Twelve years passed, but you are still the only one I adore... The way I feel for you never changes just one bit.
Lee, I once promised to myself I would love you forever.. Just want you to know that promise has been kept until now.. I'm so glad and proud to be your fan. Since the first day I saw you, you have always been the same guy, sweet.. naughty(?).. positive.. and lively as ever! You never let me down. (Before you started dating with Lindsay, I had even thought that I wanted you to be with her !! )
Without you, I cannot come this far, sweetie. You are always my inspiration. Just because the first time I met you in 1999 I couldn't catch what you said to me... (how stupid I was back then!!!) , I decided to dedicate my life for English language...So that I can communicate with you... After that I got into the best university in my country, studying in English mojor... I got B.Ed in English teaching, followed by MA.. And now I'm going to do a PhD in English teaching!!!
Now my English is good enough.. but it's too late for me. I feel like I've lost you... Probably, we will never meet again.
Lee, you may think I'm just one of your fans.. I understand that. But for me, you are more than a celeb... Something that words can't explain.. Hopefully, one day you will realise my existence.
Lee, I've been saying and shouting this to you... yet you never hear it...
and now... I want to say it again
I love you, Lee, my sweetheart! I really mean it!!!
Lindsay Armaou marries Lee Brennan
The B*Witched beauty marries her boyband hunk in a romantic fairy-tale ceremony in Ireland
There are many good things to come out of the Emerald Isle - as well as the stunning scenery and Guinness breweries, there are a whole host of musical talents, including former girlband B*Witched. And so, when gorgeous band member Lindsay Armaou tied the knot with her equally musical beau Lee Brennan of pop trio 911, it was certainly a day to remember.
In their pop heyday, Lindsay and Lee were forever gracing various magazine covers and Saturday morning shows, but along with their endless chart-topping hits, perhaps the best thing to come out of their pop stardom was finding soulmates in each other. After meeting while they were both touring back in 1998, it was love at first sight, and it wasn't long before they moved in together and became inseparable. Seven years later, Lee got down on one knee to ask Lindsay for her hand in marriage. And on September 14, the pair enjoyed a lavish, fairy-tale day.
The romantic ceremony took place in St. Mary's Parish Church, deep in the heart of Enniskerry, a sleepy village in the heart of Ireland's County Wicklow. At 3:15pm prompt, a beaming Lee arrived at the church looking dashing in an ivory suit by Marc Wallace, alongside his best man Richard Murray. When asked how he was feeling, Lee was surprisingly calm: "I'm not nervous at all. It's been a mad morning but I've got my hip flask full of port so I'm fine! I've just got my speech to worry about."
And so, after half an hour of anticipation, the last of the 150 guests took their seats as the string quartet bellowed around the church. Then, at 3:45pm, excitement mounted as the sound of horses and a carriage were heard pulling up outside. As Wagner's Bridal Chorus began, there was a hushed silence as Lindsay's six bridesmaids and flower girl - all dressed in stunning mint green creations by Jessica McClintock - came into view. Behind them was Lindsay, gliding down the aisle with her proud father, Yannis. As gasps of admiration erupted within the congregation, the biggest grin came from her husband-to-be, who couldn't resist a peek at his bride as she joined him at the altar. Lindsay's beautiful dress, created by Atelier Aimee, was ivory with stunning pink roses scattered on the skirt and was complemented by a pair of Gina shoes. Her hair was worn loose and, to incorporate her Greek roots, she wore a stunning headpiece which looked like a silver olive branch.
To begin proceedings, the couple lit two candles representing their attendance, and Lindsay lit an additional one in remembrance of her late mother, Helen. As Father Joe McGrath read out the opening prayers, the first reading came from Lee's sister Julie Park. As the ceremony got under way, guests were treated to a rendition of You Raise Me Up, by Lee's good friend, Matt Scales. As the marriage vows were read, neither Lee nor Lindsay could hold back their tears as they declared to take each other as husband and wife. Before the blessing of the rings, a single candle was lit to symbolise their unity in marriage, before B*Witched's chart-topper To You I Belong was sung by Lindsay's bandmates, Keavy, Edele and Sinead. The newlyweds then kissed for the first time as a married couple to seal their union.
Outside the church, guests hurried to congratulate the couple, before the serious celebrations got under way. Lindsay's bandmate Edele said of the ceremony: "It was just amazing. It brings back memories of my big day four weeks ago. Lindsay looks just beautiful."
Guests were then escorted to Powerscourt House to enjoy Moët & Chandon champagne and a delicious selection of canapés while enjoying the estate's beautiful landscape gardens. The wedding party were then called to the lavish ballroom for the sumptuous wedding breakfast, where tables were all beautifully decorated and named after significant musicians. At each place was a 'favour'. Lindsay said of these: "The favours are seeds for our family and friends to plant in memory of someone they've loved - this is in memory of my mum."
The four-course dinner was an exquisite spread and included a starter of cream of vegetable soup followed by lime sorbet. The main course was chicken with leeks and Parma ham filling, sugersnap peas and roast potatoes. The dessert was a mouth-watering crème brûlée.
The first of the speeches was given by Lindsay's father, who spoke about his beautiful daughter before telling some hilarious tales about Lee. The best man spoke next of his "true friend" of 20 years and what an honour it was to be his best man. "Lee is marrying the best girl in the world," he said. He then told various amusing stories including one particular night out in Carlisle ending in a hospital visit for Lee and some emergency dentistry treatment!
In his speech, Lee thanked all the guests for coming to his "big fat Greek wedding"! He added: "I watched Lindsay walk down the aisle and she just looked like the beautiful princess she wanted to be on her wedding day. I could write a book 100 miles long about Lindsay's amazing qualities," before turning to her to say: "I love you with all my heart, Lindsay, and I can't wait to have kids with you - four little sweetie pies!" He then toasted his wife who is "as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside." It was then time for Lindsay herself to thank her Greek relatives for travelling so far, and pay tribute to her late mother before describing her dad as a "rock who I love so much." She then joked: "Lee's laid-back attitude meant that it took seven months for him to tell me he loved me and seven years for him to propose!" Lindsay's good friend Keavy then stood to say a few kind words and make a toast to the new Mr. and Mrs. Brennan.
The dining area was then transformed into a disco as the happy couple cut into their fabulous cake. This was cleverly designed in the shape of three ancient Greek ruins, with each white chocolate pillar honouring Lindsay's native Greece. As the real party got under way, the newlyweds took to the dancefloor for the first time as husband and wife to the rhythmic sounds of Jack Johnson's Better Together. Lee's 911 bandmate Spike Dawbarn, Hollyoaks beauty Roxanne McKee and Honeyz singer Célena Cherry all took to the dancefloor and guests kept up their stamina with hot and cold finger food including chicken wings and mini fish and chips. As the bouquet was thrown and the final few songs were played, it may have signalled the end of a perfect day, but it was only the beginning for this adorable pair.
We caught up with the happy couple after the lavish celebration to talk about their perfect day and how deceptive first dates can really be...
How was your big day?
Lindsay: The ceremony was so moving and the weather was beautiful, which is so rare in Ireland so we were blessed. It was absolutely amazing, just like a fairy tale - especially with my horses and carriage, which I've always dreamed of.
Tell us how you met...
Lindsay: It was seven years ago at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party and Lee was too cool for school back then, so I didn't think he was interested! He finally asked me out on a date and I knew we had something special.
Lee: I was in my own little world back then and was caught up in the whole fame thing. I loved that Lindsay was totally unaffected by that. She had - and still has - a heart of gold.