Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 30 October 2014

Video: One Direction, Pippa Middleton and Harry Potter rogue - what a wedding guest list!

Belfast Telegraph readers' weddings have  been graced  by the presence of One Direction, gate-crashed by Harry Potter stars and even boasted Kate Middleton's sister on the guest list, writes Megan Hunter

One Direction bring their own brand of entertainment to a wedding in Carlingford, Co Louth, Ireland
Alan and Nicola Forbes celebrated their wedding with from left, Viscount John Crichton, Natalie Burt, Timothy Spall and David Walliams at Crom Castle.
Alan and Nicola Forbes celebrated their wedding with from left, Viscount John Crichton, Natalie Burt, Timothy Spall and David Walliams at Crom Castle.

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Emma and Owen Kinghan got married in New York City on Thursday 27th October 2011

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The One Direction boys attended the wedding of tour manager Paul Higgins and Clodagh McGeary in Carlingford, Co Louth and even participated in a ‘marryoke’ lip syncing video of the couple’s big day.

Alan and Nicola Forbes had a shock when Britain’s got talent judge, David Walliams and Harry Potter star Timothy Spall showed up at their wedding in Crom Castle, they were filming nearby and stopped for photographs with guests.

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Pippa Middleton was in attendance at Holywood designer Emma Logue’s wedding, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge is said to be a big fan of the designers’ pieces.
We also saw some of our local celebrities getting married, Sweeney Todd star Jayne Wisener married in her home-town of Coleraine, the actress said it was important for her to get married in her own Parish Church and show the beauty of the North Coast to those travelling from England.

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Professional golfer Darren Clarke married model-scout Alison Campbell on the beautiful island of the Bahamas’, in a simple ceremony, the wedding was attended by Graeme McDowell who introduced the couple.

Many local readers opted for exotic locations in which to tie the knot, Lorna and Gareth Murphy enjoyed the sunshine in Portugal, of Andrew Lynch and Julie McCrory from Glengormley chose the Amante Beach Club in Ibiza, Barry and Katie McGrath held a romantic ceremony in Rome and the wedding of Tony and Denise Zonneveld took place in New Zealand.

We also had many beautiful weddings on our shores, Clare Palmer married Will Hawkins in Glenarriffe forest park, in the beautiful Glens of Antrim, there were fire jugglers and a hog roast to name a few unique features

Some couples also chose to make use of our stunning visitor attractions with Brian McCart and Emily McCauley, married at Ulster Museum with photos in Botanic Gardens and Claire Jackson and Keith Shirley’s wedding at Queen’s University.

It seems weddings in 2013 have a lot to live up to and we look forward to bringing you stories from around the province of our readers’ nuptials.


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