Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Just Married: Debbie McAdam and Christopher Mailey met as university students and the rest is history

Christopher Mailey and Debbie McAdam who were married at Christ Church in Derriaghy
Christopher Mailey and Debbie McAdam who were married at Christ Church in Derriaghy
Big day: Joanne and Steven
Big day: Joanne and Steven Biggerstaff
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Debbie and Christopher Mailey from east Belfast are enjoying married life following their dream wedding day. Museum professional Debbie (26) and Christopher (27), a civil servant, met in October 2006 when they were both studying history at the University of Ulster, Coleraine.

"Friends of mine knew I fancied him so they held me down and went and got his phone number off him," Debbie explained.

The couple dated, fell in love and became engaged in February 2012.

"We had been in New York and everyone was expecting us to come back engaged," Debbie said.

"On Valentine's Day Christopher proposed.

"He gave me a rose and then took me to Portstewart to propose again when he got the ring, because that is where we met."

The couple were married on April 22 at Christ Church, Derriaghy.

"It was great," Debbie said.

"It was the church I was baptised in."

A reception followed at Clandeboye Lodge Hotel in Bangor.

The newlyweds first dance was to Come What May from Moulin Rouge.

"Our guests said they never saw a couple look so happy all day.

"We were so chilled. The day couldn't have gone any better.

"We want to thank our family and friends for sharing the day with us."

The new Mr and Mrs Mailey took a short honeymoon break to Lough Eske Castle in Donegal.

Married life suits the in-love pair.

"It's great," Debbie said.

"It's the same as ever but we are loving it."

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