Mark Vin­cent Opera star’s stun­ning wed­ding

The singer cried tears of joy when he mar­ried the girl of his dreams

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It’s tra­di­tion for the bride to ar­rive late to her wed­ding, but love­struck Stephanie Pace was so ex­cited to be mar­ry­ing Mark Vin­cent she ar­rived at St Mary’s Cathe­dral in Syd­ney 30 min­utes early!

“I woke up the morn­ing of our wed­ding feel­ing so calm,” Stephanie says, ex­plain­ing she and her dad Tony took a drive to the har­bour to avoid beat­ing Mark to the cathe­dral. “It was then I started to feel ner­vous!”

But Stephanie had no need for last-minute jit­ters. Mark – along with 300 fam­ily and friends, in­clud­ing fel­low Aussie singers Guy Se­bas­tian and Paulini, and Home And Away star Saman­tha Jade – was awestruck when she walked into the church last week.

MEANT TO BE TO­GETHER

“See­ing Mark’s re­ac­tion when I looked up at him as he waited at the al­tar brought me to tears,’’ Stephanie re­veals.

Mark was also over­come with emo­tion. “We both choked up and had tears in our eyes,” he says.

He knew from the mo­ment he first met Stephanie at Syd­ney’s Cronulla Beach in 2013 that she was the wo­man for him.

“I can’t ex­press how much I love her and how much she sup­ports me ev­ery day of my life,” Mark said af­ter they ex­changed vows. “I know our love will grow stronger ev­ery day – we’re meant to be to­gether.”

FAIRY­TALE FAIRYT DAY

Mark, who wore his late grand­fa­the grand­fa­ther’s ring on the day to incl in­clude him in his wed wed­ding, says he was smitte smit­ten all over again when he saw Stephanie ar­rive. She was glow­ing with hap­pine hap­pi­ness in a beau­ti­ful Pal­las Cou­ture dress. “I al­ways had my m heart set on this gown,” says say Stephanie, who, h with ithm Mark, k h had d 14 at­ten­dants be­tween them. “I felt like a princess, and I was able to choose the per­fect head­piece to go with it, and beau­ti­ful ear­rings to com­ple­ment the whole look.” Mark, who pro­posed in 2015, will for­ever trea­sure the mo­ment the priest pro­nounced him and Stephanie hus­band and wife.

“It was like we were both dream­ing,” Mark says.

Even the weather was kind, with pre­dicted light­ning and rain hold­ing off un­til af­ter the wed­ding re­cep­tion fin­ished.

Stephanie says she got goose­bumps when she and Mark took their first dance as new­ly­weds and he sang The Loveli­est Night Of The Year.

“I was so over­whelmed,” she says. “His voice brings me so much joy ev­ery time I hear him sing. I’m just so proud of him.”

‘We both choked up and had tears in our eyes’

On­lyin Woma n’s Day Opera tenor Mark says he was “smit­ten all over again” when he laid eyes on his bride.

“The “Tthe jew­eller helped us cre­ate just what we w wanted,” Mark says of their rings.

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