Belfast Telegraph

Just Married: Bernie and Dave Murphy

Dub shows his true colours as he weds Derry sweetheart

The bride usually has the final say when it comes to the finer details of wedding day plans.

But Maghera woman Bernie Murphy knew she had to agree to at least one request from her other half regarding their big day at Dungiven Castle.

Bernie's husband Dave Murphy, originally from Dublin, is a massive Gaelic football fan so insisted on his team colours - navy and light blue - featuring on the day.

His wish was granted.

Full-time mum Bernie (26) and Dave (34), a sales manager, met six years ago on a night out at Walsh's Hotel in Maghera.

They got on very well and quickly fell in love.

Then on June 1 last year Dave proposed on Hill 16 in Croke Park during half-time at a Dublin game.

"He got down on his knee in front of everybody," Bernie said.

"We didn't do it on the big screen as another couple did - the girl ran off without answering.

"Dave says they picked the wrong couple!"

Around 100 guests attended Bernie and Dave's wedding service and reception at Dungiven Castle.

Their day was everything they had dreamed it would be.

"We had a brilliant time," Bernie said.

"It was the best day ever.

"We had Dublin colours - navy and sky blue - for the clothing.

"He got to pick the colour, and I picked everything else."

Bernie and Dave would like to thank Country Photography for capturing images of their wedding day and also their friends and family for helping make their celebration so special.

A honeymoon in Egypt followed the wedding.

"I was so nice to get away," Bernie said.

"We had a fantastic time."

The Murphys are now back home and enjoying married life.

"I love it," Bernie said.

"I wouldn't change a thing."

The couple have four children between them and are now expecting their second child together.

They are looking forward to welcoming the new addition and watching their family thrive and prosper.

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