When she married property tycoon Frank Woods, the gorgeous drummer for the Corrs followed up a rustic candle-lit church ceremony with a glamorous reception at a five-star hotel
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The setting was the village of Deia, nestled on the western shore of Majorca, Spain

Post-wedding celebrations were held at the La Residencia hotel, once owned by billionaire Richard Branson


Paradise weddings of the stars

1 JULY 2004
When it comes to choosing a stunning backdrop against which to plight their troth, celebrities tend to have something of an edge, given the size of their paycheques. These days, however, a host of new resorts specialising in exotic nuptials makes it easier than ever to say “I do” in paradise. Take inspiration from these six celebrity unions held on beaches, cliff tops and in other alternative locations around the world

Majorca, Spain

A rustic mountain-top church ceremony followed by a star-studded reception at a luxury hotel – those were the key ingredients for Corrs drummer Caroline Corr's dream wedding to Dublin property tycoon Frank Woods on the Spanish island of Majorca.

The backdrop was Deia, a small village on the western shore on the Mediterranean isle. With a population of about 842, the municipality, connected to the island's capital, Palma, by a winding road, has a number of ancient churches and monasteries among its many attractions. And it was in one of the town's beautiful hillside churches – lit only by candles after a sudden rainstorm caused a power failure – that Caroline and Frank's Roman Catholic service was held, attended by a small group of family and friends.

The lavish reception which followed saw invitees gathering at the five-star La Residencia hotel, once owned by Virgin Airlines billionaire Richard Branson, who refurbished the historic building to create a star-worthy getaway. There, the A-list guests, including U2’s Bono and The Edge, dined on local cuisine, including lobster and the traditional chilled soup gazpacho.


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