Derry folk turn out in style for Brides across the Bridge fundraiser

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Hundreds of women (and several men) gathered in Guildhall Square this afternoon to take part in the Brides Across the Bridge event.

Local people braved the showers and came out in a show of support for the event which last year set a world record.

BUSTED!. . . .PSNI Community Police Officers Constables Sarah Honeyfield and Davy Johnston lead a disappointed 'Want To Be Bride' Brendan Kelly away at yesterday's Brides Across The Bridge event. DER2714MC124 (Photo: Jim McCafferty)

BUSTED!. . . .PSNI Community Police Officers Constables Sarah Honeyfield and Davy Johnston lead a disappointed 'Want To Be Bride' Brendan Kelly away at yesterday's Brides Across The Bridge event. DER2714MC124 (Photo: Jim McCafferty)

Last year more than 700 people gathered at Guildhall Square for the first ever Guinness World Record event.

The sun shone and the women (and men) of the North West came out in style to support the event.

The event was recently declared an official world record by the Guinness World Records as the largest grouping of brides in a single location. (748)

The event was so popular that the Foyle Hospice decided to bring it back in 2014.

But one of the stars undoubtedly was local man Sean McIvor who set off from his home in Strathfoyle yesterday and ran the whole way to the Guildhall in a wedding dress.

On the way he was cheered on by friends and family and the many people who sponsored him for the event.

There were other locals who dieted, borrowed, and altered dresses for the opportunity to take part in the event.

The event was sponsored by local business Sarah’s Shoes, Carlisle Road Beautiful Day Bridal in Greysteel and DaVinci’s Hotel.

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