Model and TV presenter Glenda Gilson turned up a fashionable 36 minutes late for her wedding yesterday in an overcast but mainly dry Kilrush in Co Clare.
The 33-year-old married Dublin businessman Rob MacNaughton at St Senan’s Church where about 100 onlookers had gathered to catch a glimpse of the bride.
Wearing an ivory Vera Wang dress with a sweetheart bodice and layers of silk, the Exposé presenter arrived at 2.36pm having previously said she wouldn’t keep Rob waiting more than 15 minutes.
She posed for photographs inside the white Audi car before stepping out to cheers and some whistling.
“She was ushered quickly through the gates and up the few steps to the church where she posed for a very brief photo shoot.
Seconds later the bride stepped inside to the music of the Halleluia Gospel Choir.
Guests included models Alison Canavan and Gail Kaneswaran; model and actress Vivienne Connolly, singer/songwriter, TV presenter Louise Loughman; and singer/songwriter, TV presenter and actor Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa.
X-Factor judge Louis Walsh arrived with PR guru Joanne Byrne to cheers from dozens of fans. He posed for press photographers, politely declining to do the ‘X-Factor’ pose, but stood in for pictures with some of his admirers.
Two florists were employed to decorate the church for the wedding. One provided decorative trees up along the aisle while another brought flowers in from Holland to decorate the church.
Outside, a floral arch with real grapes stood in front of the church door.
Inside, before the bride arrived, an announcement was made telling guests they could take photographs but asked them not to post any on social media.
Parish Priest Fr Michael Sheedy officiated at the ceremony.
The happy couple later travelled to Donald Trump’s luxurious Doonbeg resort in Co Clare.
Billionaire Trump bought the property earlier this year for more than €8m.