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

Ceremony 

The Ghost House

Reception

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

Cake

Gemmas Cakes

Flowers

Sallys Florist 

Entertainment

Mojo - Starling Entertainments 

Décor & Design

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

Photographer

Kris Dickson Photography 

Videographer

Moon Monkeys Productions 

Favours

Yankee Candle Wedding Day Candles

Theme

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

Groomswear

The suits where from SD Kells 

 

The Glam Squad

Hair

Hair by Anna McKinstry at Jim Walker

Nails

Nails by New York Nails

Samantha James

Samantha James

Samantha James

Samantha James

Samantha James

Samantha James

Samantha James

Samantha James

Samantha James