We got Hitched!

I cannot believe how incredibly fast our wedding day has come and gone. It seems like only yesterday that we booked our venue and now here we are with it already behind us. We have literally blinked and become a Mr & Mrs.

The morning before the ceremony was crazy and I mean that with every fibre of understatement that I can muster. Between having the job of finishing the cake {yes, I made my own! Bonkers or what!}, getting the kids out to school. Not to mention it was to be both of my daughters first day at High school & preschool! Aaarrrggghhh! We had so much to do that it was without a doubt an ‘all hands on deck’ sort of day.

Now, during the planning of our wedding tradition was thrown aside. So much so that not only did we spend the night before the wedding together {and right up to an hour before the ceremony!}. But my Brother and his girlfriend hopped in the wedding car with me and my Daddy too!

However, before we got into that all important wedding car my husband-to-be gave me a gift that I will cherish forever. He gave me a card along with a little box and instructed me to open the card first. He’s so adorable with cards because he always writes loads of lovely words in them and I have kept every single one he has ever given me over the years. However, the final line on this card broke me. He was referring to someone who would be there if she could be and the gift in the box was to have her there with me even though she couldn’t be in person.

I couldn’t even look at him nevermind open the box because I had already been trying to deal with the pain of not having her there on our special day. It was a heart locket necklace that said “Always in my heart” and inside was a photo of my Mummy. I just broke and it was the sort of break that you’re unsure if it can be stopped. My hair was even started as I was still sobbing but it was the most beautiful and most thoughtful gift & I’ve still got it on. I doubt I’ll ever take it off.

So, the heartache aside {not to forgot that he lost his Mummy to as recent as May 2016 – so it was equally hard for us both}, the cake was sorted, the venue was set up {that morning, with help!}, everyone was dressed, hair was done and the cars had arrived! I guess now, it was time to go get hitched!

The day to that point was so insanely busy that I felt like I blinked to find myself walking down the aisle. The room was full to the brim with family & friends and if I’m honest, I was so nervous but I couldn’t help smiling and the faces I saw and I recall giving a few faces a wee wave hello before standing next to my darling man.

The ceremony was beautiful, lighthearted and funny. We chose to write our own vows which upon reading them out caused a few giggles and a few aww’s. It was really lovely, other than my 3yr old bottom burping mid-ceremony and declaring that she had indeed “trumped” to anyone nearby enough to hear her! Never a dull moment with kids at a wedding ceremony.


The day went on to be relaxed, fun, perfectly chilled out and as non-traditional as possible. It really was the perfect day. It was amazing to hang out with family, to get to know my husband’s family more and just seeing all of the hard-work and dedication to organising our big day come together.

I’d like to thank Ten Square in Belfast for being amazing and to William for always making sure I got to eat or drink something. I’d also like to thank Electric Alphabet for being there. If you ever need Marquee lights in Northern Ireland, look them up because the service is amazing and the lights look fantastic.

Electric alphabet
A big shout out also goes to Camille from Pure Pictures Wedding Specialists for being our photographer for our big day. You were lovely, professional and really got the sense that we weren’t ‘traditional’ folk and embraced it.

We also had an amazing package from Star PhotoBooths NI there with not only children’s entertainment with glitter tattoos, popcorn, and Mr & Mrs lights but there was also the photo booth too. We absolutely LOVE our guestbook, thank you.

We also hired an amazing face painter from Funky face in Belfast, to which I think there may have been more face painted adults than children there, {I kid you not} – how amazing is that!

I’d also like to give one last shout out to a lady who will forever be known to me as ‘the wizard’ because when I walked into her on that first day, tried on my dress….she saw the potential. She saw what she could do to fix it and she did in so much more ways than I could ever imagine. She is amazing, so to ‘the wizard’ from The Sewing Cottage in Moira, thank you!!

Apologies for the lack of photos…I’ll do a little post when we get our Wedding photos through. They should be ready sometime between the mid and the end of October. Eeeek! I’M SO EXCITED TO SEE THEM!

However, here are a few snapshots of the super fun photo guest book for you guys to enjoy. xx

It’s hard to believe everything came together so well, the day was just perfect and I’ve now been married to my best friend for almost three weeks now. CRAZY! 


Until next time 😉

D xx



  1. emma walters
    21/09/2016 / 9:45 AM

    awwwwww so happy for you, your post made me sob happy and sad tears xx

  2. 21/09/2016 / 9:53 AM

    Aww! Congratulations! It sounds like you had a lovely day! x

  3. 21/09/2016 / 10:26 AM

    Love the book with the photo booth photos in it. We had that planned for our wedding too.
    Congrats on bring wifey. 🙂 it can be stressful planning your wedding. I have to do it all over again.

    • 21/09/2016 / 11:33 AM

      We absolutely love our wee guest book.It makes for such a nice keepsake. I can see if coming out anniversaries to look over. I do not envy you having to do it all over again because as you said, it’s stressful! Good luck!! x

  4. 21/09/2016 / 11:02 AM

    Such a lovely post, congratulations my love!

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *