Bride’s Name: Ashleigh Craig
Date of Wedding: 7th September 2013
Location/Venue: Mountstewart House and Gardens (in Tipis!!)
Husband’s Name: Michael Lilley
Photographer: Bradley Quinn
How did you hear about The White Gallery when you were engaged?
From a good friend who’s “sister-in-law to be” had visited the boutique. She recommended it as it had put a spring in her step and it certainly put one in mine too!!
The Dress: The Bethan by Sarah Janks
What did you enjoy most about your experience at The White Gallery?
EVERYTHING but if you want particulars…Being greeted with a little blackboard outside the front door "Welcome Ashleigh to the White Gallery"; tea and homemade heart-shaped shortbread; obviously ALL THE DRESSES; how much the sample dresses are cared for (immaculate!); and your expert help, patience and honesty!
What was your favourite part of your big day?
I know this is really cheesy, but ALL OF IT!! If I had to choose, it would be making my entrance to the ceremony thorugh a glass window which dropped beneath the floor with my dad giving me away and seeing Michael at the top of the aisle for the first time (all very surreal!!)
Have you any tips for brides-to-be?
Yes, several tops tips!
Enjoy all the planning and excitement of your big day approaching, it is all over too quickly (but remember, the wedding is NOT all about you lol!)
Still make time for and enjoy all the other things you and your fiance loved to do before all the wedding planning started!
Try to look as much as YOURSELF on your wedding day and your photographs will be timeless;
Make time for you and your new husband to be alone, away from guests on your wedding day, take a special moment or two to take it all in!
Get plenty of exercise and beauty sleep in the run up to the wedding and KEEP CALM at all times!