EVENING Times columnist and former Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus is holding a party to celebrate her recent wedding.

The 37-year-old married boyfriend Jeff Nimmo in Mallaig, Lochaber, last month.

She contacted the paper exclusively at the time to let everyone know they had tied the knot.

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Tonight, though, she has thrown a bash in Candleriggs tonight to celebrate with more than 300 friends and family.

Michelle announced her engagement last May after the couple got together the previous September.

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She says in her column in tomorrow's paper how she knew "in the blink of an eye" that she had fallen madly in love with Jeff and he is "truly is [her] soulmate."