Lynn and Marc enjoyed a memorable wedding day on Saturday 19th April 2014, where romance and motorsport were the special themes of the day.
The scene was set when two Ballinamallard natives, Lynn Forde and Marc Johnston, first crossed paths at a Circuit of Ireland Rally on 19th April 2003. Lynn received a ‘Happy Birthday’ text message from a number she didn’t know, which turned out to belong to Marc. The two became fast friends and it wasn’t long before hearts were racing when they started dating in November 2005.
Marc’s proposal couldn’t have been more romantic, when he proposed to Lynn on a beautiful sunny day – 25th March 2012 to be exact – by getting down on bended knee beside Lough Erne in Castle Archdale to pop the question. Marc presented Lynn with a stunning bespoke trio of brilliant cut diamonds set in platinum, an absolutely beautiful and sparkly engagement ring.
With a mutual passion for motorsport it was only fitting they added the racy theme to their wedding day with tables named after motorsport rally teams and directions to the wedding venue set out in the form of pace notes in the couple’s invitations, a touch well approved of by the groom who is also a rally driver.
Their wedding day was absolutely brilliant, with so many memorable moments, but Lynn and Marc both agree that seeing each other for the first time at opposite ends of aisle with big smiles on their happy faces will remain their favourite moment of the day.
The newlyweds also really enjoyed their journey to the reception and talking about their joyful morning and how well everything looked and went.
After a fantastic day’s celebration, Mr and Mrs Johnston set off on honeymoon to Las Vegas and Cancun, Mexico.
Bride’s advice to future brides: Enjoy the build up to the wedding with all the planning and organizing. Make sure you enjoy every moment of the day with your husband, family and friends as the day goes in so quickly and the memories you make are so special and will stay with you.
Photography by Erica Irvine Photography, Fintona