Ed Sheeran's Song Banned By Prison Officers For Bride and Groom's Prison Wedding

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Ed Sheeran's Song Banned By Prison Officers For Bride and Groom's Prison Wedding
Sat 14-11-2015

Thomas ‘Ta’ McWilliams married his long-term partner Patricia McAuley in prison - but 'warders refused to play their selection of CDs'.

Prison chiefs have banned a bride and groom from playing an Ed Sheeran song for their jailhouse first dance.

But his new wife Patricia McAuley says warders refused to play their selection of CDs by the well known singer-songwriter as well as Mumford and Sons and a ‘Love Songs’ compilation.

It was claimed would be a “security” issue, reports Belfast Live.

Ms McAuley said prison staff told them an hour before the ceremony that the CDs would not be played, citing “security” but says they did not elaborate on how security could be compromised by the music.

She added: "They were given the CDs a week before the wedding and the way it works is prison staff play the music after we give them a list of the songs we want. But an hour beforehand they said it wasn’t happening."

"The song Photograph was to be our first dance, but there was no first dance because of this."

The new bride, who has been in a relationship with McWilliams for 10 years, says they were not allowed to cut their own cake either and had to fight prison authorities to get 12 guests at the wedding.

Source: Mirror