Belfast Telegraph

Friday 21 November 2014

Just married: John and Linda Devine

Wedding of Linda Brown & John Devine, which took place at Cloughe Chapel in Newry and later at the Ballymascanlon Hotel County Louth.
Wedding of Linda Brown & John Devine, which took place at Cloughe Chapel in Newry and later at the Ballymascanlon Hotel County Louth.
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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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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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John and Linda Devine are enjoying married life following their dream wedding. Linda (27), from Newry, and John (29), a three-time All-Ireland-winning Gaelic footballer from Ballygawley, first met at O'Neills bar in Liverpool in 2005.

The couple – both teachers – formed a close friendship and then quickly fell in love with each other.

"We were supposed to go on our first date to the cinema," Linda said. "But I was too scared, so I invited John to the house for tea and a biscuit.

"We went out for dinner the following week. We were friends first."

On April 27, 2010 the couple became engaged at Ballintubber Abbey in Co Mayo and then set about organising their wedding.

"John proposed a couple of days before Kate and Wills got married at Westminster Abbey," Linda said.

"I have to give him his dues, we worked together with friends and family to plan everything and it made it so special."

On their big day, Cloghogue Church in Newry was the venue for the ceremony with a beautiful reception for 275 guests after at the Ballymascanlon Hotel in Dundalk, Co Louth. The new Mr and Mrs Devine took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife to Olly Murs' upbeat hit Dance With Me Tonight.

"We had an absolutely wonderful day," Linda said.

"Everybody was so happy.

"We had a vintage, classic and very friendly wedding and there was lots of lace everywhere."

The Devines had been due to honeymoon in New Zealand and New York, but the romantic trip had to be cancelled due to Tyrone goalkeeper John's commitments with his club Errigal Ciaran.

"We had a break in Dublin instead," Linda said.

Now at home and settling into married life, the Devines are enjoying every part of the latest chapter in their life together.

"We had a brilliant wedding day and being married is great," Linda said.

"Everything is so magical and special.

"We enjoy each other's company and have all our friends and family around us."

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