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Declan Donnelly celebrates anniversary with never-before-seen wedding photo

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Monday was a very special day for Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall. The couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary together – and to mark the occasion, Dec treated fans to a previously unseen photo from their nuptials.

The photo shows Dec and Ali inside St Michael's Church in Newcastle moments after they tied the knot.

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Declan Donnelly has shared a never-before-seen wedding photo

The TV star, 40, can be seen proudly standing next to his bride, dressed in a smart three piece suit and wearing a big smile. Manager Ali, meanwhile, is every bit the beautiful bride in a custom-made ivory silk gown by designer Phillipa Lepley, which she paired with a dainty veil and a bouquet of white roses.

Alongside the photo, Dec wrote: "Thank U for all the lovely anniversary msgs, me and the wife are very touched. Can't believe this is a yr ago! Xxx."

Dec and Ali were married in his hometown after a three-year romance. The groom later took to Twitter to thanks fans for their wellwishes, and described the wedding as an "amazing, magical, wonderful day".

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The couple tied the knot on 1 August 2015

It was certainly a star-studded affair. Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton, Dermot O'Leary, Philip Schofield, Marvin and Rochelle Humes and Vernon Kay and Tess Daly were among the guests who attended the ceremony – as well as the groom's best man, and comedy partner-in-crime, Ant McPartlin.

A huge number of fans gathered outside the church in Elswick hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds, and they weren't disappointed. After the ceremony, which was conducted by Dec's brother Father Dermot Donnelly, Ali and Dec posed together on the main steps outside, with Dec giving a thumbs-up to the crowd before sharing a sweet kiss with his new wife.

Best man Ant, who attended with his wife Lisa, was clearly over the moon for his friend. "Ali looked amazing. It was very emotional, I was really emotional," he told the Mirror. "He finally got married."


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