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I'll marry Gordon next year... and I've got MY EYE ON A dress -- Aoife

BRIDE-to-be Aoife Cogan has revealed she will tie the knot with rugby star Gordon D'Arcy next year -- and she already has her eye on the perfect dress.

The Assets model has remained tight-lipped about her relationship to Leinster player for the last 18 months.

But she told the Diary that, after jetting to New Zealand to see her fiance perform at the Rugby World Cup, all her attention will be focused on planning her wedding and finding the right dress.

Aoife (27) says after the Autumn/ Winter fashion season cools down she will take time to plan their wedding.

"It's always busy for me at this time of year, but around Christmas I will get a break and spend some time at home with the family. I'll also be doing a lot of planning now with the wedding taking place next year.

"I have started looking through magazines for my dress and I already have an idea of what I'd like. I've worn so many wedding gowns at this stage that it makes it easier to find the look that I want.

"I've worn wedding dresses in lots of photoshoots throughout my career so when I get my own dress it's going to be completely different to ones I have worn before," she explained.

But right now the leggy model is turning all her attention to supporting her Ireland rugby star Gordon (31).

The Castleknock native told the Diary she will be taking time off work so she can stay for the entire competition.

"I'm really busy with work at the moment but I'm going to take a few weeks off to go to the World Cup. I really can't wait to go over there."

Aoife made the comments while modelling the new Autumn/Winter range for fashion store Coast.

The bride-to-be flaunted her giant engagement ring throughout the shoot and admitted although the journey to the Rugby World Cup will be exhausting, she knows it will be worth it.


"It's a long way to go but it's worth it in the end. I hope to be staying over there for a long time but it depends how it goes," she said.

Although she'll soon be wearing the Ireland jersey half-way across the world, Aoife won't be able to attend this weekend's All-Ireland Final in Croke Park.

The Dublin supporter said she can't attend because of work commitments.

"I'm actually not going to the match, I can't go this weekend unfortunately," she said.

- AR