Sunday 26 October 2014

Anne Doyle still looking for right outfit to walk RTE's Aengus MacGrianna down the aisle on his wedding day

Eimear Rabbitte

Published 26/05/2014 | 14:40

Anne Doyle
Anne Doyle pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Anne Doyle pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

Retired newsreader Anne Doyle has a big task on her hands this week - finding the right outfit for her big day out.

The former doyenne of the RTE news room will play a very important role in her close friend and former news colleague Aengus Mac Grianna’s wedding when she walks him down the aisle next month.

While it will be her first time to carry out the special role, the outspoken Wexford woman told the

In fact, the 62-year-old has yet to decide on her outfit for the nuptials, which will take place in Co. Meath in the coming weeks.

“I must get my instructions from him as to what exactly I have to do or not do,” she said.

“This week, I will have to go shopping for the frock. I will need to do it soon or I will be way behind.”

Anne said she will make sure that her outfit is similar to what Aengus’ partner, Terry Gill’s mother is wearing.

Aengus (49) and Terry (39), will marry in a humanist ceremony in Ballymagarvery village in Co Meath in June.

Following their honeymoon, the couple, who have been together for ten years, plan to attend a registry office in London to legalise their union.

“I haven’t had a look at outfits yet, but I know what Terry’s mother is wearing so I’ll get something I hope will reasonably compliment that. “It will be a great day,” she added.

A host of RTE stars, including news anchor Bryan Dobson are expected to be on the guest list at the wedding, where they will watch Anne walking her former colleague down the aisle before making a heartfelt speech.

“They’re some talkers - it will be some struggle to get everyone to shut up and listen,” Anne laughed.

“All I seem to be doing these days is talking and thinking about other people’s weddings.”

But before all the excitement comes to ahead, the Ferns native will have some time to relax with partner Dan McGrattan as she gets ready to jet off to Spain next week.

And the celebrated broadcaster said she has got used to the jet-setting lifestyle her retirement allows her.

“I have really opened up to the great deals you can get in terms of travel now.” she said. “I am going to Barcelona next week and I got a really good deal for Lisbon recently. I even managed to get computer literate when I realised this is the difference between getting somewhere for €70 and €350 - I got hi-tech savvy all of a sudden,” she added.

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Irish Independent

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