Just married: Louise McCauley and Ryan Moore
Life is smiles better for couple after comedy date
Published 07/06/2013 | 04:20
Louise and Ryan Moore from Armagh are enjoying married life following their beautiful wedding.
Louise, a community development officer for Craigavon Borough Council, and Ryan, a freelance community worker, met at a conference in August 2010.
They stayed in touch by phone, e-mail and Facebook and then finally went to a Peter Kay gig in Belfast for their first date in January 2011.
"I was nice that we were friends first," Louise said. "We both enjoy a good laugh and are always having a giggle.
"We have similar values and beliefs and I think that's what holds us together.
"We are good at communicating with each other and have lots of shared interests, like sports, cinema and food."
The couple then became engaged in December 2012 during a holiday to Austria.
"It was quite a surprise," Louise added. "Ryan took me to Salzburg and we were meeting up with friends, so I wasn't expecting it.
"On the second night, he took me to a castle in Salzburg and got down on bended knee to propose.
"It was snowing at the time; it was very romantic and I of course said yes."
On May 3, their wedding service and reception was held at La Mon House Hotel and Country Club.
Their first dance as husband and wife was to a Norah Jones cover of Love Me Tender.
"It was a great day," Louise said. "We had an amazing time from start of finish. It was really magical.
"The make-up artist, Stacey Kilpatrick, was lovely to work with and our photographer, Fraser Stewart, captured lots of lovely moments. Our families were so amazing helping us organise the big day. It felt so special, just lovely."
The celebrations lasted a week and then the new Mr and Mrs Moore headed to Cuba on honeymoon.
"We went to Havana and Varadero. Cuba was superb. We had a very relaxing time."
They are now back home in Armagh and loving married life. "We are back to reality, but it's all quite exciting and we are very happy."