Melissa & Steven's Wedding
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.
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
The Resolution, Starling Entertainment
Décor & Design
The Renaissance Suite was so beautiful we didn't want to decorate it
Simple & Classy
The Glad Rags
Wedding Dress & Accessories
Dress by Justin Alexander from Pronuptia Bridal. Accessories were from Debenhams.
Dresses by Dessy from Divinity Bridal
The Glam Squad
Franceen O'Toole, Fairy-tails Hair & Beauty
Holly McNaghten, Holly's Cabin
Amanda Stitt, Tranquility