A gorgeous real wedding in County Antrim, Northern Ireland filled with sunshine and sparkle.

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WHERE: Ballygally Castle Hotel, County Antrim, NI

WHEN: June 2006

PHOTOGRAPHER: John Mcllwaine

The proposal

Dan proposed to Kelly outside the Sydney Opera House in Australia, while on holiday in 2005 Hotel.

The bride’s real wedding outfit

Kelly’s diamond white satin Rosetta Nicolini gown, from Berketex suited her perfectly with its full skirt and beaded detailing. She wore an Irish Claddagh necklace with diamanté jewellery from Jeffs in Liverpool.

“As we looked around at our friends and family, we had an overwhelming feeling of just how lucky we are”

The groom’s real wedding outfit

An ivory Prince Edward jacket from David Bellingham in County Antrim.

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The flowers

Kelly’s bouquet included white Oriental lilies with beargrass and dimante beads.

The ceremony

It was a personal real wedding ceremony overlooking the sea, and ended with the lighting of a unity candle.

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The reception

Took place at Ballygally Castle Hotel in the River Room, with drinks on the beach followed by a five-course meal Hastings Hotel.

The cake

Was a five-tier creation in the shape of a castle, made by a family friend.

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The favours

Were Irish lottery tickets with chocolate shamrocks and a CD of songs from the wedding.

The theme

Was Ireland! Kelly is from the area and wanted to introduce Dan’s family and their friends to the country.

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