Real Weddings

The Couple

Tell us a little about how you met

Steven & I met when I was on my Placement Year from University in 2010.  Shortly after I finished placement I plucked up the courage text him when I was stranded in Gatwick Airport overnight after missing a flight home.  We text everyday and a couple of weeks later we went on our first date.

Talk us through the proposal

Steven proposed in April 2016.  He planned a surprise two night break - I was told it was to make up for us not getting a holiday that year.  We started driving and ended up at Lough Eske Castle near Donegal Town.  On the second night of our stay he told me to follow the spiral staircase to the castle's tower.  At the top he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  The tower was decorated with tea lights and rose petals.  It was very romantic!  Couldn't have imagined a more perfect proposal.

The Setting

Ceremony

Craigyhill Methodist Church, Larne

Why Galgorm Resort & Spa

Steven & I have stayed at the resort many times.  The customer service has always been excellent and the grounds are beautiful.  Perfect for wedding pictures.  We had been in the Renaissance Suite for a Wedding Party when it first opened and fell in love with the room.  Since then I always dreamt that we would one day have our wedding there.

What made you choose a Resort location

Galgorm was at the top of our list of Wedding venues.  We visited a couple of other venues but nothing could compare.  Two weeks after getting engaged we arranged a meeting with one of Galgorm's Wedding Planners and we were very excited to hear that there were available dates for the following summer.  The package that was offered took a lot of pressure off as we didn't have to look for our own suppliers.  Not even a month after getting engaged we had our wedding booked.  Our wedding planner, Jade, made everything so easy for us and we ended up with an amazing date for our big day, 07.07.17.

Tell us the most memorable part of your day

Our Wedding Day was everything we could have hoped it to be.  I wouldn't change a thing about it and the staff couldn't have done more for us.  I remember sitting at the top table during the meal and looking around at all our guests and bridal party.  Everyone seemed to be having a really lovely time and to me that made all the planning and preparation worth it.  And of course sitting beside my new husband!

Advice for future couples

Trust the suppliers on offer with the packages.  We couldn't have chosen a better cake, flower and entertainment supplier.  It saved us so much time and effort.  Couldn't recommend them more highly.

The Dream Team

Galgorm Wedding Planner

Jade Toner

Wedding Stationery

Darling Stationery

Cake

Gemma's Cakes Castledawson

Flowers

Sally's Florist

Entertainment

The Resolution, Starling Entertainment

Décor & Design

The Renaissance Suite was so beautiful we didn't want to decorate it

Photographer

Chris Semple 

Favours

Charity Donations

Theme

Simple & Classy

The Glad Rags

Wedding Dress & Accessories

Dress by Justin Alexander from Pronuptia Bridal.  Accessories were from Debenhams.

Bridesmaid's Dresses

Dresses by Dessy from Divinity Bridal

Groomswear

Remus Uomo

The Glam Squad

Hair

Franceen O'Toole, Fairy-tails Hair & Beauty

Makeup

Holly McNaghten, Holly's Cabin

Nails

Amanda Stitt, Tranquility

Melissa & Stevens Galgorm Resort & Spa Wedding

Melissa & Stevens Galgorm Resort & Spa Wedding

Melissa & Stevens Galgorm Resort & Spa Wedding

Melissa & Stevens Galgorm Resort & Spa Wedding

Melissa & Stevens Galgorm Resort & Spa Wedding