Real Life Proposal Story: Haggis on the Menu?

Couples Names: Jerh & Carolyn
Proposal Date: October 1995
Wedding Date: 5 March 1996 (remember that but forgot our first anniversary – haven’t forgotten it since though!!)
Wedding Location: Gretna Green, Scotland!

Proposal Story: Jerh proposed in October and had already lined up some gorgeous rings in a jewellery shop in Douglas, so off we went and chose a beautiful solitaire!  We decided to avoid the fuss and head to Gretna Green to get married (for the official bit) with a sister from each side (so we wouldn’t be lonesome) and got married in the most beautiful registry office in Gretna (that was the nicest part of Gretna, the rest was pretty drab!).

The four of us celebrated that evening back in Glasgow and then back to Cork a few days later, got dressed in our wedding gear again, had a beautiful ceremony with a blessing (the religious bit) at home with daughter Jess and the rest of the family and then a huge party (the fun bit) in the Rochestown Park Hotel with friends and family and a great rock band!!

Ciara Crossan

Ciara is the Founder and CEO of WeddingDates and has a particular love for quirky & unusual weddings! Considered a wedding venue expert, lucky for her she has visited hundreds of stunning wedding venues all over Ireland and the UK.

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