Newly wedded bliss: Stunning photos of one of Ireland's first same sex marriages
Published 18/11/2015 | 16:53
These stunning pictures of one of Ireland's first same sex weddings were shot on the grounds of Harvey's Point Hotel in Donegal yesterday.
Wayne Gough, a station manager at Dublin Airport and DJ O'Hanlon, an accountant, had already celebrated their Civil Partnership in the same hotel a few months ago.
Both men hail from Lordship in Co. Louth.
They stumbled on the venue one day while out for a drive and vowed that if they ever had the opportunity to marry it would be the perfect place to swap vows.
Having their marriage recognised properly was "a fantastic feeling", the newly-wed couple said.
They said being married made them feel "accepted like every other married couple and all that it entails".
Wedding registrar Siobhan Brown presided over the ceremony.
General manager of Harvey's Point said it was a great day for Ireland.
"We once again make a very strong statement about equality and fairness and the world will take note.
"We lived in the shadows too long and I will have a very special welcome for all same sex couples getting married at Harvey’s Point.
"Today we rolled out a very special pink carpet," he said.