Johnny Ward is on cloud nine, the Fair City actor got down on bended knee and popped the question to his partner, Brenda Murphy earlier this year.
VIP Magazine caught up with the love birds to chat about their wedding plans, with Johnny admitting: “I can’t wait for the wedding, I wish it was tomorrow.”
In our latest issue, we got to celebrate their engagement with a gorgeous photoshoot before Johnny shared all the details of their big day.
“We’re getting married in the same place as Brenda’s parents so it means an awful lot to both of us. It’s a really small, dainty and quirky church. It put shivers down our spine the second we walked in. Afterwards, we’re having the reception in the Westgrove Hotel, it’s beautiful and we fell in love with it straight away. We really can’t wait!” he tells us with a grin.
As for what you can expect from the big day, he explains: “It’ll be an intimate ceremony, we’re having around 160 people. We’ll have some actors, singers and people from the entertainment business and they’re going to expect to be entertained given what I do.
“It’s the first thing we booked. We’ve got different types of musicians, stand-up comedy and we’re delighted with our main band as well. It’ll be incredible.”
Of course, Johnny sadly lost his father in 2018 when he was competing on Dancing with the Stars. He tells us that he will be making sure that he honours his father in some way on his wedding day.
“Two people who we’ll honour is my dad and my best friend David Campbell who tragically passed away ten years ago, it would be disrespectful not to. We won’t make a big song and dance about it, upsetting anyone, but we want to honour their lives.”
To read the full interview where he chats about everything, including their gorgeous proposal, pick up the new issue of VIP Magazine on shelves nationwide