By Sarah Bull
That's one way to deal with wedding stress! Sarah Harding couldn't hide her delight as she got some dolphin therapy in Miami last week
Planning a wedding can be a stressful business, as any bride-to-be will know.
But Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding appears to have found a novel way of dealing with her nuptial nerves - by getting dolphin therapy.
The 29-year-old singer, who is set to wed fiancé Tom Crane later this year, looked delighted as she swam with dolphins in Miami.
Nice to meet you: The Girls Aloud star shakes the dolphin's fin as she enjoys the Dolphin Harbor Miami Seaquarium
Wearing a neon green bikini under her wetsuit, Sarah beamed as she grabbed the dolphin's fin and was taken for a ride around the pool at the Dolphin Harbor Miami Seaquarium.
She was later seen kissing the mammal and shaking its fin with her hand in the pictures taken last week.
Sarah certainly appears to be enjoying her time in Miami, after flying out to the States to help Sir Richard Branson celebrate his Virgin Atlantic airline's 25th anniversary of connecting Miami and London.
Earlier in the week, Sarah showed off her bikini body as she relaxed by her hotel pool and basked in the sunshine.
The singer has apparently hired a personal trainer in a bid to be in the best shape possible for her big day.
And the results certainly showed as Sarah flaunted an enviable six pack as she strolled around the water's edge.
Sarah said recently she often struggle to accept her figure, but has been working hard with her trainer to perfect her physique.
She said: 'I could definitely be slimmer, but I'm working on it with my trainer.
'Do I have ugly days? All the time. I have breakouts, or days when I'm pictured with a double chin. I just think, "Urgh, I want to run away and hide." '
Speaking recently, Sarah said she and Tom are on top of their wedding plans, but still have a few final details to sort out.
She said: 'What we’re after at the moment is a band for the big day.
'We have someone special in mind but if we tell everyone who it is then we don’t get them it’ll be embarrassing so we’re going to see what they say first.'
And Sarah also refused to comment on whether she would become Mrs Crane after the wedding.
She teased: 'I DO know whether or not I’m taking Tom’s surname, but I’m not saying a thing. Everyone will just have to wait and see.'
Lazy days: Sarah Harding looked sensation lounging in her hotel pool in Miami
Sweet like chocolate: Sarah turns to the sun as she flaunts her enviable bikini body in a dark brown bikini by a pool in Miami
Earlier last week, Sarah fulfilled her promotional duties by posing with Branson at Miami's International Airport on Wednesday to promote the anniversary.
Clad in a little red dress resembling the uniform of the cabin crew, Sarah posed for pictures in the Virgin boss's arms on top of a wing on one of his planes.
Talking to reporters at the event, Branson said: 'This is a fantastic milestone in Virgin Atlantic’s history.
‘Miami was the second route Virgin Atlantic launched two years after the airline began and to think that we are now a world class airline with 32 long haul destinations is a dream come true.’
It worked then! Sarah looked in great spirits as she posed with Diana Vickers at a polo event yesterday, while Sarah's Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh looked great in a yellow dress out in London