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Ed and Brian share 'best jam ever' at Ronan and Storms' wedding

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Ed Sheeran and Brian McFadden at Ronan Keating and Storms' wedding
Ed Sheeran and Brian McFadden at Ronan Keating and Storms' wedding
Ed Sheeran performs onstage alongside former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating at his wedding to Storm Uechtritz
Ed Sheeran performs onstage alongside former Boyzone singer Keith Duffy at Ronan Keating's wedding to Storm Uechtritz
Ed Sheeran performs onstage alongside former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating at his wedding to Storm Uechtritz

International man of romance Ed Sheeran has gone from arranging Croke Park proposals to serenading Ronan Keating and his new wife, Storm, at their wedding.

The couple, who announced their engagement in April following Ronan's divorce from his ex-wife Yvonne Connolly, wed in a lavish ceremony at Archerfield House in Scotland on Monday afternoon.

Their bash was a star- studded affair, with Ronan's Boyzone bandmates Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham all in attendance.

Marquee

Dannii Mingoue and her boyfriend, Adrian Newman, were also there - as was former Westlife crooner Brian McFadden.

After the ceremony guests were led to a riverside marquee by a Scottish piper for a music-filled bash.

Thinking Out Loud singer Ed surprised guests by performing solo at the reception before being joined on stage by Brian and the Boyzone crew.

Irish band Lunar also performed at the wedding, and celebrations are expected to carry on until Friday.

McFadden shared a picture of him with Ed and said the party was "the best jam ever".

Guests also enjoyed a photo booth and a giant chess set at the celebrations.

Naturally, Ronan (38) made quite the entrance - arriving at the ceremony in a Rolls Royce with the registration plate of 'RO 2'.

Ronan's 16-year-old son Jack was his best man, while his daughters Missy (14) and Ali (9) were Storm's bridesmaid and flower girl respectively.

Storm was welcomed into the Keating family with open arms, with Ronan's sister-in-law Valerie describing the wedding as "incredibly emotional".

"Such a happy day for our family. Incredibly emotional, we love Storm Uechtritz. So happy she is joining the Keating family," she said.

Meanwhile, Ronan's brother Gary said the wedding day was "off the charts".

"Yesterday was amazing, off the charts, organised to perfection. So happy for Ronan and my new sis Storm," he said.

Also congratulating the newlyweds was Take That frontman Gary Barlow, who offered his "enormous congratulations" to the happy couple.

The wedding party had a busy few days before tying the knot, as both the bride and the groom enjoyed their hen and stag parties over the weekend.

Storm went to Paris to celebrate her last few days as an unmarried woman and was joined by her pals and Ronan's daughters.

While they enjoyed trips to the Eiffel Tower and glamorous lunches, Ronan stayed closer to home and enjoyed a day on the golf links in Stoke with family and friends.

Guests were on social media lockdown due to the couple's rumoured €70,000 deal with Hello! magazine.

Independent

Meanwhile, Storm recently revealed she would be changing her surname after the wedding.

"I am quite an independent woman, but I would be honoured to carry the Keating name," she said.

The couple, who met on the set of the Australian X-Factor and have been together for three years, have both been married before.

Ronan wed Yvonne Connolly in 1998 after a whirlwind romance, but they separated in 2012 after it emerged he had cheated on her with backing dancer Francine Cornell.

Meanwhile, Storm married financial director Tim Ivers in 2009 and their first dance was to Keating's When You Say Nothing At All. They also parted ways in 2012.

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