Sunday 28 December 2014

Rosanna Davison hires planner for her forthcoming wedding

Former Miss World joins others in raising funds for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Valerie Loftus

Published 13/09/2013 | 18:51

Rosanna Davison at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre
Virginia Macari at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Former Miss Ireland Rebeccca Maguire at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Lisa Duffy at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Rebecca Maguire, Miss Candy and Rosanna Davison at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Rebecca Maguire and Rosanna Davison at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Amanda Brunker at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Lorraine Keane at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Pamela Flood at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Lady Kathy Botham with daughters Becky and Sarah at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Rosanna Davison at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Rosanna Davison at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel, Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy

FORMER Miss World Rosanna Davison has hired a wedding planner for her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Wesley Quirke.

The top model (29) decided she had to hire one to help her and her businessman partner with their two ceremonies as there is “just so much to think about”.

The couple are planning ceremonies at home and abroad with some “guaranteed sunshine”.

The pair are planning on tying the knot next June.

She told the Irish Independent that she’s currently going over the “little bits and pieces”.

“I don’t know how brides do the whole thing themselves, there’s just so much to think about. Every day there is something new,” she said.

Rebecca Maguire and Rosanna Davison
Rebecca Maguire and Rosanna Davison
Lady Kathy Botham with daughters Becky and Sarah
Rosanna Davison
Rosanna Davison
Pamela Flood
Lorraine Keane
Pamela Flood
Amanda Brunker at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel,Dublin. Rosanna Davison and Rebecca Maguire showcased a winter preview of designer evening gowns by Dawn Fitzgerald and MissCandy wore a stunning canary yellow creation by same designer. Guests included Ken Doherty, Lady Kathy Botham ,Lorraine Keane, Pamela Flood and Lisa Duffy amongst others who hosted tables at the lunch which aimed to raise in excess of 30,000 for the Rape Crisis Centre. Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Former Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel,Dublin. Rosanna Davison and Rebecca Maguire showcased a winter preview of designer evening gowns by Dawn Fitzgerald and MissCandy wore a stunning canary yellow creation by same designer. Guests included Ken Doherty, Lady Kathy Botham ,Lorraine Keane, Pamela Flood and Lisa Duffy amongst others who hosted tables at the lunch which aimed to raise in excess of 30,000 for the Rape Crisis Centre. Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Rebecca Maguire, Miss Candy and Rosanna Davison
Rebecca Maguire at The Virgin Atlantic 18th Annual International Fashion Lunch in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre which took place at The Westin Hotel,Dublin. Rosanna Davison and Rebecca Maguire showcased a winter preview of designer evening gowns by Dawn Fitzgerald and MissCandy wore a stunning canary yellow creation by same designer. Guests included Ken Doherty, Lady Kathy Botham ,Lorraine Keane, Pamela Flood and Lisa Duffy amongst others who hosted tables at the lunch which aimed to raise in excess of 30,000 for the Rape Crisis Centre. Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Norah Casey
Jeanette Sung
Former Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire
Virginia Macari
Roz Flanagan

“At the moment, we’re discussing what kind of paper to use for the invitations, all those little decisions that seem big at the time.”

Rosanna was speaking at the Fashion Lunch, which took place earlier today in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Rosanna triumphed over 105 other young ladies to become the 52nd Miss World and Ireland's first Miss World in 2003.
Rosanna triumphed over 105 other young ladies to become the 52nd Miss World and Ireland's first Miss World in 2003.
The model is currently gracing the cover of German Playboy but she is not unused to taking her clothes off. Here she is at a UCD fashion show in Dublin in 2003.
Rosanna is on the books of the Andrea Roche Model Agency. The two are also friends. Rosanna tweeted this pic of herself preparing to work on her tan before Andrea Roche's wedding in Ibiza earlier this summer.
Her favourite ways of keeping fit are swimming, running, skiing, tennis, horse-riding and Pilates.
Rosanna is extremely sporty. At school she played cricket and hockey and captained netball teams. She also enjoyed regular tennis and horse-riding lessons
Rosanna's work as a model has been featured in many publications, including two covers for 'Irish Bridal Magazine'.
As well as her modelling and TV work, Rosanna also has a qualification in public relations and a keen interest in nutrition.
For two years, Rosanna was the face of travelling ice show, Holiday on Ice, which saw her travelling to France, Germany and Holland on a regular basis as the face of the show.
The model does a lot of charity work and has been involved in fundraising events for Spinal Injuries Ireland since 2004.
Rosanna German Playboy shoot was, she said, "tastefully done" and she also said she enjoyed the experience.
The stylish model was one of the judges at Ladies' Day at this year's Galway Races.
The model competed in the Ironman Triathlon in Galway. After being vegetarian for 10 years, she turned vegan this summer.
Her work has seen her meet a lot of famous people and of course Chris de Burgh is her father. But she was still starstruck enough when she met Italian soccer ace Mario Balotelli in Ibiza that she tweeted this pic of the two of them.
A mix up with bib numbers meant that Rosanna was faced with accusations that she did not run the full 10k in the women's mini-marathon in June. The model was angered at the suggestion that she had cheated when she had in fact run the entire race.
Rosanna, seen here walking the catwalk in Cologne, Germany, earlier this year, came second in a poll to find Ireland's most desirable Valentine.
The statuesque model is seen here with father Chris at the 20th UNESCO charity gala in Duesseldorf, Germany. As well as Spinal Injuries Ireland, Rosanna's other charity work includes fundraising and raising awareness for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruetly to Animals (ISPCA), as well as Irish Water Safety (IWS).
Rosanna, seen here modelling at the Susanne Wiebe Fashion Show in Munich, is highly sought after in German fashion circles.
Seen here at the TV Now Awards, Rosanna's CV counts numerous TV appearances and presenting jobs.
Behind every great woman etc etc. Rosanna has been with buisnessman Wesley Quirke for six years and says that the reason their relationship has lasted is because they are happy to do things separately and that Wesley has no interest in the showbiz parties that are part of her job.
A keen fan of Pilates, Rosanna launched her own exercise DVD in 2008 in which she showed off her toned limbs. All the proceeds went to Spinal Injuries Ireland, the charity organisation that provided great support to Rosanna's mother Diane after she broke her neck in a riding accident.

The Fashion Lunch for the DRCC has been taking place for the last 18 years, and has helped raise some €2m for the cause.

Virgin Atlantic were sponsoring the event, and “checked in” the glamorous guests.

Bride-to-be Rosanna looked beautiful in a plunging floor-length gown by her designer friend Dawn Fitzgerald.

Following her appearance in US Playboy two weeks ago, the former Miss World said she would consider posing naked again but only if she was able to control “every aspect” of the shoot, as she did with the Playboy photographs.

“It would freak me out to do the shoot and then not know what photos were going to be used until the day it came out,” she said.

“When it’s something as intimate as your body you want to have control over what you show.”

 The lunch was hosted by Celebrity Apprentice contestant Amanda Brunker and Miss Candy.

Speaking about the upcoming TV3 series, former Miss Ireland Amanda said viewers can expect to see a lot of “ugly crying” from her during the show.

“They didn’t go any easier on us because it was the celebrity version; in fact I think they went harder.

“I’d say it’s going to be entertaining viewing, but I won’t be able to watch it,” she said.

Other guests in attendance included Lisa Duffy, Virginia Macari and model Rebecca Maguire.

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