Good evening brides-to-be! The weather mightn’t have improved much but we’ve still been spying lots of gorgeous weddings on our Facebook timeline, we’re very excited to see more, so keep those weddings coming! Tonights wedding is yet another sneak preview from our Autumn Winter issue, which will be out next month – yes, we are too good to you! Kathryn and Paul live in Australia and planned their entire day from all the way down under. Thanks to Catherine Mackenzie for sharing their day with us, and don’t forget to pick up your copy of Getting Married in NI to see much more from this glorious day.
Kathryn and Paul’s story began on the same day as the Royal wedding, a great start! The couple met during their postgraduate dentistry training and eighteen months later got engaged on the Sunshine coast in Australia.
With a relaxed approach to planning their wedding Kathryn’s only request was she got married in her family church, Carrick Parish Church, Limavady. After choosing their date and reception at Galgorm Resort & Spa, their planning fell into place, with most of the details being arranged from their temporary home in Australia.
Adding DIY elements that were personalised to the couple was important and Kathryn handmade many of the details including their stationery, name settings and wedding favours that were messages in a bottle, they made whilst living in Australia.
“The wedding ceremony was very special. The church was beautiful with flowers and filled with family and friends. My dad walked me down the aisle with a proud expression on his face, to Paul, my amazing soul mate who was waiting for me to become his wife,” said Kathryn.
After saying I Do, Kathryn and Paul travelled the short distance to their reception at Galgorm Resort & Spa, where they were treated to a fantastic wedding meal, fun and memorable speeches and a night of dancing!
Ceremony: Carrick Parish Church, Limavady.
Reception: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena, tel: 028 2588 1001.
Wedding dress: Wedded Bliss, Portglenone, tel: 028 2582 2999.
Bridesmaids dresses: Chaps Subzero, Limavady, tel: 028 7776 5983.
Groomswear: Young’s Hire via Debenhams, tel: 0844 800 8877.
Flowers: Sally’s Floral Studio, Ballymena, tel: 028 2564 8282.
Room Décor: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena, tel: 028 2588 1001.
Cake: Heavenly Cakes & Favours, Randalstown, tel: 028 9447 9684.
Cinematography: Cinematic Tide, Belfast, tel: 07591 708031.
Photography: Catherine MacKenzie Photography, Castlerock, tel: 028 7034 8009.