Sunday 22 April 2018

Beautiful Day greets bassist and his stylish new bride

Bairbre Power Fashion Editor

U2 BASS player Adam Clayton has clearly found what he was looking for.

The 53-year-old musician looked the happiest of men as he walked from his wedding, hand in-hand with his Brazilian bride Mariana de Carvalho.

The wedding had a distinctly informal atmosphere – right down to The Edge wearing his signature woolly hat.

Silver-haired Clayton looked every inch the proud husband-to-be as he arrived in a sharp, tailored navy suit and a white shirt with lavender silk tie.

In U2 photographs, Adam's usually the rocker in leathers, denim or T-shirts, but yesterday the musician looked the part.

His pretty bride, Mariana, chose a simple white A-line, swing front dress with jabot, ruffle detail at the neckline.

It was another of Dublin's sunny summer days, but Mariana kept the mood formal, adding a sheer, diaphanous coat with silver, toile de jouy-style print over her sleeveless dress.

The silver zip at the front of the light coat caught the sunshine, as the newlyweds posed for photographs.

Marrying a world famous, millionaire rock star, another bride might have been tempted to push out the boat, but Mariana kept her outfit very minimal.

There was no bag, stole, headpiece or veil. She wore her shoulder-length hair loose around her shoulders.

Her only accessories were a gold bangle and the diamond engagement ring which Adam bought her. Mariana carried a dainty posy of roses in washed out shades of creams and pink. There were peonies and vintage roses, waxed flowers and bell-shaped lisianthus.

Clayton was best man when Bono married his school sweetheart Ali Stewart in 1982, but it fell to The Edge to be Adam's wingman yesterday.

Manager Paul McGuinness gave a clear signal that he was off to a wedding when he arrived in the Bon Espresso newsagent on Lower Mount Street with a buttonhole sprouting from his casual jacket (left).

Like the others, he dressed down for the wedding and, as the temperatures soared in Dublin, the band manager arrived wearing his shirt out over beige chinos.

U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr pulled up outside Adam's Rathfarnham home wearing a casual check shirt while his wife Annie wore a black dress.

Irish Independent

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