Laura & Barry’s Galgorm Resort & Spa wedding was a day to remember. Laura was the epitome of elegance in a gorgeous princess style ballgown and oozed glamour! Their day was truly romantic with so many memorable little touches. Check out Laura’s highlights as she shares her wedding diary.
Laura, tell us you & Barry’s story
We met in The Anchor nightclub in Portstewart. Barry asked me if I would like a drink and the rest as they say is history. We hit it off straight away and we never looked back. From that night it was always going to be it for me and Barry. I never thought Barry was the marrying type as he told me that he wasn’t into it and I was fine about it either way. Little did I know that he was planning on proposing to me and only telling me this to keep the element of surprise. Barry proposed to me in Las Vegas in the famous MGM Hotel on May 27th 2013. He had chosen the ring with my mum, which I had no clue about and he had also asked for my dad’s hand in marriage, which meant the world to me as I am a daddy’s girl! Barry also enjoyed his stag do in Las Vegas and we will be going back in May for our belated honeymoon. We had a little girl a year later, almost to the day on May 25th 2014 and she was our beautiful flower girl at our wedding.
When and where did you get married?
We got married in my own church, which is a small village church in Mosside. Our reception was in Galgorm Resort and Spa in the new Renaissance Suite on December 17th 2015. It was a beautiful Christmas wedding.
What did you love most about planning your wedding?
Spending time with my friends and family and meeting everyone involved in the wedding. Barry’s favourite part was the cake tasting!
Describe your dress. How did you find ‘the one’?
I always thought I would go for a slim fit, tight dress with straps but every slim fit dress I tried on just didn’t feel right. On the off-chance, I decided to try on a large ‘princess’ style dress and WOW! It was sparkly, with a sweetheart bodice and no straps. It had a full netted skirt and the only way I can describe it is that it was like a princess ballgown, which is exactly how it made me feel. It was huge and fabulous!
Who were your bridesmaids? What style were their dresses?
My bridesmaids were my two cousins and my friend. As it was Christmastime, they wore red which was very fitting, and also for Liverpool Football Club, which was our theme. They had cloak like element, which fell over their shoulders, but which was still part of the dress.
Your bouquet was gorgeous! What led you to that style?
As my bridesmaids were in red and I was in white, I had a simple bouquet of diamond embellished red roses, which perfectly tied everything together.
What did you love most about Galgorm Resort and Spa?
Everything! I can’t tell you how much Galgorm Resort and Spa made our wedding special. From opening car doors, to leaving a teddy on my pillow with our wedding cake, to Champagne on arrival… those finishing touches are what makes it so superb.
What advice would you offer other brides?
Pick reliable people and do listen to hearsay and reviews as this is the best way to confirm someone’s reliability.
Finally, what led to you choosing Catherine as your wedding photographer?
I saw Catherine’s photographs in magazines and thought they were amazing and relaxed and just what I wanted. Our photos are everything I hoped for and more. She was a delight to work with and made me and Barry feel at ease. She made the day special!