Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Just married: Louise and Mark McElhatton

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The wedding of Louise McKenna and Mark McElhatton

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The Marriage of Ruth McKegneyand Stuart Bonsall. The Wedding took place in St. Mark's Parish Church, Armagh.

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The wedding of Conor McGurgan and Rosemarie Simpson in Donegal

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Claire Jackson and Keith Shirley’s wedding at Queen’s University

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Lorna Stewart and Jonny Watson married at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

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Michelle McLouglin and Brian McMullan share a kiss on their wedding day

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Marcella Connolly & Colum Monahan married on 4thJune in Newtownbutler Co Fermanagh. Reception was held in Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell.

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Andrew Armstrong with his wife Stephanie after they were married at Belfast City Hall.

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Lynsey and Thomas Hughes enjoyed a relaxed wedding cermony in Cashel, Co Tipperary

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The wedding of Laura Bush and James Nelson at Bloomfield Presbyterian Church

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Iain and Julianne on their wedding day at Carrick Castle

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Holly and Gary McGowan married on 2nd September this year at Whitehead Methodist Church. The couple then honeymooned in South Africa.

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Christian Nachtigall and Ruth McCamley got married in Varenna on Lake Como, Italy

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The recent wedding of Gary Hassard and Alison Pearce at Bangor Castle, followed by a reception at Donaghadee Golf Club. The couple then honeymooned in The Maldives.

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Patrick and Anne-Marie Smith

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Samantha Convery & Barry Convery

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Pictured after their recent wedding at Moneyslane Free Presbyterian Church are Mr Mark Herron, son of Mr & Mrs David & Noleen Herron, Moneyslane Road, Ballyward and Miss Glynis Wilson daughter of Mr & Mrs Cecil & Elsie Wilson, Katesbridge Road, Dromara.

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Pictured after their recent wedding at Moneyslane Free Presbyterian Church are Mr Mark Herron and Miss Glynis Wilson. Bridemaids were Mrs Alison Boyd and Miss Joy Herron and flower girl was Miss Amy Boyd. Best Man was Mr Gordon McCready and Groomsman Mr Clifford Wilson. Page boys were Master Matthew Boyd and Master Luke Cunningham. Photography was Lloyd Toal, Rathfriland.
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Leonne and Alan enjoying their wedding day at Macauley’s lake, Spa with the church in the background

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Laurie Stevenson (son of Norrie and Morag Stevenson from Scotland) married Roisin McVeigh (daughter of Charles and Mairead McVeigh) on 4th June 2011 at St. Mary's Church, Limavady followed by reception at The Merchant Hotel, Belfast. Photography by Matt Symons Photography.

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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

The peacock — a symbol of love and fidelity — was the theme at Louise and Mark McElhatton's stunning wedding.

Interior designer Louise (nee McKenna) met her joiner husband Mark (30) at work six years ago.

“We worked every day together for three years and then we were both made redundant in the same week,” said Louise (29), from Draperstown.

“Our first date was the last day of work, which was our Christmas night out. We realised we weren't going to see each other anymore, so we started to go out.”

The couple became engaged eight months later, in October 2009, when Mark, from Kildress, organised a romantic proposal at Lough Eske Castle in Co Donegal.

Louise said: “Mark told me he was taking me to Rossnowlagh beach, but then we pulled in to

look at the lough. There was a hamper waiting for us that had been prepared by the chefs at Lough Eske.

“Mark had arranged for a bagpiper to come out of the forest playing my favourite song, Caledonia.”

Mark then got down on one knee to propose and the couple enjoyed champagne and strawberries.

The wedding date was set and the couple got busy organising the details of their peacock-themed wedding.

A peacock graphic was carried through from the wedding invites, flowers, button holes, cakes and dresses to the dyed-blue veil belonging to Louise's mother and the same Manolo Blahnik shoes worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex And The City.

Some 250 guests gathered for the ceremony, at St Columba's Church in the south Derry village of Straw, just outside Draperstown. The reception was held at Lough Eske Castle.

“We got our wedding photographs taken at the site of where we will build our home,” said Louise.

“It's an old stone ruin in Sixmiles with a red tin roof.

“Our photographs, taken in the Glenelly mountains and in the grounds where we got engaged, worked out brilliantly.”

Louise's cousin sang Your Song by Elton John for the couple's first dance and, after a great wedding experience, they enjoyed a honeymoon cruise that left from Venice and took them along the Adriatic.

“We put so much effort into our wedding and really enjoyed our day. Married life is brilliant,” said Louise.

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