Real Weddings

The Couple

Tell us a little about how you met

We met at school but only started dating in 6th form.

Talk us through the proposal

It was our 5 year anniversary and Iain had booked for us to go to Gillies for a meal. I had no idea what was in store for me that evening. We had a lovely meal and then Iain suggested talking a walk around the resort as it was nicely decorated for Christmas. We "happened" to end up at the Christmas tree  beside the roaring fire. Paul (who  knew what  was about to happen) then offered to take our picture at the tree. I had no idea  what was about to come next  and I stood  posing for a picture. Unknown to me, Iain had placed the ring on the mantle piece and while I was saying cheeeseeeee Iain had  grabbed the ring from the fire place and was  down on one knee. I was speechless but of course I said yes!! Paul  captured the moment  and then walked us  out to  the Rolls Royce, which Iain had organised to take us back to share the great news with our families.  


The Setting


West Church Ballymena


Four Seasons Suite

Why Galgorm Resort and Spa

It was special to us as it's where we got engaged

What made you choose a Resort Location?

It is an outstanding setting

Tell us the most memorable part of your day

Standing in front of the church about to say our vows on the day which we had been planning for 2 years.

Advice for future couples

Enjoy every moment of your day as it goes so quickly! Make sure and get a few moments along during the day to take everything in.


The Dream Team


Galgorm Wedding planner

Donna Cunningham

Wedding stationary

Jonny Loughridge / Goldlinks


Christine Pyper


Sally's Florist / Belinda Clarke



Decor and design

Fairytales and Sally's


Steven Hanna


Sean O'Donnell


Yankee Candle 


classic and romantic


The Glad Rags

Wedding dress and accessories

Suzanne Neville, Castle Couture

Bridesmaid dresses

Castle Couture


Remus Umo


The Glam Squad


Emma Graham

Make up

Samantha Smyth


Lynsay Smyth