Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Just Married: Yvonne Coyle and Paul McKane - a perfect match for former Cliftonville footballer and bride

Alison Brown and David Conlon on their wedding day
Alison Brown and David Conlon on their wedding day

Paul and Yvonne McKane are enjoying married life in Scotland following their perfect summer wedding in Co Antrim.

Former Cliftonville footballer Paul (26), a customer service adviser from Belfast, and Yvonne (28), a primary school teacher from Glasgow, first met five years ago on holiday in Majorca.

"We met in 2008, but didn't get together until three years ago on Boxing Day," Paul said.

"She had asked me over for a visit to Glasgow. I was with Cliftonville, on loan to Carrick Rangers, so had to wait seven months for my contract to be up so I could move over."

Paul left Northern Ireland for Coatbridge in Lanarkshire in July 2010 and in October 2010 the couple became engaged.

"We're similar in some ways, but very different too," Paul added. "It's good. We even each other out."

Just a year after Paul quit football following a collapse on the pitch due to a heart condition, the couple were married on July 19 at Our Lady of Perpetual Hope Church in Deanby Gardens, Belfast.

"It was the perfect day," Paul said. "It was the warmest day of the year and everyone had a great time."

A reception followed in the Four Seasons Suite at the Galgorm resort in Ballymena and the couple's first dance as Mr and Mrs McKane was to The Voyage by Christy Moore.

"It was a perfect day," new husband Paul added.

"No hitches, everything went smoothly.

"We had a great wedding day and want to thank our parents for all their help and everyone who came.

"Also the Galgorm, they were brilliant. And Stephen Hamilton, the photographer, who was brilliant and made everyone feel so comfortable."

The newlyweds headed to Cancun in Mexico for their honeymoon.

"It was brilliant," Paul said. "Five-star luxury, it was the holiday of a lifetime."

Married life is treating the McKanes well and they have just moved into a new home.

"It's been brilliant so far. No hiccups at all," added Paul.

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