Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Just married: Brett and Lydia McClelland

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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

Brett and Lydia McClelland's relationship began in November 1999 when they met at the Botanic Inn in Belfast.

Brett (34), a property developer from Greenisland, spotted south Belfast woman Lydia (34), who is head of marketing at the Ulster Orchestra, and asked her to dance.

“We were both on a night out in Belfast and met each other at ‘the Bot’,” Brett explained.

“I asked her to dance with me, and Robbie Williams’ She's The One was the song we danced to.” The couple's relationship developed and they became engaged on February 13, 2011 — the day before Valentine’s Day.

“We headed to Murlough beach in Newcastle and it was lovely and sunny,” Brett said.

“I got down on one knee with a temporary ring and she said yes straight away.”

Lydia then set about making plans and organised the couple's wedding for 93 guests at Knockbreda Parish Church, followed by a reception in the Great Hall at Queen's University.

“The service was lovely and then Lydia and I headed to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park to get our photographs done,” Brett added.

“Everyone was waiting at the Great Hall at Queen's for us when we got back. Our first dance at the wedding was to She's The One, because is was the first song we danced to at the Bot all those years ago.

“Lydia looked beautiful in her dress and we both had a great day.”

Following their special day the new Mr and Mrs McClelland headed to Mexico and Las Vegas for a fun-filled honeymoon. “We spent 10 nights in the Mayan Riviera in Mexico followed by six nights in Vegas,” Brett said. “We played a bit of blackjack and Lydia won on the slots, but we didn't do much gambling.

“We saw a lot of shows and had a fantastic time.”

Brett said after so many happy years together, the couple have settled well into married life and his only regret is perhaps not popping the question a little earlier.

“Married life is great. I’m happy,” he said.

“I just maybe wish we had got married sooner.”

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