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Saturday 20 December 2014

Just married: Christian and Ruth Nachtigall

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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

Love blossomed for Christian and Ruth Nachtigall on a rockface hundreds of feet above the ground. Ruth from north Belfast met Brazilian triathlete Christian in 2009 when she was paired with him at a summer climbing course.

The financial adviser and sports mechanic, both now 31, clicked immediately and arranged their first date at Dalkey Quarry in Dublin.

“We spent the afternoon climbing and had a really good time,” Ruth said.

“Then Christian came up from Dublin to go climbing with me in the Mournes and asked me to be his girlfriend.

“We have a framed photograph of Hen Mountain in the living room to remind us of the day.”

The couple got to know each other better and in February last year headed to Curitiba in Brazil to celebrate Ruth’s 30th birthday and give her the chance to meet Christian’s mother Maria.

“We headed to Ilha do Mel (Honey Island) for a few days and were on the beach when Christian got down on one knee with an engagement ring and proposed,” said Ruth. “It was very traditional and very romantic.

“He had told my parents before we left for Brazil, which they really appreciated.”

The wedding date was set for June 23, 2011 in Varenna on Lake Como, Italy, near where Ruth’s parents, Edward and Pamela McCamley, have a holiday home.

Christian’s mother Maria made her first trip outside Brazil to be one of the 34 guests gathered to watch Ruth and Christian tie the knot.

Ruth wore a stunning off-white strapless lace gown and her beautiful little niece Charlotte Dallas (2) was flower girl.

“Our day was very special. We love Italy and everything was just perfect,” Mrs Nachtigall said.

“There had been a storm in the morning, but it cleared up by the time our civil ceremony started at 4pm.

“We had a gorgeous five-course dinner in the gardens of the villa and stayed up to the early hours celebrating with everyone.”

The happy couple then made their way to the Swiss Alps for a hiking honeymoon and are now home in Belfast, loving married life and learning more about each other’s cultural background.

Ruth is mastering Portuguese at night class while Christian is getting to grips with our strong accent and looking forward to the snow this winter.

“We’re best friends, looking forward to the future together. Married life is good,” Ruth said.

“It’s great we don’t have to commute back and forward to Dublin where Christian was studying and working.

“People have trouble with our surname.

“But when we tell them it’s German for Nightingale, they get it straight away.”

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