Wedding fever has been in full swing over the last while with three fabulous celebrity weddings happening in showbiz land! I was meant to do a blog for each but unfortunately didn’t get to so I decided to do this blog with the four wonderful weddings for you to “awwwww” over like me!
The Front Lounge. 10 years ago. The scene was set for Aengus Mac Grianna to meet the love of his life Terry Gill while he was having a “liquid lunch” with some of his colleagues. The pair immediately got on, fell in love and the rest is history as they say.
The wedding of RTE newsreader Aengus Mac Grianna and his long-term boyfriend of 10 years Terry Gill in Ballymacgarvey village, Co. Meath. Mac Grianna and friend and colleague Anne Doyle, who Mac Grianna admitted previously on The Late Late Show would be giving him away, arrived in a black Rolls-Royce to the venue where Mac Grianna and Gill said their vows and became husband and husband in front of 150 members of their family as well as close friends which included Maia Dunphy, Yvonne Keating and Tracy Piggott who all appeared on Celebrity Masterchef with Mac Grianna as well as many colleagues of Mac Grianna’s from the newsroom at RTE such as Kate Egan, Michael Murphy, Eileen Dunne and Teresa Mannion.
Gill, from Westwind Alpacas, was walked up the aisle with his mother Eva Gill for his and Aengus’ big day.
Also Moya Brennan and Cormac De Barra played many traditional Irish ballads at the humanist ceremony.
In the run-up to the big day, Doyle joked that she felt like she was Mrs Bennett ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at the moment saying,
“It’s weddings, weddings, weddings at the moment. All I seem to be talking and thinking about are weddings these days,” in reference to Mac Grianna’s wedding and also the wedding of her boyfriend Dan McGrattan’s son which took place the week before.
Mac Grianna said of choosing Doyle for the major honour that it was because he has known her for years and added,
“From the very beginning Anne always looked out for me. She has watched and guided me along the way and at key junctions in my life – she has always been there. She has been a major influence on me. She’s a one-off.”
Everyone broke into applause when the marriage ceremony ended and congratulated the happy couple.
Mac Grianna and Gill will go to the UK in the next few weeks to legally marry and Mac Grianna has spoken about marriage equality previously saying,
“It’s simply a question of equality. All of my brothers and sisters are married and I don’t see any difference as to why I shouldn’t be allowed that too. I’m not prepared to take a lesser status.”
Well said Aengus.
The couple went on honeymoon in the days after the wedding.
The style was amazing with Aengus donning a wonderful blue suit and Terry looking dapper in a grey suit while Eva and Anne went for floral, white and blue combinations. The colour co-ordination was fabulous with blue been a theme which ran through all four of their outfits. Terry’s ode to blue was the least visible but was still there on his tie.
Model and former Miss Ireland Sarah Morrissey married her long-term boyfriend of 8 years St Patrick’s Athletic coach Pat Jennings Jr in Buggiano in Italy.
Morrissey looked amazing in a custom dress designed by Irish designer Peter O’Brien and paired the stunning dress with metallic sandals and understated stud earrings while Jennings Jr looked dapper in a navy suit.
The ceremony was attended by close friends which included Morrissey’s fellow models Nadia Forde and Yomiko Chen.
Next up stylist and TV presenter Angela Scanlon and eco-entrepreneur Roy Horgan whose wedding took place in Wicklow.
Scanlan wore an understated and beautiful dress which was in a vintage style by Irish designer Sorcha O’Raghallaigh. The dress had gold embroidery on top and was floor length and Horgan wore a navy suit and looked amazing.
Congratulations to the three couples on their big days! May you all have a lifetime of happiness in your married bliss! 🙂