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Roisín & Elaine

OUR DREAM WEDDING IN DONEGAL

Roisín O’Doherty and Elaine Mai first met back in 2004, in NUI Galway’s college gay society, which was then called Pluto. Although they didn’t get together at the time, they stayed friends after they left, eventually becoming a couple in the last few years, friendship blossoming into something deeper. Just over two years ago, Elaine decided to take the plunge with an elaborately romantic proposal. “I had planned it for quite a while,” she explains. “I wanted to do something fun that would throw her off the scent, so made a treasure hunt in Mount Usher Gardens in Wicklow. At the end she found me and proposed, which I’m sure she had twigged at that point.”

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In this month’s bumper celebration of wedded bliss, we talk to loved-up couples who enjoyed the biggest day of their lives in 2018 and get some insider info on organising the main event. Not content with bringing you all the news that matters, your favourite magazine’s history of matchmaking is revealed as we talk to couples who met through the pages of GCN. Alongside a one-stop directory of wedding day info, we have some handy etiquette tips for attendees and a history of the battle for same-sex marriage around the globe. We continue our series of interviews with LGBT+ asylum seekers in the Direct Provision system and author Darragh Martin speaks about his new book, Future Popes of Ireland. It’s a jam-packed October issue!