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'I love my wedding dress so much, I’ve worn it three times,' Caroline Morahan reveals

Published 27/12/2012 | 10:51

Actress and TV presenter Caroline Morahan married Daithi O Caoimh in Tuscany, Italy, over the weekend
Happy couple: Caroline Morahan married Daithi O Caoimh
Actress and TV presenter Caroline Morahan married her partner of five years Daithi O Caoimh at Santa Maria di Provenzano church in Siena Tuscany yesterday.The couple, who have been living in Los Angeles for the past 3 years, chose the medieval city famous for the Palio -the annual bare back horse race - as the location for their nuptials.Over 35 metres of  Italian deluxe silk zibeline went in to the one off gown designed by the bride which took award winning Irish bridal designer Kathy De Stafford and her team 8 months to create.  The groom also opted to wear something Irish, choosing a bespoke suit crafted by Louis Copeland.  Four bridesmaids wore four different style gowns in the same lilac silk chiffon from the  White Room in Mullingar.Continuing with the Irish theme, the couple flew in Irish photographers Kenneth from KOH Weddings and Julien Behal to document their special day.  While hair stylist Christian Shannon was drafted in from Dublin salon Brown Sugar to tend to the tresses of the bridal party.110 guests enjoyed the 3 day wedding celebrations which began with a Tuscan banquet at the 17th century Villa Catignano in the heart of the wine making region of Chianti Classico.Proprietor Sofia Marmoross, whose ancestors have resided at Catignano since the end of the 17th century, remarked that not even dark clouds could  dampen the couples' spirit.  "We had a big banquet planned in the Italian garden over looking Siena but an unexpected storm moved in to the area and we were forced to move everything at the last minute.  But despite the change of plan, everyone had an amazing party.  There was no stress, only fun!"After the wedding ceremony, celebrations continued at Borgo Stomennano a palatial residence dating back to the 13th century where local caterers Terra di Siena prepared a six course meal of traditional Tuscan cuisine.Afterwards Milanese band Maniac kept the party going until the early hours.Photo :Koh Weddings

The presenter-turned-actress loved her bespoke wedding dress from her September wedding in Italy so much, that she’s already worn it three times.

She got hitched in September in a lavish Tuscan wedding to banker Daithi O Caoimh. Caroline (35) wore a spectacular Kathy de Stafford gown when she marched up the aisle at Santa Maria do Provenzano church in medieval Siena.

Despite having a train of more than 35 metres Caroline has donned the beautiful bridal gown several times since.

“I’ve worn it three times now,” Caroline told the Evening Herald.

“I wore it on the wedding day and the day after the wedding. We were leaving the hotel and had decided to grab something to eat in this tiny little restaurant with loads of beautiful Tuscan food. And as we made our way to the restaurant, there was this beautiful light and the photographer, said: ‘Oh my God, get in to your dress now!'

“We hadn’t spent that much time on the wedding day taking photos,” Caroline said. “So I stuck the wedding dress back on and we took loads of photos and then we just thought, ‘Why don’t we go to dinner like this?’ |So we went to the restaurant in all our |finery. They nearly had a heart attack when we arrived.

“I recently threw another party back in LA where everyone had to wear a wedding dress or dress as either a bridesmaid, or a priest, or a cake. We had a dozen brides and I wore my dress again. We were dancing in the street and Hollywood Boulevard didn’t know what had hit it.”

Caroline and Daithi are both based in Los Angeles; Daithi quit his finance job in Dublin to join Caroline after she moved to pursue an acting career.

While it's “ferociously competitive”, Caroline insisted that she is not ready to give up on her Hollywood dream.

“It's completely daunting because over in LA there are opportunities everywhere, but there are 10,000 people touching down in LAX every day with the same goal,” Caroline said. “I've been doing film for the most part but I go out for all of it and whatever sticks, sticks.”

Caroline has just starred in short film I Can't See You, which premiered at the Cork Film Festival.

She said she is a big fan of RTE gangland drama Love/Hate and would love a part in the series. “I think it's great. I think it's totally realistic, it's almost like a documentary and I think the standard of acting is phenomenal. A part in it would be great but I have no plans to move back to Ireland permanently.”

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