Nichola and Geoff Swann, from Jordanstown, are celebrating married life following their perfect vintage-style wedding. Nichola (40), a management consultant with PWC, and Geoff (47), a self-employed freight specialist, first met in December 2007 and then got together in April 2008.
They became engaged in October 2011 in Canada.
“We were in Toronto doing the marathon and Geoff proposed at Niagara Falls,” Nichola said.
“He brought a Swarovski crystal ring to propose and then we got the ring from Steensons when we got back.
“He got down on one knee at the Maid of Mist and after I stopped laughing I eventually said yes.”
The couple tied the knot and held their reception at Riverdale Gilbert's Dam in Aghagallon on September 21.
Their big day was everything they had hoped for.
“It was absolutely fantastic,” Nichola added.
“We wouldn't change a thing about it.
“There was a lovely feel about the day and everybody said they had a ball.”
Their first dance as husband and wife was a choreography medley of songs starting with Frank Sinatra’s Strangers in the Night, followed by Dirty Dancing, line dancing and Gangnam Style.
Following the wedding, the new Mr and Mrs Swann, both keen triathletes, headed to Nice and then Corsica for a cycling honeymoon.
“The Tour de France had a stage there this year,” Nichola said.
“We loved the scenery and the coastline and the beaches were amazing.”
Now back at home in Jordanstown they are settled into married life.
“It's great, really good,” Nichola added. “We enjoyed planning the wedding. Everything couldn't have gone better.”
“Geoff has a heart of gold — we are great together.
He's genuinely a really good person and quite laid-back, so he balances me out.”
The Swanns would like to thank all their friends and family for helping to make their wedding day so special.
“Everyone who had a role to play was fantastic,” Nichola said. “Our friends leant us Beetle cars for the day and Justin Kernoghan captured such beautiful photographs.”