Just married: Claire and Jamie Mulgrew
Something blue for Claire as she ties knot with Linfield footballer
from Bangor are enjoying married life following their relaxing Co Down wedding.
Claire (28) is an assistant marketing officer for North Down Borough Council and Jamie (28) is a footballer at Linfield Football Club, and who also owns Supreme Sports, a sports coaching business for schools.
The loved-up couple met as teenagers and began dating eight years ago.
"We met in sixth form at Bangor Academy when we were 16 and dated for eight years before getting married," Claire said.
They became engaged on March 16, 2013 while enjoying a romantic break at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Newcastle.
"It was a complete surprise to me," Claire said.
"I was busy looking out the window at a wedding arriving at the hotel so was taken aback to turn round and see Jamie with the ring in his hand."
Claire and Jamie married at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bangor on October 22.
Exchanging vows was followed by a reception at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, the scene of their engagement.
"It was beautiful," Claire said. "We had an absolutely fantastic day.
"It went in far too quickly though."
The couple's first dance as husband and wife was to Ronan Keating's song This I Promise You.
"It was so lovely to have all of our friends and family around us," Claire said.
"They also really enjoyed the day and are still talking about it weeks later.
"We would like to thank our parents, friends and family for helping to make our big day so special." The Mulgrews' honeymoon is on hold until the summer.
"Due to Jamie's career as a footballer, we will not be going on honeymoon until May or June," Claire said.
"We are going to New York and Florida."
Married life is treating the couple well.
"We are really enjoying being married and look forward to many more happy years," Claire said.