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Handbags and gladrags as stars watch Kelly wed

HE'S performed to thousands of fans all over the world, but Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones enjoyed his biggest gig to date over the weekend – his Irish wedding.

The Welsh singer married his sweetheart, Jakki Healy, in an intimate ceremony in her native Co Clare on Saturday.

The happy couple said their 'I Dos' in St Senan's Church, Kilrush, before inviting their guests back to the exclusive five star resort The Lodge at Doonbeg, for a plush reception overlooking the beach.

And it made for a star-studded affair, as a number of well-known faces descended upon the seaside village to toast the happy couple on their special day.

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and former frontman of The Jam, Paul Weller, close friends of dad-of-two Kelly for more than a decade, were among the first guests to arrive at the church before the ceremony.

Ronnie, who invited Kelly to his own nuptials last Christmas, sported a royal blue two-piece suit with a black tie and shades.

Fellow Welsh performer, actor Rhys Ifans turned up with his girlfriend, award-winning actress Anna Friel, wearing a daring emerald green suit.

Shortly behind, were Gavin and Stacey actor Rob Brydon and his wife Claire Holland, while WAG Coleen Rooney, attended without her husband, Manchester United star Wayne.

Kelly had played at Coleen's wedding in 2008.

Other famous faces to attend included actor Dougray Scott of Mission Impossible II fame, as well as Meet Joe Black actress Claire Forlani.

But leading the way was Jakki's close pal, TV presenter Amanda Byram, who was on hand the night before the big day to keep any pre-wedding jitters at bay.

RECEPTION

After sorting through the wedding reception table plan, the two friends stayed up into the early hours of Saturday morning chatting, with Amanda posting a picture of the pair in bed on her Twitter page.

"It's 4am and the bride can't sleep," she wrote online.

The beautiful bride opted for a white strapless chiffon wedding dress with a straight tiered pleated skirt, along with a pair of open-toe heels, for the occasion. She wore her hair down loose around her shoulders.

The groom chose a navy suit with a pink rose on his lapel, to complement his wife's bouquet.

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