Catherine & Danny's Wedding
Tell us a little about how you met & talk us through the proposal
We first met after a night out when we were 17. We clicked right away and soon we were texting and meeting up almost every day. We loved walks across Ballycastle Beach after school or work. We were inseperable, and even when I started Uni in Liverpool, Danny came along with me. Soon after, we became young parents to our now teenage son Conall. Fast forward only 14 years to 2019 (it took him a while); We went another beach walk together across White Park Bay Beach, Danny got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It wasnt a total surprise as I'd had to send him a few hints beforehand! But it was the most amazing day because we also found out that we were expecting our lovely little daughter Éabha.
We had our ceremony in The Phantom House. Such a beautiful romantic room, we had a humanist celebrant Liz Peel, who made the ceremony perfectly tailored and personal to us.
We decided to have a smaller wedding of around 70 guests, so had our reception in the amazing Four Seasons Suite.]
Danny first came to Galgorm Spa with me a couple of years ago. He doesn't often sit down to chill, so it took some persuasion, but since that first spa trip, he was totally converted. We come as often as we can now for a little but of 'us' time. Because of this and because of the service we always have in galgorm from all staff, as well as how stunning both the hotel and grounds are, we knew it was the perfect venue for us.
Tell us the most memorable part of your day
The whole day went past so quickly, but the most memorable part for me was the ceremony. We had an amazing singer, Mollie McKeever an amazing celebrant in Liz and the most stunning ceremony room, putting all that together was just amazing. Second to that would probably be daddy arriving to my house 40 minutes later than he was meant to arrive for photos. Not dressed yet in his suit or ready to go. But wearing work clothes and his Wellington boots as he'd decided to wash the car... again!
The Dream Team
Galgorm Wedding Planner
Kim Campbell was our Wedding planner. Kim was amazing, so friendly and professional at the same time. Anything I wanted or asked for was not an issue. She was fantastic at explaining things and helping us organise the day.
Gemmas Cakes Castledawson. The most amazing cake I have ever tasted.
Let's Face It Creation - Foam Flowers. Such a talented lady listened to me and created exactly what i envisioned, and my flowers will last a lifetime!
The Coves Wedding Band, fantastic band. Had everyone up on the floor.
Jayne Harkness Photography. Jayne is an incredible photographer, excellent communication throughout the planning process and after the wedding too.
Emma Forsythe Videography. Emma was the perfect fit for us, working in the background throughout the day, creating a natural candid masterpiece. If i could advise one thing, your wedding day goes so so fast.. book a videographer, you won't regret it.
The Glad Rags
An eclectic mix combining Boho with Glam.
My Dress came from White Gold Bridal. Dorothy listened to everything and helped me pick my dream dress. Her after sales service is fantastic too.
Kellie at Fifi's Frill's ensured little Éabha looked like a princess in the most beautiful dress.
The Glam Squad
Make up by Aóife Kelly. The most amazingly talented MUA
Nails by Ciara Jane