Phil pens song for his girl's big day
MOST fathers are happy just to walk their daughter down on aisle but Phil Coulter won't be stopping there.
The songwriter has penned a special tune for his girl's wedding day. Dominique (26) will tie the knot with fiance tenor Paul Byrom next Friday.
Irish Glee star Damian McGinty, former Miss World Rosanna Davison and fiance Wesley Quirke, and Byrom's cousin, former Miss Ireland Aoife Cogan and husband rugby star Gordon D'Arcy, are expected for the service next Friday in Booterstown followed by two days of celebrations in Rathsallagh House, Co Wicklow.
"The biggest problem for us was deciding on a wedding singer. Being a tenor myself , I would have spent the entire service wondering why they chosen to sing a piece in that key," Paul Byrom told the Herald.
However all parties were delighted with the choice of Celtic Woman singer Laura Lambe.
THE BIGGEST THRILL FOR THE COUPLE WILL COME FROM HEARING A WEDDING SONG SPECIALLY COMPOSED BY DOMINIQUE'S DAD PHIL.
"We can't wait to hear it because it's a huge honour to have our own wedding song," he said.
Paul's future father-in-law Phil helped start the romance when he hired the Blackrock singer to perform on a Caribbean cruise six years ago. Dominique was also on the trip but their romance didn't begin until they were safely back on dry land.
"I invited Dominique out to a ball. Of course I asked Phil's permission, I'm sure he thought she had zero interest in me," said Paul. But love blossomed with the couple living together in the US for the past three years where Dominique worked in the head office of Fitzpatrick Hotels and where they plan to settle down.
Hitting number one in US Billboard Charts last December with his last album, Paul spent the summer touring America and will next be seen on stateside TV this year in PBS series Paul Byrom This Is The Moment.