Wedding had Casey in tears
27/09/2008 12:00:00 AM
AUSTRALIAN tennis star Casey Dellacqua could not contain her emotions as she helped her best friend Clare Shanahan tie the knot in Albury yesterday.
“Once I started crying I couldn’t stop,” Dellacqua said after the wedding.
“She looks beautiful, and Cameron (the groom) is such a nice guy.
“They will have a beautiful life together.”
Dressed in a royal blue satin dress, the world No.49 was one of five bridesmaids at the afternoon ceremony.
Dellacqua planned to spend about five days on the Border before returning to Perth to continue her training.
The 23-year-old, who made it to the second round of the Beijing Olympics last month, said it would be nice to relax and enjoy the break.
Clare, a teacher, is the eldest child of Border tennis coach Phil Shanahan, and his wife Jenny.
Dressed in a strapless white dress with a beaded bodice, she married fellow tennis fanatic Cameron Meagher at Sacred Heart Church in Mate Street.
While her father’s aunt and three-times Wimbledon champion Margaret Court could not make the wedding, Clare’s only sister, Nicole, travelled from the US for the big day.
“It’s great, she’s come all the way from Alabama,” Clare, 24, said.
“We couldn’t have done it (married) if she wasn’t able to come home.
“It’s been a great day.” The newlyweds will travel overseas to a “secret” location for their honeymoon.