Friday, October 5, 2012

Cat Deeley's Surprise Wedding

What even more secret that Anne Hathaway's Secret Wedding? The So-You-Think-You-Can-Dance host Cat Deeley nuptials to tv and radio presenter Patrick Kielty. The couple secretly tied the knot in Rome this weekend with their close family and friends present.
“The wedding plans were top secret. Friends of Paddy and Cat only found out in the last few days,” a source told. “It was a very intimate service with just 60 friends and family.”

Their big day may come as a surprise to their fans as it was only one month ago that 41-year-old Patrick denied rumours that they had gotten engaged, and Cat, as recently as August claiming they had no plans to marry

The pair first went public with their relationship in May, and although they had been friends for years, their romance still came as a bit of a shock.

It was shortly after this that Patrick moved into Cat's £1.7million Beverley Hills mansion with plans to renovate the property.

The couple kept their blossoming relationship out of the public eye for quite some time after rumours about their friendship turning romantic began to surface after they went on holiday together in February.

Patrick, made it known last year that he has been thinking of tying the knot in 2012, saying: 'I think that might be my New Year’s resolution... to get married.'

He and Cat have been friends since they hosted one of the original TV talent shows Fame Academy together from 2002.

As for Deeley, she perhaps offered a hint as to her marital status last week, posting a photo of herself and Kielty leaving the Emmy Awards last week. "And then they lived.... Happily ever," she wrote on twitter.
Planning a secret wedding requires a lot of hush-hush, especially with the wedding suppliers. You have to let them know the details, yet have to trust them not to leak the news to the public. A contract comes in handy most of the time, but it is only as good as the parties who sign it. No contract can stop someone from speaking, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
I had the honour to photograph an engagement party of a celebrity few years ago. There wasn't any physical contract but only a verbal agreement. A lot of trust was placed in me, mainly because previously we had worked together and I was found to be trustworthy :). I have heard stories of how a wedding was ruined because of a rogue wedding supplier, so it pays to write everything down in black and white - the details of the items/services that you have purchased, the payment plan, and agreement like photo copyrights and "vow of silence".


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