THE POPULARITY of marriage may be on the wane, but for many couples, it is still a very important step to take.
Taking the plunge yesterday were Janice and Gary Loh, who happily posed for photos after becoming husband and wife at a registry office.
Janice (27) revealed that the couple decided to shun a religious ceremony in favour of a civil marriage ceremony – as they aren't that religious.
"We don't go to church, so that's why we came down here," she said.
The couple, both from West Malaysia, said that they thought the registry office was quite "traditional".
"It is quite meaningful. It is quiet, a traditional way to do it I think," added Janice.
The 27-year-old student, who also works part-time as a waitress, met her new husband, 29-year-old Gary, in Dublin three years ago after they were introduced by a friend.
Janice is seven months pregnant, and she clutched a simple floral bouquet in her hands.
She decided not to wear a traditional white wedding dress, opting for a floor-length gown, and her groom looked handsome in a simple suit.
The couple revealed that they were planning a big dinner in a restaurant in the city last night to celebrate.