Tanya & Leah's Wedding
Tell us a little about how you met
We were introduced by a mutual friend on a night out in Belfast. I (Leah) had just got a new Blackberry phone and was standing trying to understand how to work it to find my friend, when Tanya strutted over and said, "I work in a phone shop, I can fix it". She sneakily put her BBM pin into it and we spoke the next day and every day since. 10 years later we are happily married. The wedding was outstanding and we both had the most incredible day. Now we have a beautiful baby daughter, Isabella.
Talk us through the proposal
When it was time to ask the most important question, I (Tanya) decided to keep things simple. I wrecked my brain on what to do. So I invited friends and family to our place who had no idea what was going on. I placed the ring in a balloon and filled it and 9 more with helium, all tied to a box that said pop me with a pin attached. Leah then popped all the balloons before getting to the last to which saw the ring then fly across the room and luckily landed in front of me. I then told Leah how much of a better person she made me and how I never wanted our love to end and asked her to marry me. There were a few tears but she did say yes. Later that night I then got a tap on my shoulder and there was Leah standing with a ring she had got for me. This was so unexpected and then Leah said: "Sorry you got there first, but will you marry me too?"
The Phantom House
The Renaissance Suite
Why Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort
I (Tanya) took Leah not long after we had met as a surprise for her birthday for the first time and we fell in love with The Resort. We have since been back at least twice a year. it was our first and only venue we looked at and our mums instantly said well obviously you will book it as it's "your special place" and clearly nowhere else will compare to this.
What made you choose a Resort location
The idea of coming down the night before and spending a few nights after with each other and our friends and family to relax and pamper ourselves sounded just perfect to us.
Tell us the most memorable part of your day
Wow, there are just so many for us to even pick one. The day from start to finish was incredibly perfect.
For both of us, walking down the aisle and seeing our guests in the beautiful room and of course each other for the first time.
The end of the night with everyone dancing, smiling and laughing is also up there.
Advice for future couples
Let the team at Galgorm do what they do best, they really take care of everything and take away your stress and worries.
Steal any tiny moments together where and when you can and lastly, enjoy every minute, it goes too quick!
The Dream Team
Galgorm Wedding Planner
Bronagh McKeefry (what a legend)
Handcrafted by friends
Sally Irwin Cakes (also helps it is Leah's auntie)
Sally's Floral Studio
Selfie Solutions NI for DJ and Selfie Mirror Dance Floor and Love Letters. I couldn't recommend these guys enough!
Decor & Design
The beautiful settings of Galgorm
Hannah McMillan and Mark Hill
Macmillan Cancer Support Donation
The Glad Rags
Wedding Dresses & Accessories
Both dresses from Heavenly Bridal
Accessories - Tiffany's and grandparents
Focus Menswear Bangor
Ben Close owner of Benjamin Close Hairdressing
Ryan Hamilton Pro Makeup Artist
Rosie Brown Bangor