PERSONAL TOUCHES AND SUMMER SUNSHINE FRAMED THE PERFECT DAY.
Bride Lisa Jameson describes David Maxwell’s proposal, on bended knee on Whiterocks Beach, Portrush, late at night on 31 May 2016, as ‘just perfect’. David had invited Lisa to Portrush, where he was doing some work on his mum’s caravan. They went out for a meal, then got on with the job at the caravan, before David suggested a walk on the beach. ‘I really didn’t fancy it, it was cold and getting late, but he insisted,’ said Lisa. ‘So we headed out. I walked down to the water and turned round and he was down on one knee. It was just perfect and such a surprise!’ David had chosen the ring, a platinum solitaire, from Ewart’s in Armagh. ‘It was just what I would have picked, but he did it all himself,’ said Lisa. Lisa, 24, is an office administrator and lives near Castlecaulfield, and David, 29, is an electrician from the same area. The couple have known each other for years, from their ‘school bus days’ in fact, but actually got together seven years ago at a Portrush raft race.
Lisa chose her wedding dress at Divinity Bridal, Lisburn, which she said was a ‘brilliant and very relaxed’ experience. She enjoyed having the opportunity to look through all the dresses when making her selection. The bridesmaids dresses also came from Divinity Bridal, and the flower girls were in lovely dresses from Matalan. Lisa’s bridesmaids were her twin sister Hannah and her other sister Emma. The seven gents in the groom’s party were dressed in suits from Red Groomswear, Cookstown. Ali Kelly, a friend, was best man; Robert Cuddy, another friend, was groomsman, and the ushers were David’s brother Andrew Maxwell and Lisa’s brother John Jameson.
Lisa and David particularly enjoyed planning all the finer details of the day, including the table centres – they made these and decorated the room themselves! They say they did find sorting out the invites and the addresses to post them to a little stressful.
The wedding, on 7 September 2018, was in Lower Clonaneese Presbyterian Church, with a reception for 125 guests in Corick House Hotel & Spa, Clogher. While the couple didn’t opt for a particular theme, guests at the wedding clearly enjoyed seeing the newlyweds leaving the church seated, in the comfort of some hay, on the back of a tractor! The couple opted for a bespoke first dance to ‘The One’ by Kodaline, and afterwards said it had been a highlight of the day. ‘We has so much fun learning it and keeping it a surprise,’ said Lisa. Like the proposal, the day was perfect and Lisa and David say they would not have done anything differently. They advise other couples planning their wedding to relax and not stress over things. The couple went to Costa del Sol for a minimoon, and are looking forward to their honeymoon in Las Vegas in May.
Reception location – Corick House Hotel
Wedding dress – Divinity Bridal
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Divinity Bridal
Groomswear – Red Groomswear
Make-up – Helen’s Boutique
Hair – Hair Retreat
Flowers – The Flower Studio
Rings – HJ Samuel
Cake – Jill’s Cakes NI
Stationery – The Wedding Room @ CR Print
Transport – Logybear VW
Photography – Peter Thomas Photography
Videography – https://www.facebook.com/LyonsDigitalProductions/
Entertainment –The Professionals