— HELLO! (@hellomag) August 24, 2015
The first pictures from Ronan and Storm Keating on their special big day have emerged. The pair signed a €70k exclusive deal with Hello! and the magazine has finally released the shots of the bride and groom and their lavish Scottish wedding. The Boyzone singer looked very dapper in his tux while his new wife stunned in a floor-length ivory sheer bespoke Chantilly lace gown embroided with silk and organza petals by designer Steven Khalil, who hails from her native Australia, and they both looked smitten as they embraced for the cameras.
Speaking to the magazine, the singer described his second wedding as “a perfect day”. “We always wanted the wedding party to be just us and the kids,” he commented. “It’s so special for me that Storm would want the girls to be by her side. I’m so proud and honoured. It means the world to me.” However, it wasn’t quite as low key as Ronan is attempting to portray – multi-award winning musician Ed Sheeran performed at the reception!!
The Dubliner admitted that he persuaded the popular singer to get up on stage and play for his star-studded guests, including Dannii Minogue, as they are both “good friends” “Ed’s a good friend and Thinking Out Loud is one of mine and Storm’s songs. When we all caught up in New York City a couple of months ago, I sounded him out about doing it and he didn’t hesitate,” he said. “I was blown away. He is the most grounded, decent guy in the business and what a talent. Storm was speechless when Ed appeared. That doesn’t happen often!”
— Storm U Keating (@Storm_Keating) August 21, 2015
Last week, Storm took to Twitter to announce she had changed her name from Uechtritz to Keating. “A heartfelt thanx from my husband @ronanofficial & I for the beautiful messages & congratulations. Overwhelmed with all the kind words xxx,” she tweeted.
She added: “Hello Twitter friends it’s officially @Storm_Keating now #MrAndMrsKeating.”