Desmond and Grianne from Ireland, Malta Wedding Blog
We met in a disco bar back home in Ireland 2 ½ years ago, our eyes met across the bar, when Des came over to talk to me I decided to him only because I had recognised one of his friends from when we were in infants school. My sister wasn't happy as we were on a girl’s night out, but in the end she was ok and ended up as my bridesmaid.
We both felt it was right for us, the right time, you just know these things. When you meet the right person. It took us about a year to plan our wedding, with the help of our brilliant wedding planner Rosemarie
Rosemarie helped us with organising our wedding and when we went over to visit Rosemarie and Malta we fell in love with the country. It has something for every one.
We got married on Friday 2nd May 2008 and the ceremony was held in a cute church in St Paul, followed with the dinner and reception in a beautiful palace over looking St Paul’s Bay and Mellieha.
We had 30 guests that travelled over from Ireland to be there. Catering was done by the Palace including our wedding cake which was a traditional Maltese wedding cake. We took a sugar paste flower arrangement with us to add to the cake and the figurine was one that we had got in Malta on a trip there a Christmas.
We had no stress thanks to Rosemarie. We both knew exactly what we wanted; we both like the same things which is great, it made planning a lot easier, and we both got the wedding that we wanted.
We went for an old and traditional wedding, and we mixed some of the traditions from Malta with some from home. E.g. at the meal the bride gives the cake to the male guest and groom gives it to the females, this was different because at home once the cakes is cut at the hotel take it away and plate it and serves it to the guests, so this was different.
All our families and some friends came over. This was part of the reason to have a wedding abroad was that we could enjoy the day ourselves and spend time with those that made the trip over from Ireland.
I got my dress in New York in the same shop my sister got hers. I wanted to get an old style dress in keeping with the place and our surroundings.
- Yes it was difficult to find what I wanted because I had so much choice.
- My sister Karen did my make-up, I was so lucky
- My hair was done by Christine
Don’t panic things will and do work out perfect and, most important, enjoy yourselves. Because its only a few hours and the day goes so quick. Try to remember every moment of it (we did)