You don't see this everyday. Delighted bride Patricia Doogan was surprised with a ‘Catholic flashmob’ starring her uncle Daniel O’Donnell at her wedding ceremony.
The Donegal bride and her groom, Neil Swan, were shocked when members of the congregation began singing choruses of ‘How Great Thou Art’ unexpectedly.
Hidden in the audience were singers Derek Ryan, Tony Kenny, Shaun Cuddy, Daniel O’Donnell, Tony Allen.
The bride was stunned to see the singers and her wedding guests, which included her uncle Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella, toddle up to the alter to perform the hymn.
Even priest Father Pat Ward joined in, finishing off the performance on a high note in St. Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh.
Speaking to Independent.ie, bride Patricia said: "It was a total surprise. The only two people who knew were my friend Gavin who was one of the singers and my sister Fiona who was bridesmaid. It was a huge surprise to everyone else at the church."
"Apparently there wasn't an actual rehearsal, just a gathering in the church before the mass began to discuss it. We had the best day ever and absolutely everybody said that the church was their favourite part of the day," she said.
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