Belfast Telegraph

Just married: Connor and Eimear Mitchell

By Amanda Poole

Connor and Eimear Mitchell, from The Loup in Co Londonderry, fell in love in 2007 while they were both students living in the Holylands area of Belfast.

Connor (28), a letting negotiator, and Eimear (25), a beautician, lived across the road from each other and soon found themselves in a lot of the same places.

Romance blossomed and then, on Easter Monday 2010, Connor asked Eimear to marry him.

"We went to the Giant's Causeway and on the way home we went for a walk," Eimear said.

"Connor gave me a beautiful Easter basket. It took me a little while to realise there was an engagement ring beside the bear and egg."

Eimear, of course, accepted Connor's romantic proposal and the young couple set about organising their dream wedding.

St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh was the stunning setting for the ceremony and their reception for 260 guests took place at Corick House Hotel in Augher.

"The service was lovely," Eimear added. "It was very personal.

"The priest knows us both very well, so it made it more special."

Connor and Eimear's first dance as husband and wife was Under the Light of the Moon by Justin McGurk and The Boogie Men.

"We absolutely loved the whole day and would do it all again if we had the chance.

"The theme for the day was black and gold and lots of lace.

"My dress was cream and gold and black and my bridesmaid wore black and gold."

Following their special day, the new Mr and Mrs Mitchell headed to the US on honeymoon.

"We had an amazing time," Eimear said. "We did a tour of America and saw all the national parks and canyons.

"We also spent three nights in Las Vegas and two nights in San Francisco."

The newlyweds are back home and enjoying their new life together.

"We would like to thank everybody that came to our wedding, helped out and gave us their best wishes," Eimear added.

"I love being married. It's great."

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