Love Story: Paula and Shane’s Church Wedding

Today’s love story began in Dublin Zoo. It was a crisp January day in 2015 when Shane took Paula there, followed by lunch, for their first date. All day the conversation flowed and so they organised another date for the following Sunday in Bettystown. Afterwards they both felt certain that this was going to be a great relationship. The two have been side by side ever since.

On Christmas day last year they were opening their presents and when all of the parcels had been opened Shane got on one knee beside the couch and presented Paula with a ring. She said yes of course, and spent a few hours after admiring her new ring and eating her Jolly Ranchers (Shane had ordered her favourite sweets from the U.S.A). Later that day they got even more good news, Paula’s Sister Orla had also got engaged. The whole family got together for Christmas Dinner and it was one of the happiest days ever.

Shane’s face lights up when he talks about Paula, describing her as loving, thoughtful, attractive, funny and very generous. Paula describes Shane as the light of her life, she says he’s very funny, supportive, reliable, loving and as solid as a rock.

Our Leinster celebrant John Regan performed Paula and Shane’s ceremony in St. Mary’s Church, Drogheda. They described John as “the most considerate, gracious, humorous and kind celebrant.” They had a live guitarist, they shared vows, exchanged rings and did a candle lighting ceremony. This is where the couple or two family members, one from each side of their families, light a candle each, the couple then lights the middle candle together with those candles. It shows the bringing together of two families into one. They were then pronounced husband and wife.

Everybody at Marry Me Ireland wishes Paula and Shane the happiest future together and hopes their wedding was everything they dreamed of and more.

Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!