Just married: Jenny Monroe and Garth Cairns
Pal played Cupid for couple's love match
Jenny and Garth Cairns, from Waringstown, are enjoyed every moment of married life following their dream spring wedding.
Jenny, a journalist, and Garth, who owns an agricultural engineering firm, fell in love after being introduced by a mutual friend in June 2011.
"Cathy has set up a number of her friends who went on to get married, so I knew she was a good judge of character," Jenny said.
"I was delighted she thought Garth and I would be well-suited, as he is a gentleman, and we got on so well when we met for lunch in Hillsborough.
"I knew early on that he was 'the one' and couldn't wait to be his wife." Jenny and Garth got engaged in October 2012 and married on April 20 at Moira Baptist Church, followed by a reception at the Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen.
"We had such an amazing day, the best day of our lives," Jenny added. "It all went smoothly and there was a very relaxed atmosphere all day.
"A lot of guests said they were touched by the wedding service itself, so that was lovely to hear."
The new Mrs Cairns explained that she was very calm in the build-up to and on her elegant wedding day.
"I just wanted to enjoy every moment of it," she said. The bride, whose sister Emma and sisters-in-law Charis and Victoria were bridesmaids, followed tradition by throwing her bouquet to the non-married ladies there.
It was caught by their friend – TV presenter Zoe Salmon.
The newlyweds travelled across Europe on the Orient Express and disembarked in Venice, where they stayed at the stunning Cipriani hotel. They are looking forward to moving in to their newly built home.
"I just love being married, it's such a lovely feeling," Jenny said.
"I feel very blessed, we both do and are very thankful to have each other.
"I can't thank my parents Lorraine and Michael enough for giving us our dream wedding – it's a day we will never forget."