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Just Married: Pamela Rantin and Barry Hughes - stroke of good fortune led to love and walk down the aisle

Barry and Pamela Hughes from Antrim were destined to meet. In 2012 Barry and his friend had been due to see a psychic medium show, but tickets for the event didn't come through so they headed to Ten Square in Belfast city centre instead.

Just as Barry was going to leave the bar he met Pamela and they arranged a date.

They fell in love, and then on New Year's Day 2013 became engaged.

"I went down on one knee and proposed, and she said 'yes', thankfully," Barry explained.

The couple were married on January 26 as Pamela's birthday is January 24 and Barry's birthday falls on January 25.

"We fancied a winter wedding," Barry added.

The service and reception for 90 guests took place at the Galgorm Hotel in Ballymena and the new Mr and Mrs Hughes took the dancefloor for the first time as a married couple to Etta James's song At Last.

"It was a fun day," Barry said.

"Everything at Galgorm was absolutely perfect. We couldn't have had any better a time."

The newlyweds headed to New York for a few days on honeymoon and then on a cruise to the Bahamas and Florida.

Married life is treating the lovebirds well.

"It's great," Barry said.

"It's early days, but so far, so good.

"We want to thank everyone who was at the wedding and everyone at Galgorm for putting on an absolutely perfect day.

"Also our photographer John Murphy for blending into the background and doing such a great job."

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