2008 News Archive - Holidays - Italy prepares to play host to Wayne and Coleen

12 06 2008

Portofino in Italy is preparing to host the wedding of the year between Manchester United and England football ace Wayne Rooney and shopping queen Coleen McLoughlin.

A 230 foot yacht - rumoured to be costing the couple £75,000 per day - has been moored on the harbour and guests have been enjoying pre-nuptial celebrations onboard over the past few days.

According to reports, the Liverpool-couple will be married at San Michele di Pagano, just outside of Portofino by Father Edward Quinn, who hails from the couple's local church in Croxteth.

Celebrations will also be held at the Villa Durazo in Santa Margherita this week as well as the Bentley Hotel in the port of Genoa.

Picture-rights of the lavish wedding are expected to sell to OK! Magazine for a reported £2.5 million.

Portofino has previously played host to such celebrity couples as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and Prince Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelly, the Daily Mail reports.

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