After 23 years together… Alan and Karl got married today in secret
TV presenter Alan Hughes and song-writer Karl Broderick married in an ultra-private ceremony.
Opting to keep their nuptials under wraps, only Alan’s brother Kevin and Karl’s sister Ann were present as witnesses.
Afterwards the duo retired to the five-star Merrion Hotel for champagne and photographs in the sunshine. For the occasion, Alan wore a dapper blue suit and complementing blue tie, while Karl opted for a rich burgundy hue and a navy tie.
Both men wore a simple white rose on their lapels.
In a statement, TV3’s Alan said: “23 years ago today we met… 15 years later we had our civil ceremony.
“And because the Irish people said 'YES', we can say 'I Do'.
“I couldn't be prouder marrying this gorgeous man,” added Alan.
Karl himself stated: "Everyone who meant anything to us attended our civil ceremony and we just wanted to do this for us.
“Keeping it secret was the hardest part… I'm so happy to marry the guy I love and respect so much. Now we can live happily ever after.”
In contrast, the pair's 2011 civil ceremony on Stephen’s Green was attended by a host of well-known faces.
With Derek Mooney acting as Best Man on the day, the glamorous bridesmaids wore white.
The couple themselves arrived in a white Bentley before walking down the aisle together at the Unitarian Church.
Afterwards they held a lavish reception for 75 at the nearby Mansion House, later honeymooning in the United States.
Congratulations, Alan and Karl!