Krzysztof Kulisz had a special surprise for his wife, Ewa, when the couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Longford town recently.
To mark their silver wedding anniversary, Krzysztof secretly arranged a ceremony to renew their marriage vows - with Ewa only learning of the plan at the last moment.
â€œHe organised it all without mum knowing,â€ said the coupleâ€™s daughter, Ola, who was on hand with her sister Joanna to witness the occasion. â€œI helped with some things, but he basically organised it all himself.
â€œAll along my mum thought she was going to a friendâ€™s surprise birthday party. When she was being brought to the church, she thought everyone else was also being blindfolded as part of the surprise.â€
The ceremony took place at St Melâ€™s Cathedral Centre in Longford town, with Fr Krzysztof Pranowski presiding.
â€œIt turned out to be more like an actual wedding than just a renewal of vows,â€ Ola admitted.
Krzysztof and Ewa have lived in Longford for over 10 years, having moved to the area from Poland.
â€œAbout 20 friends and family members travelled over for the renewal of vows,â€ Ola revealed. â€œEveryone was waiting for her in the church. And afterwards we all headed to Seasons above the Market Bar for food and a party.â€