Declan Donnelly wedding highlights – Declan Donnelly married his agent Ali Astall in a start-studded ceremony this weekend.
Declan Donnelly, one half of famous double act, Ant and Dec, married in St. Michaels church Newcastle, followed by a reception held in a luxurious marquee with JLS singer Marvin Humes as DJ.
The bride wore a custom-made classic ivory wedding dress by British designer Phillipa Lepley featuring a boat neckline, nipped in waist and pleated skirt. She accessorised with a veil pinned into her coiffed up-do, pearl drop earrings and diamond bracelet. Dec wore a navy Tom Baker suit and polka dot tie.
Highlights of the big day included well wishes sent in from Princes Charles, a framed certificate from the Pope, the first glimpse of Ali in her wedding dress as she stepped out of a silver Rolls Royce, and the cheer of fans when the newlyweds emerged from the church hand in hand. Dec looked ecstatic and gave the thumbs up to the large group of onlookers. The wedding service was extra special for Dec as it was led by his brother Father Dermott Donnelly.
The TV presenter’s trusty sidekick Ant McPartlin was best man. Speaking after the ceremony (as reported by The Mirror) Ant said:
She looked amazing. It was very emotional, I was really emotional. He finally got married.”
The reception was a celeb-filled affair and the guest list including Simon Cowell, Holly Willoughby, Tess Daly, Paddy McGuinness, Keith Lemon, Philip Schofield, Vernon Kay, Fearne Cotton and Ashley Roberts.
Yesterday Dec tweeted:
Thank you for all the kind and lovely messages, they are appreciated. My wife and I had the most amazing, magical, wonderful day.”
Ali Astall is a talent manager who looks after a host of famous faces; she has been working as Dec’s manager for more than a decade. The pair were just really good friends for more than 10 years and even used to go for dinner together on Valentine’s night when they were both single. Friendship turned to romance in 2013 and Declan popped the question in November of last year.
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