Real Weddings

The Couple

Tell us a little about how you met

Ross and I met in January 2013. A mutual friend asked me if I wanted to try a new sport and I said I would love to. She brought me to GoLift Weightlifting Club where Ross trained and happened to be one of the assistant coaches. 

Talk us through the proposal

In August 2015 we had just moved into our first house together and decided we needed to take a break after all the unpacking so we decided to take a walk in Glenarm Forest. Ross was acting a bit strange and talking about very random subjects but I didn't really twig on to what was happening. On our way round he started to walk behind me slightly then called my name. When I turned around he was on one knee with a ring in his hand. 

The Setting


St Cedma's Church of Ireland, Larne


Renaissance Suite

Why Galgorm Resort & Spa

We had looked at other hotels but when we got shown round Galgorm on our appointment it was everything we could have hoped for and more. I think we knew then and there that we didn't want to get married anywhere else. The setting, the atmosphere, and the staff just made it very hard to say no to!

What made you choose a Resort location

It wasn't a deal breaker for us but we did enjoy the fact that we could spend the day after the wedding with many of our guests in the Spa. It was a great way to top off the whole experience. 

Tell us the most memorable part of your day

Our photographer Sam asked our wedding party to march to the top of the hill outside the main hotel building while he was down at the bottom . He made us run from the top to the very bottom while he took some shots. It was great. It was exactly the kind of fun I wanted to have on my wedding day and he captured a great moment for us.  

Advice for future couples

Trust in your wedding planner. It was fantastic to have someone at Galgorm who could answer any and every question. I'm sure I had our planner Rose tortured but as a Bride, it was so reassuring to have someone who knew exactly what they were doing and was confident that everything was planned appropriately for the big day.  Rose even managed to keep me calm the day before the wedding!

The Dream Team 

Galgorm Wedding Planner

Rose McMillan

Wedding Stationery

Perfect Day Print


Fairy Tree Cakes


Victoriana Floral 




Sam McDermott


Contribution to Autism NI

The Glad Rags

Wedding Dress & Accessories

Dress - LA Bridal,

Hairpiece - Naomi Bridal Ballyclare

Earrings and Bracelet - Plata Larne

Bridesmaid's Dresses

Naomi Bridal, Ballyclare


Focus Menswear, Bangor

The Glam Squad


Dani Belle Design


Victorias Beauty, Larne


Beauty Secrets by Fiona, Doagh

Leah & Ross Galgorm Resort & Spa
Leah & Ross Galgorm Resort & Spa
Leah & Ross Galgorm Resort & Spa
Leah & Ross Galgorm Resort & Spa
Leah & Ross Galgorm Resort & Spa
Leah & Ross Galgorm Resort & Spa