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Country singer Cliona Hagan reveals she helped design her bespoke wedding dress

Cliona Hagan has revealed that she played a huge role in the design process of her bespoke wedding dress.

he Irish country star is preparing to wed her fiancé Simon Sheerin at Kilronan Castle in May and is working with celebrity designer Geraldine O’Meara to create her dream wedding dress for the big day.

Speaking to RSVP Country, Cliona said she’s been working closely with Geraldine and can’t wait to wear her white dress with a sweetheart corset and thin straps.

“It has a low back with Pippa Middleton style buttons that extend into a long trail – but it can be undone for dancing!” explained the Tyrone native.

“It’s a brilliant white, I didn’t realize there were about five billion shades of white [laughs]. Of course, there’s a lot of bling too.

“I had about 90% votes, then Geraldine improved the rest.

“She knows so much more than I do and it’s a pleasure to work with her. Structure is really important. She made sure I would be comfortable with the right materials. She’s amazing!”

And Cliona’s fiancé Simon has decided against opting for the traditional suit and tie when he marries.

He shared, “This will be jeans for me that day. Nice jeans though!

“The suit is from GUY Clothing in Tullamore. Anthony in the shop is so accommodating, I came up with a few ideas and he made them all happen so easily.

“They dress me, the groomsmen, my dad and Cliona’s dad. I go for very dark colors and will be a little different from your typical groom.

“We want to feel like ourselves and have fun, definitely! We dressed formally for a lot of our shows, so I’m used to what I like and comfortable in certain styles.

“Some people only dress formally on special occasions, but when you do it indoors, outdoors, you know what works,” he added.

The couple got engaged in December after Simon staged a fairytale proposal at Lough Ree in County Westmeath complete with a “beautiful arch and flowers, red carpet and candles”.

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