A magical wedding at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

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Glenn Watterson and Danielle Larkin talk to the Wedding Journal about their wedding at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

County Down couple Danielle and Glen tied the knot on 23rd July 2016 at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. “The Slieve Donard was the first hotel on our list to view as a possible wedding venue,” Danielle begins. “We had never been to the hotel before but as soon as we drove up to the hotel we knew this was definitely the venue for us. We loved the setting, the Grand Ballroom took are breath away and to top it off the staff were very welcoming and went that extra mile to help us with the early stages of planning our wedding. Laura Hanna and Lauren Bernard were an immense help and great to work with the whole way through the planning.”

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The couple opted for a ‘stylish with a touch of sparkle’ theme. “We didn’t want to go over the top and kept the added extras to those items that fit the theme. We used crisp whites and silvers as a colour scheme but added in blush pink for the bridesmaid dresses and pedal still flower arrangements,” Danielle explains. “We had touch of sparkle throughout the day with my dress, the bridesmaid dresses, the Mother of the Bride’s dress and crystal candelabras as centrepieces.”

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Mr & Mrs Balloons provided the balloons and Ann from Add A Little Sparkle, Ballynahinch styled the wedding. “They draped the room in white cloth and added lights to the window backdrop and stage, they provided silver lanterns for the top of our aisle and the top table,” Danielle says. “We went for silver crystal candelabras for all of the centrepieces for the tables. We had white chair covers with a diamante band and we danced the night away on our light up dance floor.”

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The bride looked radiant in a Ronald Joyce wedding dress from Jenny Lindop Bridal, Bangor. “It was the fourth dress I tried on and knew it was definitely the one, I felt like a princess and my mum shed a tear when I walked out of the changing room,” Danielle says. “I kept my dress a secret from my bridesmaids as I wanted them to get a surprise on the morning of my wedding. I loved walking down the aisle and seeing Glenn for the first time even though that was the thing I was most nervous about on the run up to the wedding. I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time.”

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The mother of the bride wore a bespoke ivory beaded dress designed by Una Rodden. A nude/ivory beaded fascinator designed by Grainne Maher. The mother of the groom opted for a blue/grey and bronze dress made with shot silk taffeta material from Dietrich Fashion Boutique, Holywood, accessories with a blue/grey hat with some sequins around the edge and crown from The Hat Shop, Lisburn.

Ricky Parker captured the wedding photos on the day. “Ricky is extremely talented,” Danielle enthuses. “We just love our wedding pictures. He captured the whole day perfectly. He made us feel so relaxed and we really enjoyed that part of the day.”

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Featured image credit: Ricky Parker

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