The gloomy dark months have well and truly arrived, but today, thanks to Gillian Higgins Photography, we have an elegant New York inspired wedding to brighten your day.
Heather admits to being pretty particular, so six years into their relationship the conversation was steered round to her pointing out what style of engagement ring she would like.
“Several ring styles, shops and months after we started looking, I finally made the decision on the type of ring I would like, a classic solitaire with tapered baguette shoulder.”
But Heather would have to wait a while longer to get the ring on her finger! The magical proposal happened almost a year later while the couple were in New York.
“Graeme kind of hijacked the holiday I had bought for him as a Christmas present. Overlooking the ice rink in Central Park, he popped the question and although I knew he had the ring, I was still very surprised!”
After deciding on a date and booking the church, Heather booked Gillian Higgins as her photographer for the day;
“I absolutely love photographs and having seen Gillian’s work, I knew she was exactly the style of photographer I wanted. I think the amazing photos reflect what a fantastic job she did.”
With the help of her wonderful mum and bridesmaids Heather’s wedding came together nicely, with little fuss.
Heather went for an elegant, timeless feel to her day with neutral shades, all wrapped up with a little touch of quirkiness on the side. Having gotten engaged in New York, nods to this special place were used throughout the day, with the reception tables being named after NYC landmarks.
Heather’s wedding dress was from one of Mrs2Be’s favourite designers, Yolan Cris.
“After trawling around close to 15 bridal boutiques, I was convinced my dream dress didn’t exist. Then, I went to my appointment at The White Gallery, Warrenpoint and was greeted with a chalkboard sign at the door reading, “Heather, Welcome to The White Gallery”. The dresses were like nothing I had ever seen before and when I tried on ‘the one,’ my mum and best friend were in tears!”
“The day was so perfect from beginning to end – it really was. There were no disasters that stick out in my head. The weather was OK. We did get some showers in the afternoon which meant that we had to get the group photos in between our main meal and dessert, which wasn’t ideal, but boy oh boy was it worth it! I am no photographer, but even I knew the light that evening was an absolute dream and the photos really reflect that.”
“Enjoy the planning. It plays such a huge part of your big day, so try not to let it stress you out too much. I kept a journal from when I got engaged until the night before my wedding and I think that’s such a good idea, it keeps track of all the trips, appointments and emotions throughout the whole process for you to treasure and remember for years to come. But apart from that, try to remember the whole reason you are getting married – to spend the rest of your live together. It’s a new exciting chapter as husband and wife and remembering that is most important.”
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