Wedding crasher Bill Clinton lights up couple's big day
Published 27/06/2012 | 05:00
HE'S arguably the most famous wedding crasher in history. And former US President Bill Clinton helped make the marriage celebrations of an Irish-American couple extra special at the weekend.
Mr Clinton was here as a guest of an Irish-American philanthropy group last Friday, and attended a gala dinner in east Cork as well as playing a round of golf at the Old Head of Kinsale.
But he also took time out to pose for photographs with a beaming bride and groom.
Mr Clinton was staying at the plush Castlemartyr Resort -- which Pat Howard and Kelly Seamans had booked for their wedding reception months earlier.
They were astonished when Mr Clinton strolled over and introduced himself, had a chat and then offered to stand in for a special wedding snap.
"I thanked him for all he did for the Peace Process and for being such a friend of Ireland," said Mr Howard.
Ms Seamans admitted that having a US president in her wedding photos was extra special given that she is American.
"That is one photo that is definitely going into the album -- it is a memory that will last us forever," Mr Howard said.