Real Weddings

The Couple

Tell us a little about how you met

James and I met through mutual friends. The first date was mini golf and a burger – the rest is history! 

Talk us through the proposal

It was a total surprise, you don’t expect to get a proposal after getting home on a dark winter’s night in January! I was thinking how horrible and wet it was and talking myself round of how fun hockey would be as I drove home. I ran into the house shielding myself from the rain to be greeted by James on one knee in the kitchen! Very unexpected but it was the best surprise, and I didn’t make hockey that night but went for a celebratory meal down the Lisburn Road. It was the best January.

The Setting


Phantom House


The Renaissance Suite

Why Galgorm Resort & Spa

James and I have always loved Galgorm, we visit every year. Every time we visit, the experience of the spa, food, service and staff are second to none. When we first got engaged, we had no doubts where we wanted to get married. 

What made you choose a Resort location

We love the surroundings and loved the idea of having the ceremony and reception at one location for our guests to sit back and relax for the entire day. We also knew we wanted to stay another night after the wedding to take it all in and enjoy the spa and our first meal as a married couple in Gillies.

Tell us the most memorable part of your day

We took a 10-minute drive after our ceremony in the Galgorm’s Rolls Royce, it was lovely to just take it all in, have a chat and relax.

Advice for future couples

Enjoy every minute, take it all in and smile all day! The days goes so quick so remember it is the most special day of your lives.

The Dream Team

Galgorm Wedding Planner

Donna Cunningham, after re-arranging 3 times we finally had our dream day. There were many emails exchanged but Donna was fantastic to work with. She made us feel so relaxed about the uncertainty and we are so happy we got to work with her.

Wedding Stationery

Perfect Day 


Gemma’s Cakes – we picked biscoff, vanilla and raspberry & white chocolate. It was absolutely amazing and all our guests loved the flavours. 


Fleruise, Finaghy. Emma was amazing to work with, I had a clear idea of what I wanted and she made my dream much more! The floral arch placed in the Phantom House was a showpiece. It was then moved to the Phantom Garden and we got some fantastic photos. 


Nigel Elliot sang during the ceremony and drinks reception, our guests really enjoyed his singing. Picture the Sound were the band. They were brilliant.

Décor & Design

We didn’t want to change much. Fleuriste used tall rose gold stands for the centrepieces which were beautiful.


Angel – we picked Andrea as she carried out our engagement shoot. She made us feel so at ease and our photos are fantastic. We didn’t want to spend too much time away from our guests and Andrea made sure we weren’t but captured so much in a short space of time. 


Angel Film


Soft, romantic glam

The Glad Rags

Wedding Dress & Accessories

My dress was Enzoani from Petticoat Lane, I knew Katie through a mutual friend. Katie was amazing as I was very confused after trying on over 60 dresses in multiple shops, I found the one at her shop. Hair accessory Deborah K


Bronagh Currie

Bridesmaid’s Dresses

Ghost from Peony

The Glam Squad


Ellen Lunney


McCalls Lisburn


Linhol Beauty Lisburn


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