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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Luv-Lee couple!

Still famous: The front of the current OK! magazine which features Lee Brennan

By Roger Lytollis

THE joy felt by Cumbrian pop idol Lee Brennan and his new wife Lindsay Armaou is being shared by thousands of readers in the new issue of OK! magazine – and your News & Star has been given special permission to print one of the pictures, above.

The magazine devotes nine pages to the wedding of the Carlisle-born 911 singer, who grew up in Harraby and Currock, and Lindsay Armaou, formerly of chart-topping Irish girl band B*Witched.

The happy couple are pictured on the front cover, along with Victoria Beckham, Kerry Katona and Nikki Grahame from Big Brother.

Their photograph is captioned “Pop Stars’ Wedding: Lee from 911 marries Lindsay from B*Witched.”

Lee and Lindsay met eight years ago at the height of their fame, when both were enjoying massive success around the world. They have sold a total of 15 million records with five UK number one singles between them.

Lindsay’s late mother Helen was from Ireland and Lee and Lindsay were married at St Mary’s Church in the village of Enniskerry, County Wicklow, on September 14.

Enniskerry is a quiet, picturesque place in the county known as the Garden of Ireland, half an hour south of Dublin.

Lee arrived in plenty of time for the 3.30pm service wearing an ivory suit by Marc Wallace. He had a nervous wait as his bride arrived 15 minutes late, accompanied by her Greek father Yannis in a horse-drawn carriage.

Lindsay looked stunning in an ivory dress with pink roses by Atelier Aimee and a silver headpiece. Her six bridesmaids and flower girl were dressed in mint-green dresses by Jessica McClintock.

As might have been expected, music played a big part in the service. Lee’s friend Matt Scales sang You Raise Me Up, accompanied by a string quartet.

After the couple exchanged vows Lindsay’s B*Witched bandmates, Keavy Lynch, Edele Lynch and Sinead O’Carroll, sang a beautiful version of one of their chart-topping songs, To You I Belong.

Backed by the string quartet, the song drew a round of applause from the 130 family members and friends who were gathered in St Mary’s.

The reception was held at nearby Powerscourt House, where the guests enjoyed champagne outside on a warm late summer’s evening before gathering inside for the meal.

The tables were named after pop acts such as Kylie Minogue and Eminem, with the head table named after Irish rock band U2.

Lee thanked everyone for coming to his “big fat Greek wedding” while Lindsay spoke in Greek to her relatives who had flown across from Greece.

Best man Richard Murray spoke of Lee’s passion for Carlisle United and recalled a few wild nights out in the Border City.

The couple had their honeymoon in the Seychelles.

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