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HAPPY DAY: Graham Turley and Suzanne Tormey, with Graham's son Cathal, right, at the
wedding yesterday. Photo: Gerry Money

HAPPY DAY: Graham Turley and Suzanne Tormey, with Graham's son Cathal, right, at the wedding yesterday. Photo: Gerry Money

HAPPY DAY: Graham Turley and Suzanne Tormey, with Graham's son Cathal, right, at the wedding yesterday. Photo: Gerry Money

Twelve years ago, while still in mourning after the murder of his beloved wife, Sunday Independent journalist Veronica Guerin, Graham Turley decided to go back to one of his first passions -- motorbike riding. And it was in the bike club that he met his future bride, blonde beauty Suzanne Tormey.

Yesterday they were married in Kinsealy Church, not far from their north county Dublin home, and afterwards celebrated with 150 guests, including members of the Guerin family, in Tulfarris sport and recreation centre in Wicklow.

Graham and Veronica's son, Cathal, now 22, was his dad's best man, and the couple's other children played a central role in the celebrations.

"I suppose it's about getting on with life," Graham said shortly before the wedding. "It's what Veronica would have done."

Unsurprisingly, since both bride and groom are such biking enthusiasts, there was a biking theme throughout.

There was also a bike club guard of honour, where members of affiliated clubs from Scotland, Australia and Bermuda were in attendance, and today there will be a ride-out for interested guests to Glendalough.

Those who don't wish to ride out will attend a barbecue in Tulfarris.

The honeymoon will be spent in Florida and will involve traversing the state -- by motorbike, of course.

The celebrant at yesterday's wedding was Fr Declan Doyle, a long-time family friend -- he was Graham and Veronica's local priest, stationed in Dublin Airport at the time of Veronica's death, and had the unenviable task of comforting the bereaved.

He is now based in Foxfield, Raheny, Dublin, but remains a close family friend.

"Suzanne and I would have dinner with Fr Declan still about once a month. He is a great friend. We are both delighted he could be the one to perform our wedding ceremony," said Graham.

Sunday Independent