Thomas Hughes and Lynsey Moore married on August 26 at Cashel Palace Hotel in Tipperary. Lynsey, a bank worker from Newtownabbey, and Thomas, a tailor from south Belfast, met through a mutual friend.
“After we met we both texted our friend to try and get each other’s number,” said Lynsey.
“Thomas phoned me and we arranged to meet for a drink in Tatu. It was actually five years ago this week.
“It was a perfect date. We got on really well.”
Love blossomed during the following year and the couple decided to move in together.
“Thomas moved in with me while his house was being built and he never moved out,” laughed Lynsey.
“On November 20 last year we were in our room getting ready to go to a wedding.
“Thomas got down on one knee and proposed with a beautiful engagement ring.
“We decided to marry in Cashel in Tipperary and started making plans.”
On August 26 the couple tied the knot in front of 90 guests.
Thomas owns The Tailoring Studio on the Lisburn Road, so the bridal party was decked out in suits made by staff there.
“It was wonderful,” Lynsey said. “Cashel Palace is a lovely old Georgian house and we really enjoyed our day.
“We had speeches outside and, after the meal, there was
an open mic for anyone who wanted to say something or sing.
“Ten of Thomas’s mates and their wives had learned the words to Andy Williams’s You’re Just To Good To Be True and sang to us.
“They hadn’t realised it was also our first dance song. It was great.”
Thomas and Lynsey were pleased that their wedding was the relaxed occasion they had hoped for.
“There were so many special moments. I was so happy that my grandmother, Margaret Moore, who was 90 two weeks before the wedding, was able to make the journey to be with us.”
The happy couple headed on a fun-filled honeymoon to New York and Las Vegas and are looking forward to their future together.
“Married life is nice and we just moved home at the weekend.
“Our wedding day was great. We couldn’t have asked for more.”