that vision to life. A dynamic and versatile performer – her live shows are high intensity, choreographed and produced stage shows with dancers and a live band. Her acoustic shows are beautiful and measured, and she owns every audience like no other.

Ricki‐lee is not a puppet for a record label or a brand – she is a woman with integrity and she has a voice that speaks to people of all ages. She is the driving force behind her brand and has always had a strong vision of who she is – and that is why people love her, because she is genuine. Her vision has remained firm throughout her impressive 10year career.

She is a confident, powerful and inspiring artist with a voice that resonates with the Australian public. Ricki­‐lee is a hard working, highly driven and creative artist who thrives on challenging herself and constantly keeping people guessing.

With so many strings to her bow ‐ it’s no wonder people say she’s the hardest working woman in music!

Ricki-Lee Coulter: Our magical wedding – New Idea Article

It was a French fairytale for the pop star and her handsome beau's big day.

Dancing on the terrace of a fairytale French chateau at sunset, whispering the beautiful ballad Can't Help Falling In Love to the man who stole her heart.

It was the most heartfelt performance of Ricki-Lee Coulter's career - crooning just for her new husband Richard Harrison as they performed the bridal waltz at their lavishly romantic wedding.

'I wish we could have frozen time to stay in that moment,' recalls the singer-songwriter and TV presenter. 'It was magical, absolutely a dream come true, the greatest day of my life.

'You know, we soaked up every moment and it was amazing, but time flew past. One minute, we were walking down the aisle, and the next minute, it was 4.30am and we were still dancing, kicking up our heels and flicking our hair!'

From start to finish, Ricki-Lee and Rich were determined to marry just the way they wanted, surrounded by their nearest and dearest, in their favourite place in the world: Paris, the City of Light.

It's where the couple spent their first real holiday together four years ago, so a return trip to tie the knot seemed just the ticket - especially once they found their ideal venue, the historic Chateau Bouffemont.

'The grandeur, the drama, the beauty of it was all too perfect,' laughs the Can't Touch It songstress. 'I've always said that meeting Rich was like finding my Prince Charming, so why not make our wedding day a fairytale too?'

Image Credit: Ricki-Lee in her custom-made bridal gown by Johanna Johnson, only in this week's New Idea.