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Marian Finucane on her wedding day: ‘It was wonderful to feel a wall of warmth coming towards us’

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Marian Finucane pictured with her husband John Clarke  after they were married  at the Civil Marriages Registry office on Dublin's Grand Canal street. Picture: Frank McGrath

Marian Finucane pictured with her husband John Clarke after they were married at the Civil Marriages Registry office on Dublin's Grand Canal street. Picture: Frank McGrath

Marian Finucane pictured with her husband John Clarke  after they were married  at the Civil Marriages Registry office on Dublin's Grand Canal street. Picture: Frank McGrath

Marian Finucane pictured with her husband John Clarke after they were married at the Civil Marriages Registry office on Dublin's Grand Canal street. Picture: Frank McGrath

Marian Finucane's son Jack pictured arriving  at the Civil Marriages Registry office on Dublin's Grand Canal Street for his parent's wedding.

Marian Finucane's son Jack pictured arriving at the Civil Marriages Registry office on Dublin's Grand Canal Street for his parent's wedding.

 Happily married: Marian with her husband John Clarke

Happily married: Marian with her husband John Clarke

Marian Finucane and John Clarke earlier this year

Marian Finucane and John Clarke earlier this year

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Marian Finucane and John Clarke earlier this year

Marian Finucane and John Clarke earlier this year

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Marian Finucane & John Clarke

Marian Finucane & John Clarke

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

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Marian Finucane pictured with her husband John Clarke after they were married at the Civil Marriages Registry office on Dublin's Grand Canal street. Picture: Frank McGrath

Notoriously private broadcaster Marian Finucane opened up about her wedding day today, saying she has experienced a "wall of warmth" ever since.

The notoriously private presenter said on her RTE show this morning: "It was wonderful to feel a wall of warmth coming towards us."

Finucane said she and her husband John Clarke are extremely grateful for all the positive messages of support they received.

"We received messages from Vietnam, Argentina and all over the world, and we just want to say thank you very much to everyone abroad and at home for the very kind words," she said.

The presenter added that the couple didn't intend to keep it a secret; it was just intended to be a private ceremony.

"It wasn't that we kept it a secret, we just wanted to keep it private as it's very difficult to keep things a secret anyway nowadays," she added.

Finucane wed her long-term partner John Clarke in a low key and intimate ceremony on Tuesday. The pair exchanged vows at Dublin's registry office and will be attended by close friends and family members.

She caused a sensation when she defied bridal traditions by wearing a stunning black fedora style hat and intricate lace coat for the occasion, with a purple silk dress underneath. John wore a classic black three-piece suit.

Finucane and Clarke have been together for over 30 years. The couple had two children together; a son Jack and a daughter Sinead who tragically passed in 1990 at the age of eight after developing leukaemia.

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