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Just Married: Dancers are getting into the swing of married life

Lynn and Jonathan Courtney from Newtownabbey are enjoying married life after falling in love following meeting at dance classes in Belfast.

The photographer and civil servant were taking classes at Ceroc studio and got to know each other.

"We went to tango clases together," Lynn said.

They formed a relationship and then on a romantic trip to Tenerife last year became engaged.

"We were on top of Mount Teide," Lynn said.

"It was a surprise proposal.

"I turned to take a picture of him and he was down on one knee with a ring, so I got a photograph first."

Lynn and Jonathan were married on September 10 at Fisherwick Presbyterian Church in Chlorine Gardens, south Belfast.

"It was a lovely service," Lynn said.

"It is a beautiful church.

"Our minister Gary McDowell was very good.

"He did a lovely sermon."

A beautiful wedding reception for Lynn and Jonathan's friends and family followed at the Dunadry Hotel in Co Antrim.

"Thanks to everyone for making the day so perfect," Lynn said.

The new Mr and Mrs Courtney took to the dance floor at the reception to a song called Forty Years, performing a mixture of tango, ceroc and blues moves together.

"It was an absolutely fabulous day," Lynn said.

"It was perfect. The hotel was fantastic. We cut the cake with a sword, because Jonathan is a fencer, and then presented it to the hotel as a thank you."

A fun-filled honeymoon followed for the newlyweds in Tenerife, the setting of their engagement the year before.

"It was two whole weeks of relaxing," Lynn said.

"It was fabulous. We had a fantastic time."

Married life suits the pair.

They are looking forward to what the future holds and, of course, their first Christmas day together as husband and wife. "It is great," Lynn said.

"We are settling into married life and enjoying that.

"We are looking forward to our first Christmas together too. He's cooking!"

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