As Karen Koster and John McGuire celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, we’re here to take you down memory lane, with all the behind the scenes action from their big day, which appeared in VIP Magazine in 2013.
The pair married during a stunning ceremony in Taormina, Sicily on June 6th, surrounded by 60 of their closest friends and family before partying the night away in The Grand Hotel Timeo.
As well as the wedding guests, locals gathered in the streets to share their well-wishes on the joyous occasion.
“It was just brilliant,” Karen told us at the time.
“All the locals and tourists were shouting congratulations at us. It was so lovely.
“If you don’t like attention, I wouldn’t recommend it, but sure I was loving it. I floated up the street.”
The Xpose star wore a gorgeous layered dress from The White Room in Mullingar and a pair of silver Jimmy Choo stilettos.
“I thought, if I’m ever going to treat myself, why not for my wedding? I lasted more than 16 hours in them,” she said with a laugh.
Karen opted to do her own make-up on the day as it calmed her down, settled the nerves and gave her something to focus on before the ceremony.
She didn’t want to ruin her hard work with tears, but she became overcome with emotion when it came to saying ‘I do’.
“I kind of knew I was going to cry,” she said.
“I was trying to say the vows over and over so I’d become almost numb to the emotion, but then when it came to it, I said, ‘I Karen, take you…’ and then came the tears.
“John was great. He got on grand with his vows and kept telling me; ‘it’s okay, you can cry, just get this bit over first!’”
Since their big day, the couple have welcomed two gorgeous little boys JJ and Finn, with another set to arrive at any minute.
Speaking about the third pregnancy, Karen previously told us, “It’s definitely harder! And I don’t think that’s an age thing. I think it’s because life is busier. I feel more sensitive to everything.
“I feel very, very lucky. I was very lucky to be able to get pregnant last year so it’s been fantastic. I’ve always wanted three, so please God it goes well.”
Without further ado, check out the full gallery of Karen and John’s stunning wedding snaps.