Ulster Bride gets the lowdown on the special day of local bride Lorraine Coyle.
Lorraine Coyle from Cranford and Vinnie Gallagher from Lifford, Co. Donegal were married on 21st June 2013 in St Columba’s Church, Kilmacrennan, followed by a reception at Kee’s Hotel. Lorraine is a teacher and Vinnie works in Ulster Bank.
How did you meet your husband?
We met on a night out in Letterkenny in The Pulse nightclub. Funny story as I was actually supposed to go to Belfast that night and there was very bad flooding so I ended up staying in Letterkenny. Thank God for the rain.
How did her propose?
He proposed on the 1st November while we were in Belfast for a few days away in a very simple yet romantic proposal. It was just perfect.
When are where did you get married?
We got married in St. Columba’s Church, Kilmacrennan and danced the night away with our family and friends in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar on the summer solstice, 21st June.
Describe your gown.
I got my dress in The Bridal Cottage in Greysteel, Derry. It was an Essence of Australia dress in ivory with lace and sequenced fabric.
And the bridesmaids’ dresses?
The bridesmaid dresses were indigo/ purple from the label Alexia Designs in chiffon fabric with a band of satin and satin straps to match. I customised them with elegant pearl and sparkle brooches from Debenhams.
Tell us about your choice of bouquet.
My bouquet was made by a local lady Sinead Logue. I was delighted with her creation of roses, gyp and freesia which tied in with the vintage/natural look.
Where did you honeymoon?
Our honeymoon took us to Dubai, Thailand and Hong Kong.
What was the highlight of the day for you?
The highlight of the day had to be sharing our celebration with all our family and friends. We were overwhelmed by she support and good wishes we received and it is a special memory that will stay with us every time we look back on our wedding. The mass was also very special for us as our Priests Father Paddy Dunne and Father Nigel Gallagher preformed such a beautiful mass and made us feel so relaxed and at ease and gave us plenty of laughs also.