Thursday 22 March 2018

Irish newlyweds shock wedding guests with surprise video

The Kilmacrennan couple created an elaborate video to entertain their guests involving chainsaws, quadbikes and a tear through the hills...

Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Keeping wedding guests entertained throughout the reception can sometimes be an ordeal, but one Donegal couple didn't have to worry after creating an elaborate video for the occasion.

A room full of guests in the Silver Tassie Hotel and Spa were left puzzled when newlyweds Gráinne and Jamie Corry failed to make their big entrance despite a loud chorus of ‘Congratulations’ blasting from the speakers.

Yet, the best man was quick to press play on ‘live stream’ of the pair’s photography session, which projected onto a screen above the top table.

“Gráinne had seen a few of these kind of videos from the States and wanted to make one for their wedding day,” said Paul Doherty, photographer and brother of the bride.


“Jamie, Gráinne and I sat down and shared ideas and the whole thing took about two days to film. It really shows their personalities.

“There’s a running joke in our family that Jamie isn’t so great at fixing machines despite being an engineer so that’s a theme that recurred throughout the film,” he told

Not one to take any risks with her precious dress, Gráinne ordered a dummy one from Ebay before starring in the wedding biopic.

“We actually had to cut about two foot off the bottom of it, just so she could run in some of the scenes,” said Paul.

The couple, who are in their late twenties, have been together for over six years and have recently moved home after a stint in Melbourne, Australia.

 “When they didn’t come in at first, everyone assumed they had had an argument,” laughed Paul.

“But it really made the day great and a lot of the guests made sure to check out the rally car which was parked outside.”

“It was such a good day and we’ve been partying all weekend. But paying for it today,” he joked.

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The video has already attracted the interest of other couples-to-be.

“We’re actually filming another one in the next few weeks but it’s a big surprise and I can’t reveal too much.

“It will be very different to this one, but we’re a family business and would love to do some more of these in the future,” he said.

Irish Independent

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