Diary of a Newly Wed: Mary Lee and Greg Lally Love at first sight

Newly Wed
Love at first sight

Greg and I have known each other for years as we are both from the same area and attended the same school. One night we were out in our local, which was Niall’s at the time, and we just started chatting. Greg asked me out, and the rest is history! We have been together for about 6 years, and we are blessed to have two beautiful boys, Dylan who is four and Dean, who is two.

The Proposal

Our engagement was so special because our two boys were with us. It was Easter Saturday and Greg suggested that we go for a walk to our favourite place in the world Coole Park, it was down by the lake where Greg got down on one knee. It was always a yes.

The Guest List

Our family, our close friends, Greg’s hurling friends, his Audi Galway work colleagues, my work colleagues and friends of ours from Catwalk Modelling Agency made up our guest list.

The Ceremony

The Ceremony was in my home church, The Church of All Saints Boston Co. Clare. Fr. Tommy Marrinan was our priest who made our ceremony so special. We had Álainn truck with refreshments after the ceremony as Gerard is a very good friend of Greg’s, and it definitely went down an absolute treat. A family friend did all my flowers, which blew me away with how incredible they were, and we will be forever so grateful. Clodagh Lawlor and Gavin Caughlan were incredible as they did the church music. My sister Patricia did all our mass booklets, and my own work colleague Claire sketched a beautiful picture of the church outside for the booklets, and it was just so beautiful.

The Venue

Our Venue was the stunning picturesque Glenlo Abbey hotel and estate in Galway. Kate and her team looked after us so well. We were just blown away by the professionalism and kindness everyone showed our guests and us on the day. They ensured the most amazing wedding day with moments we will all treasure forever.

Favourite Moment

The ceremony was definitely the most emotional and intimate part of our day. Just being with the boys straight after the ceremony and seeing all our family and friends who were there to support us on such a happy occasion was so special.

Read more about their special day in the Wedding Supplement of our latest issue, on shelves now.