Brendan and Caitriona Morgan from Belfast are enjoying married life following their wedding day in Co Cavan. Civil servant Brendan (30) and Caitriona (28), a solicitor, are childhood sweethearts.
“We met through friends,” Brendan said.
The couple became engaged in August 2012 on a trip to Galway.
“I was thinking, ‘I have to do this',” Brendan said.
“We arranged the trip but she didn't realise what I was planning.
“I brought an engagement ring and got down on one knee in the sunshine and proposed.”
Caitriona of course said ‘yes' and they were married on January 3 at Kingscourt in Co Cavan with a reception at Cabra Castle.
“The service was lovely,” Brendan said.
“Caitriona's uncle is a priest, so he was able to officiate. The whole day was wonderful.”
The newlyweds’ first dance as husband and wife was to the Gabrielle Aplin version of The Power of Love.
“Our wedding day was the best day of my life,” Brendan said. “We both really enjoyed it.
“We weren't too nervous.”
Brendan's father, Clive, passed away a few years ago, but his mother, Margaret Usher, and Caitriona's parents, Rosealie and Kevin Flanagan, were there to support the couple on their big day.
“Thanks to all our friends and family,” Brendan added.
The new Mr and Mrs Morgan honeymooned straight after the wedding in the Maldives.
“We had a lovely time,” Brendan said.
The happy couple are enjoying married life.
“It has been wonderful so far,” Brendan said.
“It was not easy settling back to work, but everything is going very well.”