DAVID NALLY and Neil Ashe got more than they bargained for at the country’s first first gay wedding/civil partnership fair – they were asked to take part in a mock civil ceremony to show how the service is performed.
The couple, who plan to say “I do” at a civil ceremony in Co Laois, were more than happy to take part in a trial run at the fair in the Absolute Hotel, Limerick. “It was great fun and it was nice to practise the ceremony for when the real thing happens,” said Nally (28), from Athlone.
“The minister showed us how to plan the ceremony, and we had a good chat about whether we were religious and all that too. We know how to say ‘I do’ now. It’s good to see something like this happening. It’s kind of a sign that things have changed and hopefully there will be more and more events like it that are geared towards a wedding that is not so traditional.
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