Kimberley & Oliver's Wedding
Tell us a little about how you met
We are both teachers and met in the school staffroom. One day we got talking about surfing and Oliver offered to take me along with him some time. I didn’t mention that I was terrified of the sea! We swapped numbers, went surfing and the rest is history!
Talk us through the proposal
We went skiing in France during our February half-term holiday. Unknown to me, Oliver had the ring hidden in his ski jacket, waiting for the right moment. On the final day of the trip he got down on one knee. I thought he was fixing something on his snowboard but he popped the question and produced the ring!
The Ghost House
The Four Seasons Suite
Why Galgorm Resort & Spa
I visited Galgorm on the Bridal Open Day and was immediately captivated by this magical location. The grounds, ceremony and reception rooms were simply spectacular. The staff were so professional and helpful - it was clear that they would do anything to make our day special and unique. We fell in love with The Ghost Room and Four Seasons Suite. These two stunning venues allowed us to have the full opulent wedding experience we were looking for in a glamorous private surrounding. We booked our wedding in March and got married in July. No-one could believe that we had organised everything in four months. This just highlights are how amazing the staff at Galgorm are – they made our dream a reality.
What made you choose a Resort location
We chose a resort location because we wanted a wedding experience that felt like a true ‘getaway’. At Galgorm Resort and Spa there was so much on offer: beautiful ceremony and reception rooms; stunning, vast grounds; an excellent choice of restaurants and bars; plus the most amazing spa facilities. Our guests really appreciated not having to travel between venues. Instead of spending hours driving, they enjoyed afternoon tea and had time to socialise and explore the grounds.
Tell us the most memorable part of your day
Everything about the day was amazing, but nothing compared to how special the staff made us feel. We were treated so well and felt like we were the only people in the hotel. Paul - our wedding manager on the day - was simply brilliant. Our glasses were topped up with champagne all day and nothing was too much trouble. He even played along with part Oliver’s speech and our guests really loved this!
Advice for future couples
Book an extra night - you will not regret it! We booked the ‘Spa and Dine’ package and had an incredibly indulgent stay making full use of the spa, bar and restaurants.This allowed us to wind down and relax after all of the planning and excitement of the big day. It added something really special to our Galgorm wedding experience and the only problem was, we didn’t want to leave!
The Dream Team
Galgorm Wedding Planner
Heavenly Cakes & Favours
Laura Mitchell 'A Flowery Tale'
School pupils, 'Dave Martin & The Casino Cats' and DJ
Décor & Design
Laura Mitchell 'A Flowery Tale' and Jen Andrews
Lauren Davidson 'Featur Photography'