He may not have a choice to wear the Green Jacket like recent Masters champ – and July 2017 groom – Sergio Garcia, but when Rory McIlroy gets married this weekend to PGA Championship Volunteer manager Erica Stoll, he’ll do so at a fabulous Irish castle with a who’s-who of golf reportedly in attendance. One Direction star Niall Horan, McIlroy’s 2015 celebrity caddy for the Master’s annual Par 3 contest (who just spent the weekend in Miami for a stag ‘do with the groom), will also be there.
It’s also been rumoured that Ed Sheeran, despite a show in Manchester, England the same evening, will hop on a private jet to his concert after attending the star-studded wedding, while Coldplay is rumoured to be performing at the reception.
The ceremony will take place in relative seclusion at the five-star, multi-acre Ashford Castle Hotel in Cong, County Mayo, followed by a presumed honeymoon for the couple, and McIlroy’s return to competition after his wedding break in mid-May. The location is special to the couple, as they have spent New Year’s together at the hotel for the past two years.
This will be 27-year-old McIlroy’s first marriage. He was previously engaged to Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, but famously called off the engagement after the invitations had been delivered. He proposed to Stoll, 29, in December 2015 while the couple was vacationing in Paris.
During an appearance on UK chat show Loose Women last week, Canadian singer Nelly Furtado, 38, revealed that, just as quietly as she had wed, she was divorced last summer from husband Demacio Castellon, whom she met when he worked as a sound engineer on her 2006 album Loose.
Furtado and Castellon married Saturday, July 19, 2008, but didn’t announce the news until October that year. She has a 13-year-old daughter Nevis with ex-boyfriend Jasper Gahunia.
Canadian home and design TV host Drew Scott, 38, has opened up recently about his upcoming nuptials with fiancee Linda Phan, 31, who works as the creative director for the company that Scott runs with his twin brother and co-host, Jonathan.
He will have two best men – Jonathan and their older brother, J.D., while Phan intends to have fourteen bridesmaids for a destination wedding (with around 200 guests!) that will probably not be featured on one of their shows – though the couple will feature in a just-announced spinoff – Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House. They have yet to set the date, he says, because they’re trying to find a week that isn’t already taken by one of their soon-to-be-married friends.
“We’re actually doing a little bit of research on where we want to go,” he told Entertainment Tonight recently. “Somewhere warm, somewhere we can get all our family and friends together, because we don’t get enough time with them. It’s going to be a blast.”
He recently told People that his shows – more specifically the insurance on them – places limits on the sorts of activities he and hs brothers have brainstormed, like skydiving or extreme sports.
He proposed to Phan in December, having planned the event for weeks in advance. Recording a special version of Train’s “Marry Me” in New York, the track played while the couple dined a deux at Toronto restaurant Piano Piano. For dessert, the restaurant’s pastry chef decorated a cake with scenes from Phan’s favourite children’s book, Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss (though the chef changed the title to We’ll for the occasion). Afterwards, the couple joined friends and family for drinks at a pre-planned engagement party nearby.
In a recent TV interview in the UK, British pop star Gary Barlow, 46, revealed that renewing his wedding vows with Dawn Andrews, his wife of 17 years, is “definitely on the agenda.”
The couple met in in the mid-90s, when 17-year-old Dawn was working as a backup dancer for his boyband, Take That. They were married on the Caribbean island of Nevis on Tuesday, January 11, 2000, and have three children together – Daniel, 16, Emily, 14, and Daisy, 8. Their fourth child, a daughter named Poppy, was tragically delivered stillborn in 2012.
In 2010, they celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary with a star-studded party featured exclusively in Hello Magazine.