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Megan with her grandmothers, Mary Kennedy (90), and Gillian Holloway (80). Picture by Kristian Leven Photography

Megan with her grandmothers, Mary Kennedy (90), and Gillian Holloway (80). Picture by Kristian Leven Photography

Kristian Leven

Megan with her grandmothers, Mary Kennedy (90), and Gillian Holloway (80). Picture by Kristian Leven Photography

The Covid pandemic has ruined countless celebrations from weddings to special birthday parties, but for one couple it made the day they tied the knot unforgettable.

When Megan Kennedy walked down the aisle to meet groom, Newtownards native Tom Cahoon, she was accompanied by her two grandmothers, one aged 90, the other 80.

Not many brides can ever boast of such an unusual beginning to their married life, but it wasn’t originally planned that way.

The couple’s original ceremony last year was cancelled because of the virus and when rescheduled for October the numbers able to attend were cut to only 15, which ruled out Megan’s option of having seven bridesmaids.

Grannies Mary Kennedy and Gillian Holloway were originally to be VIP guests at the wedding.

However, instead they became the main talking point and helped to overcome the dilemma of which of the original bridesmaids to choose on the big day.

They were the best present the couple could receive.

Belfast Telegraph


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