WALKING down the aisle to her husband-to-be on Saturday, Lucy Parkinson from Kesh had the new Duchess of Sussex on her mind.
Just moments before stepping out at Derryvullan Church, Tamlaght for her own wedding at the weekend, she and her brother, Ben, who gave her away, had been watching the former Meghan Markle make her way into St. George’s Chapel on her own.
“I don’t know how she did that,” says the new Mrs. Lucy Dixon, a food quality auditor.
She and her husband, solicitor, Andrew Dixon from Tamlaght, were jetting off on a mini-moon to Majorca yesterday, taking time to relax after a whirlwind few months in the run up to their wedding, made all the more exciting by the fact they shared their Big Day with the Royal Couple.
“It was a brilliant day,” says Lucy. 
“Everything was perfect. The weather was fantastic. One of the highlights was coming out of the church with Andrew to find out my mum had organised for an ice-cream van to be outside for our guests!”
In the run up to Saturday, Lucy, like many others, had been wondering what Meghan’s dress would be like.
“I was worried that I would be feeling very jealous when I saw her in her dress,” says Lucy, “But I was really happy with my own dress.
“Mine definitely had more detail in it. Hers was very simple but it really suited her. My younger brother, Ben gave me away. 
“We watched her getting out of her car live before we arrived at the church ourselves.
“It didn’t make me nervous at all, it actually helped calm me down. I really felt for her having to do that walk by herself. That was such a long distance to walk as well, it must have felt like forever for her. In our church the walk was very short - we were actually having to slow down.
“But by the time I got to the top of the church and I was holding the Order of Service, my hands were shaking. Ben had to put his hand on mine to stop me from shaking! I couldn’t have done it on my own.”
Explaining that their day was a lot less formal than Prince Harry and Meghan’s, Lucy said the congregation had got involved in the service.
With much of the day a relevant blur at the moment, she and Andrew were looking forward to getting away for a break together before returning to see their wedding photographs and reminisce on a perfect day with family and friends.