Shirley Winters is a daydreamer who loves vintage clothes and Declan Greenwood. Her older sister Kate enjoys collecting handbags and lovers with equal relish, but hates her job in the dole office.
When Shirley eventually gets together with Declan, they fall for each other in a big way. Declan promptly proposes . . . And Kate has a nervous breakdown. There is no way she is playing bridesmaid to her younger sister, so the rush is on to find a husband of her own.
Johnny Hogan owns the ballroom on Magnolia Street, and still pines for his great lost love. And when he finds out that she had a son by him, he wants to play a major part in Belfast's double wedding of the year . . .