Are you loving this glorious weather, as much as we are?! The sun and warmth make the working week so much easier, don’t you think?
This evening we’re heading back to the most magical time of year, to Vanessa and Johns wedding this past December. The couple chose this special time of year for their local wedding at Roe Park Resort. We shared this classically elegant day in the current issue, but check out below for a few more beauties from the day captured by David A Scott Photography, Maghera.
Vanessa and John first met on a night out in their hometown of Cookstown. Very early in their relationship they knew they were soul mates and four months on they moved in together. True romantic John planned the perfect surprise proposal for Vanessa by filling their home with candles, petals and a bubble bath.
Soon after their engagement the couple decided to have their wedding in December and started to look for the ideal venue. They eventually chose Roe Park Resort in Limavady, with the date settled for 13th December 2014 and a traditional red and gold theme chosen.
Lucky Vanessa didn’t have too far to travel to find her perfect wedding gown- she was about to marry the son of Trudy Anderson who owns Bramble Brides in Cookstown!
“I avoided all dress stress as Trudy chose my dress for me. When I heard she was going to the Harrogate Bridal Show I entrusted her with choosing a dress fresh off the catwalk for me. She has a real talent for knowing what dress will suit a girl and she certainly got it right for me. I saw my dress for the first time when it arrived in the shop and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it- it was the perfect princess dress!” explained Vanessa.
Vanessa wanted her day to reflect the joyous season and include handmade items, so together with the help of her mum, sister Natalie and bridesmaid Sarah, they set to work creating Christmas cracker favours, lace embellished glass jars and sweetie trees for their little guests.
After months of preparation their day finally arrived. They were married in Derryloran Parish Church in Cookstown before heading to the Roe Park Resort, where a surprise guest had gifts for the children.
“During the speeches it was announced there was a gate crasher to the wedding- guests looked around confused until Santa Claus burst into the room!” added Vanessa.
Following their beautiful day Vanessa and John jetted off to Las Vegas just before Christmas and took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon on John’s birthday!
Ceremony: Derryloran Parish Church, Cookstown.
Reception: Roe Park Resort, Limavady, tel: 028 7772 2222.
Wedding dress: Bramble Brides, Cookstown, tel: 07780 841 859.
Bridesmaids dresses: Bramble Brides, Cookstown, tel: 07780 841 859.
Groomswear: Red Groomswear, Cookstown, tel: 028 8676 2659.
Flowers: Designs by Therese, Pomeroy, tel: 028 8775 7969.
Cake: Jills Cakes, Moneymore, tel: 028 8674 8884.
Stationery: Paper Works, Dungannon, tel: 028 8772 2006.
Transport: Northern Ireland Wedding Cars, Antrim, tel: 028 7938 6361.
Photographer: David A Scott Photography, Maghera, tel: 07711 541 429.