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Sunday 4 December 2016

Wedding bells as Valerie Mulcahy, Donal Skehan and Tony Hawk tie the knot

Valerie Mulcahy and Meg Blyth's civil partnership on Saturday June 27, 2015
Valerie Mulcahy and Meg Blyth's civil partnership on Saturday June 27, 2015
Valerie Mulcahy and Meg Blyth's civil partnership on Saturday June 27, 2015
Tony pictured with his new wife Kathy in Adare Manor
Tony pictured with his brood and his new wife Kathy in Adare Manor

There was quite the trio of weddings in Ireland at the weekend, with homegrown and international stars getting married.

Popular TV chef Donal Skehan married his long-term love Sophie Larsson on Saturday in a beautiful ceremony that even involved their pet dog, Max.

The couple exchanged vows at City Hall in Dublin before heading to Lisnavagh House in Co Carlow for the reception.

Kitchen Hero star Donal (29) swapped his apron for a three-piece navy suit for the occasion, while Sophie looked stunning in an ivory satin boat-neck dress with embroidered beading around the waist.

Thirty of her relatives travelled from Sweden for the celebrations.

The pair have been together since 2006, when Donal met Sophie when she was visiting his native Howth.

Earlier this summer, the chef revealed he would not be preparing the food at his wedding.

"We have very good friends who have a restaurant in Drogheda called the Eastern Seaboard and they're going to be looking after it for us," he said. "What we've gone for with the food is a very relaxed, family-style dinner rather than silver service."

Meanwhile, Cork GAA star Valerie Mulcahy wed her long-term girlfriend Meg Blyth.

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Valerie Mulcahy and Meg Blyth's civil partnership on Saturday June 27, 2015

The pair, who have been together for more than six years, walked up the aisle on Friday at Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven.

"I don't want to go to sleep as I want the best day of my life a bit longer #ValandMeg15. Love my wife," tweeted Valerie, who has won nine All-Irelands with Cork.

In Limerick, US skateboarding legend Tony Hawk married his partner Cathy Goodman at the Adare Manor Hotel.

"Tying the Celtic knot with my best friend," Hawk wrote as he shared a photo of the couple kissing.

Cathy went for an untraditional lace black gown and, in similar style, Hawk donned a black suit, shirt and tie.

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