Samantha Byrne née Gamble, of County Down, has been granted by special permission of the northern Irelands to marry her partner Frankie Byrne in May.
The couple who had shared three children was supposed to marry in the Banbridge registry office, but because of the restrictions, all the weddings were put on hold.
So, a garden ceremony was planned and live-streamed for all close family members on the 22 of May.
First Minister of Stormont Arlene Foster said she didn’t believe anyone “could have failed to be touched by the couple”, from Loughbrickland.
Their entire family was lobbied the government along with Mrs. Foster and the first Minister Michelle O’Neil, agreeing with the ceremonies which involve a terminally ill person. Mrs. Bryne also passed away on Sunday in the Hospice of Southern Area, just after the three months after the successful wedding.
In the last year, Samantha Byrne learned about her cancer had already spread throughout her lungs and which was terminal.
Mr. Bryne, along with his daughter Jessica and cousin Vivienne, tried from the government to get permission for fulfilling the last wish of his wife. Further, the wedding ceremony was held in the couple’s garden in the presence of daughter Jessica and son Stephen, Mr. Bryne’s best man Kevin McGuinness was also present at the wedding.