Inishowen Wedding: Well done to Angela Loughrey and Deain McDaid who tied the knot in St Columba’s Chapel in Drung, Quigley’s Point, on 21st May 2016.
The radiant figure of Bride Angela was elegantly escorted through her momentous day, her journey accompanied by a circle of cherished companions. At the forefront stood the unwavering presence of Chief Bridesmaid Christina McCallion, a pillar of support exuding grace and poise. Alongside her were the bridesmaids, Sharon McDermott and Sharon Pinkerton, whose smiles and camaraderie reflected the bond they shared with the bride. The youthful exuberance of the occasion was embodied by Junior Bridesmaid Grace McCallion, her presence a testament to the merging of generations in celebration. Adding an ethereal touch to the procession were the flowergirls, Cara McDiad and Sienna McDaid, their innocence and beauty mirroring the blossoming love that Angela and her partner held in their hearts. With each step, these women formed a tableau of unity and friendship, ensuring that Angela’s path was paved with the warmth and care of those who held her in high regard.
The groom’s party stood as a resolute and steadfast group, a symbol of unwavering camaraderie and support on this significant day. At the forefront was the Bestman, Enda McDaid, a beacon of loyalty and friendship who had been entrusted with the pivotal role of ensuring the groom’s smooth journey. By his side were the groomsmen, Stephen Moy and Carl Devine, embodying a bond that had withstood the test of time and trials. Their presence was not just symbolic, but a testament to the deep-rooted connections that had woven their lives together.
In the midst of this assembly, the Junior Groomsman, Jack McCallion, stood poised with a sense of responsibility and honor, representing the next generation of friendship that would continue to flourish. The youthful energy and enthusiasm he brought to the proceedings added a dynamic layer to the proceedings, a reminder of the perpetual cycle of kinship.
Completing this ensemble were the endearing pageboys, Cathal McCallion and Andrew Devine, their presence adding a touch of innocence and charm to the occasion. These young companions, bearing the rings with utmost care, symbolized the passing on of traditions and the continuity of relationships that spanned across ages.
Together, this collective of individuals stood as a united force, a supportive framework that held the groom’s aspirations and emotions as he embarked on this transformative journey. Their unwavering commitment and shared moments formed a backdrop of solidarity, a testament to the power of human connections that enrich life’s most cherished milestones.
Readings were by Declan McDermott and Caroline Orr and Prayers of the Faithful were read by Eunan Grier, Joanne Faulkner, Shane McDaid and Malachy McDermot.
The ceremony was carried out by Fr Tony Mailey. Photographer for the day was Michael Gill.
After a photo visit to the lovely Whitecastle House we were for Buncrana to the Inishowen Gateway Hotel where the Donegal Piper Christy Murray was ready to pipe the happy couple to the top table.
After a lovely meal it was time for the entertainment and the David Craig band were well up for it and a lively crowd enjoyed the night’s music.
Congratulations to Angela and Deain and best wishes for a long and happy future together.