“I wanted it to be a celebration of love and the important thing for us is for our families to come together and for us all to be together and everyone to just have an enjoyable time,” Sarah, 34, told WHO, before James, 43, added: “We could have easily gotten married under a tree by some water or on a property up in the hills; anywhere! But this has been magic.
Speaking to WHO exclusively about their magical day, the couple said Ireland is sentimental to them for several reasons. James has Irish ancestry but for Sarah, the connection was even closer to home. Her brother Karl De Abrew lives in Dublin, but due to health issues, was unable to fly anywhere, so they brought the wedding to him.
“My brother lives over here. He’s not able to fly at the moment because of health reasons. And my mum’s over here at the moment as well,” Sarah told us.
“Jimmy and I wanted to get married within a year after he proposed. And when we decided to get married in Ireland, [we knew] we’ve got two production breaks at work. Either July or December. December is going to be really cold in Ireland, so we thought July would be perfect and actually it was! It was 25 degrees the day we got married, which is really unusual for Ireland at this time. They were all running around saying it was a heatwave!”