Todays venue is a personal favourite of ours – long childhood summers were spent by the Town Hall in Portrush, a really fantastic wedding venue! But first, lets meet our couple;
Sandra and Christopher first met at Groovy Wonderland in Tiger Tiger, Manchester but it wasn’t until a year later when they met for the second time that either of them took any notice! Fast forward over a year and Christopher popped the big question with the help of a bottle of HP sauce!
“On the 10th of November, 2012, Chris made me breakfast in bed. I’m a pretty fussy eater and put HP sauce on everything, but this time for some reason I just started eating my breakfast and forgot about the sauce. Chris was standing looking at me and asked why I hadn’t put sauce on! That’s when I saw the ring box, sitting just behind the bottle. I burst into tears and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, then told me to put on the ring!”
Chris and Sandra had slightly differing views on their wedding, with Sandra looking a small day and Chris wanting a day with lots of guests! In the end they booked The Bushmills Inn, which had a maximum capacity of 60 and is full of old world charm that they both love. Their ceremony was held in Portrush Town Hall and was performed by Sandra’s uncle David.
Look at that bouquet! Simple but amazing rose bouquet by The Stables Flower Company, Coleraine.
Wanting to echo the charm of their surroundings Sandra called on the help of Cindy from Vintage Style Hire Emporium to add pretty vintage touches to the day.
“Being able to go over to the green and have some photos taken with the harbor in the background as the weather was so good.”
“Having the photos taken at Ballintoy and finally officially tying the knot!”
Sandras advice for couples
“Don’t stress out about the wedding, you will never please everyone so don’t try to and just do exactly what you want to do. Use wedding suppliers that understand what you are trying to achieve with your wedding. Enjoy it as once the day arrives it will be over before you know it.”
We love the wooden ladder, and the vintage photographs of their families.
Ceremony: Portrush Town Hall, Portrush.
Photographer: Catherine MacKenzie Photography, Coleraine.
Reception: Bushmills Inn, Bushmills.
Wedding dress: Ivory Bridal, Portstewart.
Bridesmaids dress: Dream Weddings, Coleraine.
Flowers: The Stables Flower Company, Coleraine.
Bridal cars: Star Car Hire, Larne.
Props & styling: Vintage Style Hire Emporium, Coleraine.