Paul and I got engaged on New Year’s Eve 2011 in the Botanic Gardens. We knew what we wanted for a honeymoon before we started planning the wedding so this is how the date was set for just after Christmas, 28th December 2012. We had a pretty easy time of planning until disaster struck in May…our original venue cancelled leaving us stranded!
Through sheer luck we managed to book for the same day in The Westin Hotel, and looking back, it seemed that it worked out even better than we planned. I’m a graphic designer so I came up with a theme and colour scheme and made all the invitations, menus, place cards, table names, table plan etc.
Our theme was woodland as a nice throwback to where we got engaged. My family is huge but Paul’s is quite small so we decided to keep the reception to 60 people, it made it very intimate and special. We asked along an extra 100 or so to the afters to make a party of it! We think it was the best of both worlds. Our ho
Our wedding day was the most perfect day ever. We had the time of our lives. Would happily do it all again tomorrow and not change one thing.
Our perfect day on the Unluckiest Day of the Year
We got married on Friday the 13th 2013… people gasped when we told them the date we choose, but we didn’t mind at all.
We live in Meath but I am from Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, so we looked at venues in both Meath and Antrim but my heart was at home and we choose to get married on the beautiful north Antrim coast.
I mentioned to my mother that I liked the brooch bouquet’s and she decided to make one for me, she enjoyed doing this so much that she made bridesmade brooch bouquets, buttonholes for groomsmen and a piece for herself and my mother in law.
She then decided to make the flower arrangements for the church pews using flowers and ivy from my late grandfathers gardens.
We had the most amazing day and looking back we wouldn’t change anything.
Garrett left Ireland to do a round the world trip after his PhD and ended up in Sydney, Australia when finances started to ran out. At the time I was still doing my Masters in Nursing at the University of Sydney. He found a job and was not planning to stay for long but ended up staying for about 3-4years. After 6 months of his stay in Sydney, Garrett and I met at a random night out in Oxford St and had a crazy dance off and this is how our story started. Since we met we have never really been apart, we moved in after a few months together and later decided to move back to Ireland.
After a year in Ireland, we travelled around South Africa and made me climb up the steep Table Mountain and when we got to the top, admiring t
We had our wedding in Bangkok, Thailand with all of our family and friends. We had Thai morning ceremony it was 32 degree and we had a wonderful evening reception with nine tier wedding cake.