Just Married: Rachel and John Elliott
How a hen and a stag helped bring Rachel and John together in the sun
Rachel and John Elliott from Londonderry are enjoying married life following their perfect wedding day.
Rachel (28), nee Smyth, a worker at Robert Ferris Estate Agents, and John (34), an employee of Foyle Meats, fell in love in Benidorm in 2008.
John is originally from Edinburgh in Scotland but moved to Derry to be with Rachel.
"We met in Benidorm in May 2008," Rachel said. "I was on my sister-in-law's hen party and John was on his best mate's stag party."
The couple became engaged in June 2013.
"John wrote on the bathroom mirror with lipstick, 'Will you marry me?'"
Rachel and John were married at Glendermott Presbyterian Church on Church Road in Derry.
"We were married in Glendermott and the reception was in the White Horse," Rachel said.
"Our first dance was Jason Mraz's I Won't Give Up."
The Elliotts' wedding day was everything they had dreamed it would be and more.
"Our wedding day was perfect," Rachel said.
"The weather was amazing and everything went perfectly.
She added: "It is true when people say it is the best day of your life."
A sun-filled honeymoon on the Caribbean island of Aruba followed the big day.
"For our honeymoon we went to Aruba," Rachel said. "It was brilliant. A relaxing two weeks."
Rachel and John are enjoying life.
"Married life is great," Rachel said.
"We can't wait to see what the future holds."