Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Just married: Barry and Holly Lemon

Holly Hamilton and Barry Lemon on their wedding day at Dunkeld Cathedral

Holly Hamilton and Barry Lemon, from Co Down, fell in love while they were students at the University of Dundee.

The couple grew up as friends, attending Regent House Grammar School together, and are now based in Forfar, Angus.

Holly (26), an STV presenter and journalist, is from Greyabbey and her other half, Barry (27), a dentist, is from Donaghadee.

“We didn't get together until 2004,” Holly said. “We were friends at school and had lots of mutual friends, but it wasn't until we were both attending the University of Dundee that our relationship changed.

“In Dundee, we started spending all our time together and we haven't really been apart since.”

The couple realised they were perfect for each other and began to date; then, on Holly's birthday in 2010, during a trip to Paris, Barry proposed.

“It was lovely,” Holly added. “He had brought the ring with him and got down on one knee. He really took me by surprise.”

Holly and Barry set a date of July 2012 for their wedding and Holly set about organising the day of their dreams with her mother, Kim.

They married at Dunkeld Cathedral on July 28. “Our wedding day was absolutely incredible,” Holly said. “The cathedral was beautiful; it was far too vast.

“We had the best day. People told me it would go in quickly and it did — far too quickly.”

A reception for 115 guests followed at Blair Castle in Atholl, with Scottish and Irish elements brought together for the Lemons celebrations.

“We wanted to keep everything traditional and, of course, there was a huge Scottish influence, as we have both lived there for nearly 10 years.

“But the day had the Irish connection too.”

After their big day, the newlyweds headed to Santorini in Greece on honeymoon.

“It was just stunning,” Holly said. “We have never been before. It was great.”

Holly is keeping her maiden name Hamilton, for work, but will use Lemon “for the bank and all the important things”.

Holly added: “We are enjoying being married: no complaints so far.

“We want to thank everyone for all their love and support and to everyone who made the trip to Scotland.

“My Mum was a huge part of making our day so special, so a big thank you to her.”

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