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Everton star Seamus Coleman gets married to his childhood sweetheart in the town of Killybegs this weekend.
The Donegal natives married in St. Mary’s the Visitation church in Killybegs this weekend, followed by afternoon tea in The Bay View Hotel and a glitzy reception at Harvey’s Point on the shores of Lough Eske.
Rachel wore a figure-hugging, strapless fishtail wedding dress with layers of lace and sparkles. She accessorised with a full-length veil and silver and pearl jewellery. Arriving a respectable 15-minutes late, Rachel walked up the aisle decorated with lilac, white hydrangea and roses. The bridesmaids wore v-neck, full length lilac dresses.
The two 26 year olds tied the knot in front of 280 guests including Seamus’s teammates; Everton and Ireland midfielder James McCarthy by his side as groomsman, and Ireland players Aidan McGeady, David Meyler, James McClean and model girlfriend Erin O’Connor. Despite playing against each other in the Ireland-Scotland match last weekend, Seamus’s Everton teammate Steve Naismith and his wife also flew to Ireland for the wedding.
Dozens of well-wishers stood outside the church hoping to catch a glimpse of the happy couple who have been together since they were both fifteen years of age, including excited young local fans sporting Everton tops.
Apart from the footballer guests the wedding was mainly attended by family and childhood friends, as well as the men Seamus played Gaelic football with as a boy at the Killybegs GAA Club, and friends from his first soccer team St. Catherine’s.
Rachel and Seamus turned down offers of a celebrity magazine shoots and favoured a traditional ‘big Donegal wedding’ instead of a celebrity bash. Keen to support local venues the couple chose to have afternoon tea in the Bay View Hotel because Rachel’s father is manager there, while her cousin Noel is a manager at Harvey’s Point.
Sought after defender Seamus continues to be linked to multimillion euro bids to attract him to Man United and Chelsea. This could be the year that all the Donegal star’s dreams come true!