Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 27 November 2014

Just married: Kelly and Harry Morra

The wedding of Kelly Lyons and Harry Morra in West Greenwich, Rhode Island
The wedding of Kelly Lyons and Harry Morra in West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Wedding of David and Sarah Fletcher
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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Ryan gunn and toni Fitzgerald gunn, 22/07/2011

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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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Tying the knot: Joanne Armstrong and Conor Donovan
Kimberley and Neill Davidson
Kimberley Boyle and NeillDavidson wedding.Photo by Brian Morrison.
Wayne McAteer and Joanne Lynch at the Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena
Cara Hart and Gary Woods wed last month in Caryduff
Stephen Morrison and Kathy Graham got married at First Donegore Presbyterian Church in Templepatrick
Wedding guests joined forces to produce a memorable musical wedding gift for Sai and Ally Kelly
Noel Smith and Aislin Mackin who were married on the 19th March 2011 at St Malachy's church in Kilcoo, Co Down. The reception was at the Canal Court in Newry. Pic by Alasdair McBroom
Happy couple: Harry and Alice flew off to Disneyland in Florida after their wedding day
Ryan and Laura on their wedding day in September 2009
Richard Kennedy and Heather McCrory on their wedding day

US couple Kelly and Harry Morra fell in love when they met in Belfast back in 2007.

 Kelly (35), a marketing and events officer, and Harry (31), a basketball coach from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, were both part of the organisation Peace Players international, which uses basketball to bring children from different backgrounds together.

“Northern Ireland has a very special place in our hearts,” Kelly said.

“Working with Peace Players and living abroad was an absolutely incredible, life-changing experience.

“We were very fortunate to meet amazing people, mentors and friends during our time in Northern Ireland.

“We didn’t expect that our work bringing kids together would bring us together, but it’s pretty amazing that it did.”

In addition to their work with Peace Players, the couple opened a stand at St George’s Market called The American EGGsperience, selling breakfast sandwiches.

“It was our first entrepreneurial venture together and so much fun being part of the community there,” Kelly said.

“It's absolutely one of our favourite memories.”

The couple moved back to the US in 2009, but returned to Northern Ireland again in March 2011 for a holiday here and got engaged.

“When we lived in Belfast, we often took trips up to Portrush to spend the day, play golf or surf and we have great memories of those trips,” Kelly said. “It is a special place for us.

“So, on the last day of our visit, we drove up the coast and, in the dunes above the golf course, Harry got on his knee and proposed.

“It was an incredibly emotional and powerful moment.

“On our drive back to Belfast, we stopped at a Star of the Sea basketball game — Harry had played and coached with them — to see friends and share our news and then went on to enjoy dinner and a few celebratory pints with friends.

“It was perfect.”

The couple married and had their reception at Whispering Pines in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, near to Kelly's family.

They were married lakeside and had their reception in the main lodge on the grounds, taking to the dance floor as husband and wife to If Should I Fall Behind by Bruce Springsteen. The couple then enjoyed a surfing honeymoon in the Cerritos Beach area of Mexico and have settled well into married life.

“It has been fun,” Kelly said. “We are anxious to come back to Belfast as Mr and Mrs Morra. We are hoping to make a trip this summer.”

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