Real Weddings

The Couple

Tell us a little about how you met

We meet 5 years ago in Australia in an Irish bar in a town called Airlie Beach in Queensland while both out there on Working Holiday Visas, we ended up staying for 3 years and our beautiful daughter Alba was born out there.


Talk us through the proposal

We had been out for dinner for my birthday at Gillies on the Saturday Christmas 2015 and on the Sunday James insisted we go out for a drive although I wasn't feeling so fresh and tried to talk him out of it! We drove to Ballintoy Harbour and there is lookout point, which we walked to the top and when I turned around James was down on one knee! 


The Setting


The Ghost House


The Renaissance Suite 

Why Galgorm Resort & Spa

A combination of things - close to my home, handy for friends and family, a place which we visited quite regularly and loved the look of it

What made you choose a Resort location

Because it was all in the one place and convenient for our guests and I loved the look of the Ghost House! 

Tell us the most memorable part of your day

Although it was all memorable probably just after the ceremony as it was just yes we done it moment, we were now husband and wife and all the planning had come together and now it was just time to have fun!

Advice for future couples

If you can outsource it do it! We booked a package and my whole planning experience was relatively stress free! 


The Dream Team 

Galgorm Wedding Planner

Oliver Mort

Wedding Stationery

Darling Stationery


Gemmas Cakes


Sallys Florist 


Mojo - Starling Entertainments 

Décor & Design

Leaf Designs, Fairytales, Sallys Florist and a few bits I added myself!


Kris Dickson Photography 


Moon Monkeys Productions 


Yankee Candle Wedding Day Candles


Fresh and classic 


The Glad Rags 

Wedding Dress & Accessories

I loved my dress I wish I could wear it again! It was a fit and flare from Ronald Joyce with layered tulle! I bought my accessories from Debenhams 

Bridesmaid’s Dresses

My bridesmaids dresses where from the Bridal Range on ASOS


The suits where from SD Kells 


The Glam Squad


Hair by Anna McKinstry at Jim Walker


Nails by New York Nails

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