Good afternoon gorgeous brides-to-be! We hope you’ve been getting to enjoy this pleasant autumn weather this past week – isn’t it so lovely when the rain doesn’t fall! Today we’re sharing some more special images from Victoria and Alan’s April wedding, which features in the current issue of GMINI. Thanks to Photography by Marc Lawson for sharing their stunning day with us.
Alan and Victoria met through mutual friends in 2008 but Victoria was seeing someone at the time. Almost three years later Alan heard Victoria was now single and sent her a few messages via Facebook. “I ignored the last few and moved to Australia for work! Six months later after a night out with friends I sent Alan a message telling him I thought he was hot! He responded right away saying he thought the same about me. Over 10,000 Facebook messages and twelve months later I moved home and the rest is history!” said Victoria.
After getting engaged in December 2014 both Victoria and Alan knew they didn’t want a long engagement and set their wedding date for only five months away, and mutually chose a Great Gatsby theme filled with glitz, glam and sparkle. As well as purchasing their first home and setting up a stationery and print business, Love Love Prints, the couple easily planned their beautiful day incorporating many of their own details. The Manor House Country Hotel in Kiladeas provided the ideal backdrop for their day, with friendly and helpful staff and a stunning setting.
On her wedding day Victoria had chosen a sublime wedding gown from McElhinneys Bridal, which featured long illusion sleeves and extra gold detailing which Debbie from Gibson Bespoke added to her gown. Her statement headpiece, veil and bolero added to the glamour of the day and were handmade by Gibson Bespoke in Portadown. Adding to the glamour of the day her bridesmaids wore gold sparkle full-length gowns.
“The day was perfect to us, we loved every minute! It went way to fast just like everyone said it would!” said Victoria.
Music was an important element to both Alan and Victoria with guests being treated to Lorraine Matthews Harp & Voice during the ceremony, a saxophone player welcoming them to the reception and the smooth tones of Dave Martin and the Casino Cats during the evening reception. Victoria walked up the aisle to Marry Me by Train which Lorraine sang whilst playing the harp.
Ceremony: Clogher Presbyterian Church, Clogher.
Reception: Manor House Country Hotel, Kiladeas, tel: 028 6862 2200.
Wedding Dress: McElhinneys Bridal Rooms, Ballybofey, tel: 00353 74 913 1217.
Bridesmaids dresses: Untold at House of Fraser, Belfast, tel: 0344 800 3705.
Bridal headpiece: Gibson Bespoke, Portadown, tel: 07549 484 093.
Groomswear: Debonair, Portadown, tel: 028 3833 0033.
Flowers: Brides Uncle, Alan Beatty.
Finishing touches: LoveLove Prints, Belfast.
Cake: Airy Fairy Cakes, Lisburn, tel: 07540 324478.
Stationery: LoveLove Prints, Belfast.
Transport: Gerard McGirr Wedding Cars, Lifford, tel: 00353 74 914 1534.
Photography: Photography by Marc Lawson, Lisburn, tel: 07740 360 452.