Culloden Estate

Soft Glamour: William & Kirsty's Wedding at Culloden Estate and Spa

We can never have too many romantic proposal stories!

Future grooms should take notes from William’s well thought out New Year’s Eve Proposal before the Titanic Ball where Kristy said “yes” to a glamorous day at the Culloden Estate and Spa where they both said “I do,” these two have had a storybook romance! The sweet pair chose the Culloden Estate and Spa as the setting for a grand and glamorous celebration for their wedding day and as you’ll see from the photos it did not disappoint.

Looking for dress inspo? Kristy’s glam dress is the perfect combination of classic elegance and modern glamour!

The Beginning

“We met at a horse yard 15 years ago. William’s younger sister had a pony at the time and so did I, he had come with his dad to collect his sister and this was our first encounter. I am still very involved with horses, however, William doesn’t share the same passion!”

The Proposal

“William had put so much thought and effort into the proposal. It was New Year’s Eve 2012, he had told me we were going to the Titanic Ball a couple of weeks before so that I could get an outfit. On the day, he picked me up early from work (he had organised for me to leave work early with my boss) drove to a hotel in Belfast, where we then got ready for dinner at the Ivory. After a beautiful meal with Cocktails, we then went to the Dome in Victoria Square where he had organised for someone to take us to the top which is where he proposed. It was beautiful as the Christmas lights were still on which were sparkling off the top of the Dome. My ring was beautiful (and still is). He had chosen a single diamond with a cluster of diamonds surrounding from Lunn’s Belfast. When the lift doors opened again at the bottom, William had organised for my best friend and her husband to meet us there to accompany us to the New Year’s Eve black tie ball at the Titanic Centre. It couldn’t have been more perfect.”

The Venue

“Culloden Hotel and Spa. We just fell in love with the place, the grandness of the room and the beautiful, picturesque surroundings are a huge advantage for photographs. The Culloden is an iconic hotel in Northern Ireland and we felt it was perfect for us. We also loved that it was in a great location for our guests.”

The Dress

“My dress was from Pronuptia Bridal and was by Justin Alexander. The bridal consultant actually picked my dress for me as I was trying on all lace gowns and not being quite satisfied, she then suggested I try on a satin fishtail which I instantly loved. I then had had it altered to have a lower back and a custom belt added.”


The Wedding Theme

“We didn’t have a theme really, however, if I had to describe a theme I would say it was soft glamour. We had candelabras dressed with flowers for each table and the room dressed with soft draping and lighting.”

Special Moments

Groom:  “At the alter, as we finished our vows and turned to walk back down the aisle as a married couple. Seeing and hearing the delight of all our guests was a moment that will stay with me forever.”

Bride: “I enjoyed everything about the day. I loved getting ready with my Bridesmaids and family in the morning. I was so excited. The speeches and our first dance were another few stand out moments.”

Planning Tips

Groom: “Have the wedding you both want. Plenty will offer their opinion, but go with what feels right for you. It’s your wedding after all.”

Bride: “Make sure to enjoy the planning, as the day itself really does fly by. But take a step back now and again to take it all in and enjoy every second of the day.”

Supplier Information

  • Venue:

    Culloden Hotel and Spa
  • Photographer:

    Jordan Fraser Photography
  • Bridal Shop/Designer:

    Pronuptia Bridal, Dress by Justin Alexander
  • Florist:

    Country Bumpkins
  • Wedding Stylists :

    Barbara from Fairytales
  • Wedding Cake:

    Yummy Mummy Cakes
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