Real Weddings

 

The Couple

Tell us a little about how you met

While studying Medicine at Queens, I had a part time promotional job.  I was working one evening at an event in the Ramada Shaws Bridge, Belfast when I met Philip.  I remember thinking he was so handsome and when he approached me, we immediately hit it off, we couldn’t stop talking. A few days later, he messaged me and we went for our first coffee date and I think I knew that day.. he was the one. 

Talk us through the proposal 

We got engaged on 2nd July 2016.  Philip arranged a romantic dinner for us in The Oxo Tower Restaurant, London.  We had such a great evening, we enjoyed a really beautiful meal along with a few delicious cocktails.  When we finished dinner Philip said lets go on to the balcony.  We went out to the balcony where there is an incredible panoramic views overlooking the Thames and the City of London.  It was so stunning and we were the only people on the balcony. Philip turned to me and asked me to Marry him. I was so overwhelmed, shocked and ecstatic at the same time-of course I said yes.  

 

The Setting 

Ceremony

Church of St Patrick and St Brigid

Reception

Renaissance Suite 

Why Galgorm Resort & Spa

We both fell in love with Galgorm Resort and Spa.  It ticked all the boxes for us and more. The hotel is beautiful and is set on such picturesque grounds.  The Renaissance suite was stunning-both elegant and romantic- The perfect style for our wedding day.

 

What made you choose a Resort location

We are both from Northern Ireland but having lived in London, Philip and I had wedding guests coming from both near and far and so Galgorm Resort was perfect as it has everything you need in one location. For Philip and I it was really lovely to see our close friends and family for breakfast the next morning and we especially loved relaxing in the spa with everyone the following day and talking about our wedding day.

Tell us the most memorable part of your day

It is impossible to pinpoint a single moment-It was the best day of our lives from start to finish. 

Advice for future couples

Our advice would be to enjoy the planning and lead up to the wedding as much as possible as it can be very stressful trying to ensure everything goes well. On the actual wedding day, cherish the short time you actually get to spend together as there are so many guests to thank and chat to! It is the most wonderful day and we wish we could do it all again. 

The Dream Team

Galgorm Wedding Planner

The Wonderful Jade Toner 

Wedding Stationery

Perfect Day Print-Galgorm

Cake

The Brides Aunt -Geraldine McAuley

Flowers

Sally's Florist, Ballymena 

Entertainment 

The Bentley Boys 

Decor and Design 

Sally's Florist, Ballymena 

Photographer 

David McClean

Videographer 

Groom's Uncle- Desmond Lowry

Favours

Personalised Pictures of each Wedding Guest 

Theme 

Romance and Elegant 

 

The Glad Rags

Wedding Dress & Accessories

Dress-Yolan Cris, Shoes-Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid's Dresses

Ted Baker 

Groomswear

Magee from McElhinneys Menswear 

  

The Glam Squad

Hair 

Hair by Hannah- Hannah McAlister, Cushendall 

Make Up 

Dilemma Make up & Beauty- EmmaMcAlister, Cushendall

Nails 

Beau Beauty Salon, Ballymena

 
 
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