Jenny walked down the aisle to the music that had been played on a cello in the background when Adam proposed on a freezing February night outside the Louvre in Paris.
Adam Reid chose the Louvre in Paris, with cello music playing in the background, as the setting to propose to Jenny Moir.
Jenny, an estate agent from Bangor, Co Down, and Adam, a business manager from Ballynure in Co Antrim, met in a bar in Belfast when out with separate groups of friends, and were together four and a half years before tying the knot at the Galgorm Hotel on March 29 2019.
Adam popped the question on a freezing February weekend break to Paris. “Before dinner in a fancy restaurant we went for a walk in the grounds of La Louvre just before they closed the gates for the night,” recalled Jenny. “It was just us in the courtyard apart from a man playing the cello which was echoing around the grounds which made for a perfect romantic setting.”
The music from that setting was also played as Jenny walked down the aisle on the couple’s wedding day.
Jenny got her dress from Marie Me Bridal in Randalstown, Co Antrim. “I had been to several different boutiques and felt uninspired but really was spoilt for choice when I went to Marie Me Bridal for the first time. When I met Fiona, she immediately understood what I was looking for and picked out nearly 10 dresses that were all beautiful and stood out in their way.”
Jenny had a tough choice and picked out two dresses she loved on the first visit and spent a few weeks deliberating over the final dress. “There were a few trips up to try the dresses on again before the final decision and from all points the service was amazing,” Jenny said.
Jenny had three bridesmaids – her sister Emily Moir, and friends Faye Orr and Christina Barker. She sourced her bridesmaid dresses online and selected simple and elegant navy dresses to tie in with her colour scheme.
The grooms’ party wore hired suits from Focus in Bangor. Jenny and Adam had met the guys from Focus at the Quirky Wedding Show in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. “The guys there are brilliant and made every part of it easy, especially kitting out the kids,” Jenny said.
Adam’s friend Christopher Morrison was best man, and groomsmen were Adam’s brother Daniel and Josh.
Jenny said the best part of planning their big day had been bringing all the small details together to make it the day really made it special for them as a couple.
The couple wed in the Phantom Room at the Galgorm Resort and their reception for 80 guests was in Galgorm’s Four Seasons Suite
The theme was spring, with pink and blush colours, and this was incorporated into the flowers, stationary and the bridesmaids’ dresses. “We hired a flower wall with the same colours with a Polaroid camera station for guests to take pictures, post them on an arranged wall and to write messages on as keepsakes for us,” said Jenny. The couple chose this theme because it is their favourite time of year.
Other special features included confetti cannons for the first dance to Hailey Reinhart singing ‘Can’t help falling in love.’ Instead of multiple small favours for the guests, Jenny and Adam spent the money on a luxury stay with perks in the hotel which was randomly placed under a guest’s seat by the staff. It made for a fun aspect of the groom’s speech getting everyone to check under their chairs!
Jenny said the day had gone really well, thanks to the team in the hotel. “We wanted a really relaxed vibe throughout the entire day so small things like not having too many formal pictures to allow us time to mingle, fun band playing music at the drinks reception and keeping things as informal as possible really set the tone,” said Jenny.
Both she and Adam said the highlight of the day had been walking down the aisle to be together after all the nerves and build-up.
Looking back, they say they would not have done anything differently. “The whole day came together the way we wanted with close friends and family in a relaxed fun way. Even the weather was fab, perfect,” they said.
Jenny and Adam advise other couples planning a wedding not to stress out about a single part of it. “Enjoy all of the arranging and just keep it in mind that all of it comes down to that moment between both of you.”
WEDDING SUPPLIERS INFO
Reception location: Galgorm Resort
Wedding Dress from: Marie Me Bridal
Groomswear from: Focus Menswear
Make-up by: Emma Scott MUA
Hair by: Olivia Muldoon
Flowers by: Country Bumpkins, Bangor
Room Décor by: Galgorm Resort
Rings from: Gardiner Brothers Jewellers
Photography by: Three Bears Photography
Entertainment by:Starling entertainment – Hitlist band
Special mention goes to Steve Ames who was our wedding celebrant. He offered a real service when it came to plan the ceremony itself, making it personal and special for both of us. He helped us pull off the whole idea of a family orientated ceremony and kept us calm to really enjoy the moment for what it was.