Avril & Jonathan's Wedding
Tell us a little about how you met
We met in Kelly's Nightclub on Halloween night, 7 years ago. I was dressed as Eve (as in looking for my Adam) and Jonathan was Action Man.
Talk us through the proposal
Jonathan booked a surprise visit to Krakow, somewhere I had always hoped to visit. We went for a walk to Wawel Castle and he proposed during sunset at the very top, with stunning views of the Vistula River and swans below.
We looked at so many options, even getting as far as booking another venue. I still had reservations, however, and booked a consultation with the wedding team at Galgorm. We fell in love immediately and knew it would be perfect for our day, with the hotel looking after every last detail.
We had guests flying in from all over the world for our big day. The Galgorm provided so many options including our rehearsal meal the night before in Gillies, an array of accommodation and the spa was a beautiful way to finish off the celebrations the following day.
Definitely walking up the aisle. I had been so nervous, caught up in the final preparations. Just before entering the Phantom House I felt such a rush of excitement. I was honored to have my dad walk me up the aisle towards Jonathan. I remember looking at him, the venue, the decorations, flowers and hearing the song he had chosen - 'Darlene' by the Lumineers.. Everything literally took my breath away.
Someone gave us this advice and I am so glad we took it: take a moment to find a quiet place during your reception, just the two of you, to take it all in. Make sure to be fully present in the day and stop to enjoy the most important moments.
The Dream Team
Galgorm Wedding Planner
Donna Cunningham/Laura Patterson
Freckles & Fern
Wendy Moore ' Heavenly Cakes by Wendy'
Wood'n'Eath Floral Creations
Drinks Reception - Daryl McCabe
Evening - The Coves
Décor & Design