Wednesday 28 September 2016

Something blue: A vintage Chevy is the vehicle of love for Lisa & Cathal

Published 16/08/2015 | 02:30

Lisa McMahon in the baby blue vintage Chevy pickup
Lisa McMahon in the baby blue vintage Chevy pickup
Lisa & Cathal
The bridesmaids at Lisa & Cathal's wedding
Lisa & Cathal held their ceremony at Two Mile House Church in Naas
Lisa & Cathal wanted to drive themselves
The Chevy broke down on the day after the wedding.

Lisa McMahon and Cathal Keane, both 31, met on a night out and made it official more than a decade later. The midwife and data analyst were engaged in the gardens of Ashford Castle after ten years of dating, and bravely chose Friday the 13th as their wedding date. But their luck was stronger than the force of the traditionally tricky day, and the couple enjoyed a lovely celebration with friends and family.

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After a ceremony at Two Mile House Church in Naas, the couple held their reception at nearby Barberstown Castle, driving a baby blue vintage Chevy pickup belonging to Lisa's uncle, as their wedding car. "We knew we wanted to drive ourselves on the day and my godmother suggested their Chevy. They worked so hard to restore it. On the day it was decked out with cushions and suitcases all set for our honeymoon! Driving it down the town in Naas, beeping the horn, was so much fun. The Chevy broke down the next day - so Friday the 13th is lucky for some!"

But Cathal says his favourite part of the wedding day didn't involve vintage horsepower. "Seeing Lisa walk down the aisle is something I'll always remember. All the planning doesn't prepare you for seeing your beautiful bride for the first time."

The bride, who wore a stunning Novia d'Art gown from Ciara Bridal in Powerscourt on the day, explains that their wedding was made possible with the help of their friends and family. "The whole wedding was a family effort and everyone had a job to do. We were very lucky to have fab family and friends to help us along."

* Photography by Julie Cummins, visit juliecummins.com. If you would like your wedding featured here, email weddings@independent.ie

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