Real Weddings

The Couple

Tell us a little about how you met

Rebecca and I met when I went to Australia for my university placement. Rebecca was, in fact, my practice teacher for the placement and my first memory of meeting  her was I was so scared of her and my first shift was working alongside her, however this is where all my fear was left as we totally hit it off and started a beautiful friendship which continued when I returned home to Northern Ireland, then I moved to Australia after Uni and the rest is history. 

Talk us through the proposal

When I was younger we used to go to Blackpool on Holidays and I loved Blackpool tower and in particular the ballroom. So Rebecca and I were returning to the UK for a holiday and to see the Family. But unbeknown to myself Rebecca had already asked permission from my parents and organised to propose while we were in Blackpool, she had to bring the ring the whole way from Australia through security at Airports without me finding out, so as you can imagine she was very stressed out. So on our second day in Blackpool, we went up to the top of Blackpool Tower, to which Bek brought be to the side alone and she handed me her phone which started to play a video, it was a video of us and our story with train marry me as the song, I remember my heart pounding and I could just feel Rebeccas presence behind me but when the video ended I turned around to find Rebecca on her knee with the ring and she asked me to marry her. to which I obviously said YES and rushed to tell my parents who already knew the Prospal was happening lol. We all then went to my favourite part of the tower in the ballroom and Dad bought some champagne to celebrate. After celebrating Rebecca and I spent the remainder of the afternoon on the pier, and went on the Ferriss Wheel. It was a beautiful relaxed and best ever day.

The Setting

Ceremony

Phantom House, Galgorm

Reception

Four Seasons Suite

Why Galgorm Resort and Spa

Galgrom is a beautiful setting with stunning grounds and the river. We loved that living in Australia while planning our wedding the packages had everything covered and Galgorm does all the hard work. Also loved that feeling of relaxing before the wedding as we stayed the night before and got to enjoy the incredible spa aswell with our bridal party and family. 

What made you choose a Resort Location?

We choose a resort because we had guests coming from all over in particular Australia and liked the aspect of it being all in the one venue, the ceremony and the reception, we also liked that the packages covered everything and you could make adjustments to this.

Tell us the most memorable part of your day

The whole day was amazing and we felt the most memorable and talked about part of our day was our speeches, in partiular the best man speech were he completely told the Brides complete secrets but it was hilariously funny. But for us both the most memorable part was our actual ceremony, everything about it was just as we had imagined and more. We wrote our own vows and that was the most special moment for us.

Advice for future couples

Advice for future couples is to trust Galgorm, we spent time worrying about little details when we didnt need to because Galgorm and the staff are amazing at what they do, everything we explained we wanted was sorted no problem and we feel like nothing was a problem even on the day. Our master of ceremonies was fantastic and we couldnt have asked for better so our Advice is if you want to get married in a beautiful setting, with no stress and having an amazing day choose Galgorm because you wont be disappointed. 

The Dream Team

Galgorm Wedding Planner

Oliver Mort

Wedding stationary

I did all my own wedding stationary

Cake

Heavenly Cakes and Favours

Flowers

Sally's Floral Studio

Entertainment

Mojo (Starling Entertainments)

Decor and design

Galgorm

Photographer

Kris Dickson

Videographer

n/a

Favours

Donation to Charity - Alzheimer's Society and Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund

Theme

Travel - Australia and Ireland

The Glad Rags

Wedding dress and accessories

Biento Madame

Bridesmaid dresses

Biento Madame

Groomswear

Louis Boyd Menswear 

The Glam Squad

Hair

Tops Hair Studio

Make up

Beyoutiful Makeup by Emma

Nails

Emma Darrah

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