The highs and lows of getting married will come under the spotlight when couples across Northern Ireland share details of their big day for a new BBC One Northern Ireland documentary.
Our Weddings, which is aired tonight, is an uplifting look at six decades of getting hitched through the eyes of local brides and grooms.
The inspiration for programme was to help raise the spirits of all those who missed out on wedding season this year due to the pandemic. It follows the stories of NI couples as they reminisce on how they met, their wedding preparations and the big day itself.
They relive unforgettable moments as they look back at photographs and video footage capturing everything from tearful speeches, hard to cut wedding cakes, family dance-offs and trendy going away outfits.
Two of the couples today give us a preview of what made their big day special and what it feels like to share it on TV.
THE HINDU CEREMONY
'It was finally my parents' turn to throw a great party'
Natasha and Ryan Roddy from Castledawson had an unforgettable traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in May 2017. The couple now have a 10-month-old son, Rohin.
Although they grew up in the same Co Tyrone town and even went to the same school, they only met for the first time when they bumped into each other in their local pub at Christmas eight years ago.
Natasha (31), an administrator and artist, was smitten straight away as she confesses: "I remember it like it was yesterday. I wasn't planning to go out and Ryan was living in England and had come home for Christmas and doesn't go out much so I think it was meant to be.
"I was so excited when I saw Ryan and just thought I would love to talk to him."
The couple started dating and after a year Natasha moved to live with Ryan in Newcastle Upon Tyne, before they returned home to live in Co Tyrone after four years.
Ryan (30), who owns the Yodha Martial Arts gym in Castledawson, surprised Natasha with a dream trip to Cancun for her birthday in 2016 and during a visit to a chapel got down on bended knee and proposed.
"It was unreal and I had no idea he was going to do it," Natasha says. "We were in the most beautiful old church in Cancun and it was really special."
As Natasha's parents are Hindu, the couple decided on a full traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, which they celebrated with 300 guests at the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown.
"We decided on a Hindu ceremony as it was quite important to my parents," Natasha says. "There is a big Indian community in Northern Ireland and at weddings usually the whole community turns up.
"Ryan had never been to a Hindu wedding and didn't know what he was letting himself in for. It was certainly a different experience.
"It is a very intimate ceremony with lots of different stages. We got married under a four-posted canopy, with each post representing four pillars in our relationship, it is meant to be symbolic of love."
The couple also walked around a fire together seven times, a ritual which symbolises love, duty, fidelity and respect.
Natasha looked stunning in a custom-made traditional wedding dress called a Lehenga which she designed herself. Made out of red velvet, it was embellished with beads and jewels.
Ryan, who wore a traditional Indian wedding suit called a Sherwani, was thrilled with how the day went.
"It was really different," he says. "I didn't really look it up beforehand or do any research as I wanted to see it all as it happened on the day and we didn't have a rehearsal. I just went along with everything, it was great."
It wasn't entirely Hindu, however, as Natasha made sure she catered for her local guests by introducing some Irish customs into the day. She says: "It was important to us and only fair that we mixed the two cultures and we had an Irish fiddle player and Indian and Irish food."
The couple were led to their reception in spectacular style by a group of Indian drummers who played alongside the DJ during a huge celebration that evening.
Natasha and Ryan were thrilled to share their big day with BBC viewers.
Filming with Covid-19 restrictions was unusual but they are looking forward to the final cut when it airs tonight.
"It will be a really lovely way to remember our wedding and something nice for our son to watch," Natasha says. "Filming took place during lockdown when there wasn't much going on. The camera crew set the equipment up in our living room and then operated it remotely from our garden.
"I think that it has been absolutely horrendous for people who have had to cancel their weddings due to Covid, it was really very sad and I couldn't imagine us having to hold a Hindu wedding with just 30 guests," Natasha adds.
THE FOOTBALL STAR
'Our big day nearly clashed with the Irish Cup Final'
Irish league coach and former Cliftonville and Glentoran star player Tim McCann his wife Luighseach feature in the documentary. Their wedding made headlines back in May 1997 when there was a chance it could have clashed with Tim playing for Cliftonville in the Irish Cup Final.
Luighseach, a lifelong Cliftonville fan, was prepared to bus her wedding guests to Windsor Park after the wedding ceremony to watch her new husband play.
Tim (49), who is now senior coach for Larne FC, tells the story.
"The week before our wedding we were playing Glenavon in the Irish Cup Final," he says. "If there had been a draw it would have had to be replayed on our wedding day. Even though it would have been a nightmare to organise, our plan was to get married and then I would go to play the match and Luighseach would be in the stands watching.
"Glenavon beat us 1-0 so thankfully it didn't happen and the whole of the Cliftonville team were able to come to our wedding."
For his new bride, there was never any question of a cup final replay ruining her big day.
"All my family follow the football and I went to all of Cliftonville's matches so I would have put on buses to bring guests to the match who wanted to come," Luighseach says. "Even our DJ was a Cliftonville fan, most of our guests supported Cliftonville."
Tim played with the team when they won the league in 1998 for the first time in 88 years. During a distinguished football career he then went on to play for Glentoran before retiring in 2007 when he started to coach.
The couple are delighted that all three of their children - Cillian (13) Lennon (10) and Annie (9) - are following in their father's footsteps by playing football.
The couple has been together since they were 18 when they met at St Bernard's Youth Club in Glengormley where Luighseach grew up.
Tim sprung a surprise proposal on Christmas Eve during a night out in the Bellevue Arms.
"I did get down very quickly on bended knee as I was conscious of everyone watching, popped the question and then jumped back up again," he says.
Natasha adds: "All our family were in on it and unknown to me they were upstairs in the bar and we had a party to celebrate."
The couple married in St Bernard's Church when Luighseach was 24 and Tim 25.
Luighseach (47), who works as a volunteer coordinator with the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice, says she was delighted to take part in the BBC programme.
"It was a great experience," she smiles. "We had to search in the loft for our wedding video and we hadn't looked at it in years and it was like watching it for the first time again.
"About one-third of the people at our wedding aren't with us anymore, including my dad who passed away a few years ago so it was nice to see them again. It was very emotional. I think people will enjoy the programme as it is a bit of fun and everyone needs a wee lift as it's been a hard few months. Hopefully it will have people digging out their wedding albums again."
And Tim adds: "It was the best day of my life because everyone I cared about was there. I did watch the video, though, thinking, have I really aged that much?"
Our Weddings is on BBC One NI tonight (Monday) at 9pm