Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Just married: Claire Boylan and Colin Veitch

The pharmacist and the doctor who have the perfect chemistry

Claire and Colin Veitch, from Four Winds in Belfast, married on June 8 at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Cloghogue outside Newry.
Claire and Colin Veitch, from Four Winds in Belfast, married on June 8 at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Cloghogue outside Newry.
Claire and Colin Veitch, from Four Winds in Belfast, married on June 8 at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Cloghogue outside Newry.
Claire and Colin Veitch, from Four Winds in Belfast, married on June 8 at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Cloghogue outside Newry.
John Hoy and Karen Sheals had a winter wedding.

Claire and Colin Veitch, from Four Winds in Belfast, are enjoying married life following the wedding of their dreams.

Claire (29), a doctor, and Colin (29), a pharmacist studying for a medicine degree at Queen's University, first met in 2008 when they worked together at Craigavon Area Hospital.

Their first date was over coffee in a cafe on the Lisburn Road in Belfast.

They fell in love and became engaged on June 4, 2011 while visiting Murlough Beach in Co Down for a picnic. The couple then married on June 8 at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Cloghogue outside Newry.

"Our service was very good," Claire said.

"The priest did a really good homily, it was very personal.

"It was a great experience. The priest was joking with us, he was very funny."

Claire wore a dress by Belfast designer Mary Rose McGrath for their special day.

"She's absolutely amazing," Claire added. "I loved Kate Middleton's wedding dress, so I brought a magazine with a picture of her and asked for something similar.

"Mary Rose was so enthused and really captured exactly what I wanted."

The new Mrs and Mrs Veitch celebrated with friends and family after the service at a beautiful reception at the Culloden Estate, on the slopes of the Holywood hills.

Their first dance as husband and wife was to Nat King Cole's L.O.V.E.

"We had an absolutely amazing day," Claire said. "It was the best day of our lives.

"Tim McGarry was our after-dinner speaker and we also had a 'maraoke' done on the day, where our guests created a wedding video to the song Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen."

Claire and Colin had a relaxing honeymoon in The Maldives and are now home and enjoying married life.

"It's so good," Claire added.

"Not much has changed, but the weather had been lovely since we've been back and we are very happy.

"We also want to thank all our friends and family for celebrating with us and a big thanks to Jamie Turnbull for taking such beautiful photographs."

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