Real Weddings

The Couple

Tell us a little about how you met

Myself and Garreth met while we were studying in Belfast Met. At first we were friends then Garreth finally asked me out on a date. And it all started from there, 8years down the line and we are still together.

Talk us through the proposal

Garreth had convinced me he won a weekend at Galgorm Resort & Spa and me being the gullible person I am believed him. We were picked up from his house on Friday 7th march by one of the Galgorms Rolls Royce. We stayed in one of the junior suites. The room was amazing!! We got ready for dinner in Gillies. The meal was beautiful. Garreth the suggested that we could take a walk down to the river where the swing is. I agreed, although said to him I would need to go back to the room to get a coat as it was very cold outside. Garreth insisted I could do without the coat and we wouldn’t be long. I found it slightly strange but went along with it. We made our way outside I started walking down towards the river. I was wearing heels and I am the worst person to wear them as they kill my feet so found it hard to walk downhill parts and obviously had to complain to Garreth about it. We got down to the river and we stood there looking at the river which was beautiful but in my head, I was thinking I really need to get a coat on before I freeze. So Garreth said c’mon we can go back to the room to get your coat. We got to the room and Garreth told me to go on into the room as he was putting the card in for the lights. On the bed, there were rose petals sprinkled into a shape of a heart and fairy lights hanging from the balcony door. I was taken back and very confused and first thing to come out of my mouth was ‘whats this all about?’ which Garreths response was ‘what are you talking about?’ as I went to turn to him to say ‘Are you blind?’ there he was down on one knee ring in hand and he popped the question. I was extremely shocked and the first few responses he got from me was ‘Are you serious?’ I was just taken back. I thought I may put the poor fella out of his misery and answer him. Obviously, my answer was YES!!. My next question to him (as I’m all about tradition) was ‘did you ask my Daddy?’ lol. After ringing our families we went to Gillies bar to celebrate with champagne. It was a night I’ll never forget.

The Setting

Ceremony

St.Teresa's Church, Glen Road

Reception

The Great Hall

What made you choose a Resort location

Fantastic place, staff are first class, I could not fault them & Beautiful grounds for pictures 

Tell us the most memorable part of your day

Everything about the day was memorable, it was a fantastic day. Nothing was too much for the Staff. Two, in particular, was Stefan who took care of us during our big day and Declan who was working behind the bar that day/night. Would also like to mention Oliver Mort who put the day together, very nice man and very down to earth.

Advice for future couples

Our advice for future couples would be to make sure you enjoy your big day, make the most of it was it does go by in a flash. Mostly importantly enjoy your first day as husband and wife.

The Dream Team 

Galgorm Wedding Planner

Oliver Mort

Wedding Stationery

Darling Stationery, Ballymena

Cake

Gemma's Cakes, Castledawson

Flowers

Sally's Florist, Ballymena

Entertainment

The Allstars

Décor & Design

Dance floor by Fairytale Events, 

Chair Sashes by Altered Image

Wedding chair covers & other décor by Bride & family

Photographer

4ever Photos

Videographer

Purple Box Productions

Favours

Marie Curie donation

Theme

The only theme were the names of the tables after the Manchester United team who won the 1998-1999 treble

The Glad Rags

Wedding Dress & Accessories

Wedding Dress, Shoes & Veil - Natalie's Bridal, Belfast

Accessories - Debenhams

Bridesmaid Dresses

Natalie's Bridal, Belfast

Groomswear

North End Dress Hire

The Glam Squad

Hair

Rose Alexis Hair

Makeup

Studio A

Nails

Lipstick & Lashes

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa

Broná and Garreths Galgorm Resort & Spa