As a final post for 2011 I’m delighted to bring you Olivia & Gerard’s wedding in St Catherine’s Dominican Chapel, Newry.
Being a schoolteacher Olivia was extremely organised and so needless to say all fell into place and ran exceptionally smoothly. Even getting ready Olivia was unflappable, offering cups of tea, making sure everyone else was alright and then had time and steady hands to adjust links on her watch bracelet, it seems stress is not a familiar word in the Markey house. Her daughter and junior bridesmaid Bethany is a chip off Mum’s block and very confidently took to the altar to deliver a word perfect reading and when it came to striking poses later on she could teach the rest of us a thing or two about poise and posture.
Gerry Duffy accompanied us to the fantastic grounds of Dromantine Abbey in Glenn, Newry, where Gerard felt right at home – he grew up nearby and met Olivia in the local bar/restaurant so it was all very personal. We had a plan b in case the weather was bad but thankfully it stayed just right and we got to roam around the beautiful grounds at our leisure before heading back to Bellini’s where William and Pamela took very good care of everyone.
So as this year draws to a close I’d like to wish Olivia and Gerard a very Happy New Year and many more of them