Rugby star Peter Stringer gives bride a wedding worth waiting for

PHOTOS: After a seven-year romance, rugby star Peter Stringer has finally married fellow Corkonian Debbie O’Leary — they tied the knot in Marbella, Spain, yesterday.

Rugby star Peter Stringer gives bride a wedding worth waiting for

The blushing bride took to Twitter ahead of the ceremony.

“Wedding breakfast"

She posted another photo to Instagram later in the day, snapping two pairs of sparkly shoes — Jimmy Choo and LK Bennett heels which were probably worn by the bride and bridesmaid, Debbie’s sister Ciara — and a pair of child’s pumps, probably worn by the bride’s niece who served as the flower girl.

After the ceremony, which was attended by around 120 guests, Debbie’s first cousin Lisa O’Leary told the Irish Examiner:

“It’s been an amazing day, just fantastic. Everyone is really relaxed and having a great time. And the setting is beautiful, it’s just perfect, out of this world.

“Debbie looks beautiful of course, just stunning. Peter’s not looking too bad either of course!”

All photos by solarpix.com

Ahead of the ceremony, the rugby star took to the airwaves to gush about his partner, calling the wedding “her day”.

“I don’t like being the centre of attention,” he told Ray D’Arcy on RTÉ Radio One.

“I’m going to deflect a lot of it on to Debbie, it’s all about her, I’ll try fade into the background as much as I can.”

Stringer also revealed the couple have no official plans for a honeymoon yet.

“We haven’t really planned it. But we’ll stay in Spain for a while,” he said.

“We wanted to get away to get the good weather and have a good week.”

Stringer popped the question last year in another sunny location — he proposed to Debbie, who works in PR and marketing, last June at a luxury five-star resort in Barbados.

Among the guests at yesterday’s celebration was model-turned-singer Nadia Forde who was determined to make it to the wedding despite losing her mother at the weekend.

Forde’s mother, Berenice Paolozzi, passed away on Saturday night after a long battle with cancer.

A spokesperson said the reality TV star was “by her mother’s side” during her last moments.

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