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Sonya jets in from LA to wed Colin in lavish bash

TOP actress Sonya Macari flew in from LA last night ahead of her forthcoming wedding to musician Colin Devlin, the Diary can reveal.

And the half-Italian beauty, who appeared in the silent blockbuster The Artist, has revealed how the "celebrations have begun" for her and her hunky beau.

The pair have been together for over 10 years and got engaged two years ago but repeatedly put the wedding on the long finger due to their busy schedules.


Sonya will exchange vows with Colin, whose brother Peter is married to Lorraine Keane, at an intimate bash in 10 days' time.

But she said that because the pair have been together so long, making things official won't bring a huge change to their relationship.

"As Colin and I are together such a long time, we both feel very much married anyway but I do look forward to it," she explained.

"I'm so thrilled that I decided to do it in Ireland in the end because there's something very magical about the country."

She'll walk down the aisle in the Three Patrons church in Rathgar on Friday, October 19, surrounded by around 100 family and friends.

A traditional bride, Sonya will be wearing a bespoke gown by Winnie Couture in Beverly Hills which she had customised for her petite frame.

After the church ceremony, it's off to the K Club for the happy couple where they'll take centre stage at a lavish bash.

And the sister of Virginia Macari confirmed that starting a family with Colin is definitely something that they plan in the near future.

"I'm definitely at the stage where I'm looking forward to having children. I think it's just human nature to get to that stage eventually, so it's exciting," she said.

Her sister Virginia became a mum eight months ago after having her first baby boy with Kaste Dahl, whom she named Thor.

The Dublin Housewives star has also been kept busy over the past few weeks as she's been helping her sister get ready for her nuptials.

As well as immersing herself in her acting career, ambitious Sonya has written a book giving an insight into the world of acting.

She likened it to an "actor's passport" and says the tome is all about making it in the industry.

"I wrote it last December and January as that's a quiet time for the industry and it just progressed into a 10-chapter book," she explained.

"It's tailored towards the actor who's starting off and also those who are working and basically about every aspect of the business. It's about everything from acting schools to dealing with casting directors and how to nail that auditions and also about life on a film set."