Peace walls, Pride and a Norwegian wedding in Belfast
Getting married in a foreign country? Somewhere hot perhaps? On a beach? Away from the family?
Norwegian couple Lene Johansson and Harald Krokaa fell so in love with Belfast they flew 2,100 miles to tie the knot.
They brought 60 guests from their home country for the nuptials at Belfast City Hall.
It was a full-blown 1920s affair, with guests dressed to the nines in Art Deco glamour.
And the guests stopped off on the way to the reception for a guided tour of the city's peace walls.
Lene explained that she and Harald, who are both from Brønnøysund in Norway, first visited Northern Ireland in 2008, invited by her close friend, Mona, who married a local man.
"We loved it here and we thought our friends and family should come to see the place. Everyone has been loving it," she said.
Harald said they were attracted by more than the scenery.
"It was first and foremost the people and the atmosphere in Northern Ireland that made us want to share that experience with our friends and family," he said.
"Our guests had a really fantastic time, and there are now 60 Norwegians who have fallen in love with Belfast and its fantastic people".
The wedding took place on a day when Belfast was thronged by revellers for its Pride parade, with demonstrators at the front of the City Hall.
Lene said the couple had no idea about the parade before arranging the wedding but said it added to the fun of the day.
"We didn't know about it, but everyone just loved it anyway," she said.
The stars of the show were the couple's children, Mikal, aged five, and Henriette, aged three.
To avoid that lull in proceedings when the couple were having their photographs taken, the guests, still in their 1920s finery, were treated to a bus tour of political murals in west Belfast.
The reception was held in the Empire Music Hall, a well-known Belfast music venue.
Converted from an old church, the venue had just the right atmosphere for a 1920s wedding.
Lene and Harald are spending a few days in Newcastle, County Down, with family members before returning to Norway, but you can be sure this will not be the end of their romance with Northern Ireland.