Tuesday 27 September 2016

Shane Lowry on the incredibly romantic song he and his wife chose for their first dance

Geraldine Gittens

Published 07/08/2016 | 20:44

Shane Lowry wed Wendy Honner in New York. Picture: @ShaneLowryGolf
Shane Lowry wed Wendy Honner in New York. Picture: @ShaneLowryGolf
Shane Lowry of Ireland and Wendy Honner react during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Shane Lowry of Ireland and Wendy Honner react during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Irish golfer Shane Lowry has revealed the song he and his wife Wendy Honner chose for their wedding party in Ireland.

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Lowry and his beautiful bride opted for a secret ceremony in New York in April to exchange their vows, but a few months after they returned home to their families and friends they threw a party in Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow.

The couple danced to “Can’t Take My Eyes off of you” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a song they chose because of their love for the musical Jersey Boys.

Today, Lowry told Today FM’s A Different Side with Danny Reilly: “Wendy and I went to New York in June last year. I was doing a gig for Bank of Ireland and we went to see Jersey Boys. It just so happens that we fell in love with New York.”

“At Christmas we didn’t know what to do as regards getting married and we just decided we’d head off to New York after the Masters and get married.”

“And then when we had our wedding party in Powerscourt not long ago, this was our first dance.”

“We didn’t want the fuss of the big white wedding … It was just like a party. We still had a first dance.”

Lowry said both families gave the couple their blessings for their private New York wedding in April.

“They were actually the only people that knew… they were happy as long as we were happy which was good because if they weren’t happy I don’t think we would have done it.”

“They did want to make sure we celebrated it... and we did that night in Powerscourt,” he told the Coronas frontman.

The golfer chose a playlist of his favourite songs during a chat with O'Reilly.

His favourites include Luke Kelly's version of "The Town I Loved So Well, the Dubliners singing "The Auld Triangle", and Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll by the Killers.

 

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