Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Just married: Bebhinn and Damian Rodgers

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The wedding of Bebhinn McKinley and Damian Rodgers

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Philip and Alison Cosgrove on their wedding day

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Mark and Gillian Allison on their wedding day in Stranorlar, Co Donegal

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Great day: Ronnie and Norah Coates (nee McGuckian) on their wedding day in Ballygally Castle‘

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Big day: Brett and Lydia McClelland smile for the camera in Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

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The happy couple, Brian and Karen Gunn, outside The Old Inn
Teen romance: Karl and Nina married almost 14 years after meeting
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The wedding in Italy of Ciara Burke and Mark Cromie

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Emma and Owen Kinghan got married in New York City on Thursday 27th October 2011

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Lynsey McClune and Denver Robb on their wedding day at Dundrum Castle

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The wedding of Louise McKenna and Mark McElhatton

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The Marriage of Ruth McKegneyand Stuart Bonsall. The Wedding took place in St. Mark's Parish Church, Armagh.

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The wedding of Conor McGurgan and Rosemarie Simpson in Donegal

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Claire Jackson and Keith Shirley’s wedding at Queen’s University

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Lorna Stewart and Jonny Watson married at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

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Michelle McLouglin and Brian McMullan share a kiss on their wedding day

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Marcella Connolly & Colum Monahan married on 4thJune in Newtownbutler Co Fermanagh. Reception was held in Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell.

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Andrew Armstrong with his wife Stephanie after they were married at Belfast City Hall.

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Lynsey and Thomas Hughes enjoyed a relaxed wedding cermony in Cashel, Co Tipperary

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The wedding of Laura Bush and James Nelson at Bloomfield Presbyterian Church

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Iain and Julianne on their wedding day at Carrick Castle

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Holly and Gary McGowan married on 2nd September this year at Whitehead Methodist Church. The couple then honeymooned in South Africa.

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Christian Nachtigall and Ruth McCamley got married in Varenna on Lake Como, Italy

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The recent wedding of Gary Hassard and Alison Pearce at Bangor Castle, followed by a reception at Donaghadee Golf Club. The couple then honeymooned in The Maldives.

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Patrick and Anne-Marie Smith

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Samantha Convery & Barry Convery

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Pictured after their recent wedding at Moneyslane Free Presbyterian Church are Mr Mark Herron, son of Mr & Mrs David & Noleen Herron, Moneyslane Road, Ballyward and Miss Glynis Wilson daughter of Mr & Mrs Cecil & Elsie Wilson, Katesbridge Road, Dromara.

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Pictured after their recent wedding at Moneyslane Free Presbyterian Church are Mr Mark Herron and Miss Glynis Wilson. Bridemaids were Mrs Alison Boyd and Miss Joy Herron and flower girl was Miss Amy Boyd. Best Man was Mr Gordon McCready and Groomsman Mr Clifford Wilson. Page boys were Master Matthew Boyd and Master Luke Cunningham. Photography was Lloyd Toal, Rathfriland.
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Leonne and Alan enjoying their wedding day at Macauley’s lake, Spa with the church in the background

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Laurie Stevenson (son of Norrie and Morag Stevenson from Scotland) married Roisin McVeigh (daughter of Charles and Mairead McVeigh) on 4th June 2011 at St. Mary's Church, Limavady followed by reception at The Merchant Hotel, Belfast. Photography by Matt Symons Photography.

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Linda and Gordon McIlmoyle tied the knot on June 2 this year at Cregagh Presbyterian Church

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The wedding of Sara McConkey to James Hunter took place at St Brigid’s Parish Church, in Belfast, with the reception held at the Dunadry Hotel.

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Paul and Edel Gilmour married on the 21 feb 2009

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The wedding of Stephanie Campbell and Andrew Todd on July 2

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Tori and Jonny Shaw

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Ryan gunn and toni Fitzgerald gunn, 22/07/2011

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Wedding of Gary Hassard and Alison Pearce

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Ciaran Milligan (son of Brian & Siobhan Milligan from Belfast) married Colleen Symington (daughter of Joseph & Doreen Symington from Castlewellan) took place on 14 July 2011 at St. Malachy's Church, Castlewellan followed by reception at The Burrendale, Newcastle.  Photography by Joanne Symington www.joannesymington.com

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The wedding of Susan Shields and Andrew Donaldson

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Lisa and Cormac Mc Ardle, were married on Burns Beach in Perth, Western Australia on 20th April 2011, originally from Newry, Co. Down and living in Perth, we then flew back to Ireland for an Irish wedding blessing

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Lisa and Cormac Mc Ardle, were married on Burns Beach in Perth, Western Australia on 20th April 2011, originally from Newry, Co. Down and living in Perth, we then flew back to Ireland for an Irish wedding blessing

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Orla McGrotty and Damien Mc Stocker married in St Mary's Church, Limavady on 25 April and traveled to Drenagh Country House Estate for photos before going to The Waterfoot for their reception.
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Gareth & Kerrie Townsend, Kilmore Quay Club, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh

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Sinead and Paul Heffron

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Weather with you: Colm and Aine Fitzpatrick beat the hail storms to get their wedding pictures.

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John Rafferty and Kathrina McIlroy share a dance together on their wedding day in Belfast Castle

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Greatest Day: Gemma and Adam Graham

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The wedding of Nicola Chang and David Murphy at Crawfordsburn, Co Down

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Lisa Watters and Simon Smyth who were married at Tullylagan Country House Hotel

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Ciara with her father Eamonn (left) and husband Stephen on their wedding day in Clearwater, Florida

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John and Anne are all smiles at Glenoe Waterfall

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Tying the knot: Joanne Armstrong and Conor Donovan
Kimberley and Neill Davidson
Kimberley Boyle and NeillDavidson wedding.Photo by Brian Morrison.
Wayne McAteer and Joanne Lynch at the Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena
Cara Hart and Gary Woods wed last month in Caryduff
Stephen Morrison and Kathy Graham got married at First Donegore Presbyterian Church in Templepatrick
Wedding guests joined forces to produce a memorable musical wedding gift for Sai and Ally Kelly
Noel Smith and Aislin Mackin who were married on the 19th March 2011 at St Malachy's church in Kilcoo, Co Down. The reception was at the Canal Court in Newry. Pic by Alasdair McBroom
Happy couple: Harry and Alice flew off to Disneyland in Florida after their wedding day
Ryan and Laura on their wedding day in September 2009
Richard Kennedy and Heather McCrory on their wedding day

Romance blossomed for Bebhinn McKinley and Damian Rodgers at a party in 2005. Policy officer Bebhinn (29), from Rasharkin, and engineer Damian (32), from Tannaghmore, both Co Antrim, had been at school together but a small gap in age meant they didn’t really know each other.

“I was friends with Damian's sister, but we didn’t get to know each other at school,” said Bebhinn.

“In 2005 we were at the same party and he asked me out.”

The couple’s relationship developed and, in January 2009, they became engaged at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Dublin.

“We were down in Dublin for a weekend break after Christmas,” added Bebhinn. “Damian got down on one knee in the restaurant part of the castle with an engagement ring and ask me to marry him.”

Bebhinn immediately said “yes” and set about arranging their wedding for September 28, 2011.

They tied the knot in front of 150 guests at St Mary’s Church, Rasharkin, followed by a reception at the Roe Park Resort in Limavady.

“We had a lovely day,” Bebhinn said. “Father Murray, our local priest, conducted the service. It was full of humour and very light, so that took the pressure off.

“We then got pictures taken at Dunluce Castle, and then on to the reception for great food and music.”

The couple’s first dance as man and wife was to Love by Nat King Cole.

“Gerard Dillon Entertainments provided the music and people still say to me how great it was to see the dancefloor full all night,”

Bebhinn added. “We had a great time. The whole day was relaxed, which is what we both wanted.”

A few days after the wedding Bebhinn and Damian headed to South Africa for their honeymoon.

“We flew out to Johannesburg and out into a game reserve in Cougar National Reserve. We went on safari and then stayed outside Cape Town,” said Bebhinn.

“We had a fantastic time. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Just amazing.”

The happy couple are now home and looking forward to what the future will bring, as the house they are building, between Rasharkin and Dunloy, is nearly finished.

“We really want to thank everyone who helped us celebrate on our wedding day and wished us well,” Bebhinn said.

“Our parents were brilliant and my Aunt Kathleen helped me a lot as well.

“We’re busy decorating the house now and we got a dog called Alfredo, so he loves to get out walking.

“Married life is great.”

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