Weddings in Malta with Sarah Young
Robert and I first met ten years ago through mutual friends and fell in love.
In December 2013 Robert and I travelled to New York for a five day holiday and some Christmas shopping. We had an amazing first day, shopping and lots of sightseeing. After a great first day at the Statue of Liberty, Empire State,Times Square etc, we decided on having a quiet night. Robert suggested we head to Central Park for some ice skating. I had been to Central Park as a teenager and instantly fell in love. I’d always described it to everyone as my most favourite place in the world. When we arrived at the park, we decided on taking a horse and carriage ride around the park. It was so lovely all wrapped up in a big fluffy blanket in the carriage against the cold and the park looked so beautiful all lit up with the Christmas lights! However Robert had become so quiet, I thought maybe he wasn’t enjoying himself but little did I know he was about to pop the question! I instantly froze when he asked me to marry him, then cried my eyes out. Here was the love of my life down on one knee in the middle of Central Park in New York holding a little ring box! It all seemed so surreal. Finally through the tears I managed to say YES! However when he popped open the little box it was empty. He told me he wanted to take me and buy me a ring that I loved in the place I loved most in the world, New York! With the time difference we had to wait a couple of hours to phone back home to Ireland to share the news with everyone, however my dad already knew as Robert had asked my dad’s permission to marry me the week previous.
The next morning we got up bright and early and Robert took me down Fifth Avenue and bought me the most amazing ring that I have ever seen. The ring of my dreams.
After a lot of thought and consideration we decided that a wedding abroad was definitely sounding most appealing to us both. We wanted something a little different than a wedding in Ireland plus we both love holidays and travelling so it seemed liked the perfect option.
On researching online, Malta seemed very appealing to us both. The beautiful scenery and amazing weather was definitely a factor in us making the decision to travel to Malta in March 2014 to check out some possible wedding venues and churches. I knew this would be extremely hard to do without the help of a professional to show me everything that I needed to see. That’s when I found Sarah. I’d seen numerous spreads in all the top Irish bridal magazines about Sarah Young, wedding planner in Malta and rave reviews. I instantly knew this was the wedding planner I wanted. So we travelled to Malta to meet with Sarah and her team. From the moment I met Sarah I knew she was going to make our wedding amazing. After taking us to numerous venues and churches we picked a fantastic little castle in the village of Mgarr. We both instantly fell in love the minute we stepped through the door. It was breathtaking. We could hold our wedding indoors or outside in the fantastic courtyard under all the trees and fairy lights as we had full exclusive use of the venue for the day. From that day on we never looked back. Sarah and her team of amazing ladies organised absolutely everything for us. We decided on the 27th May 2015 for our big day. A year and a half away. From that day on the communication between myself and Sarah was just fantastic. Daily emails and updates on all the plans. She literally did everything for me. I would send her any ideas or worries I had and they would instantly be actioned or rectified. Now all I had to do was find the dress
I’d always imagined I’d pick a figure hugging dress for the big day but the more consideration I gave it the more I decided that I wanted to be a princess for a day. So I decided on the fairytale style dress. I travelled to Galway where I tried on only three dresses and instantly knew my dress was “The ONE”. I immediately fell in love with it. Now that I found my dress it was time to find THE SHOES. I had always dreamed of wearing Christian Louboutin shoes for my wedding day so without hesitation I just had to buy them. They are the most amazing shoes I have ever seen and definitely completed the princess look I was going for on the big day.
Robert and his groomsmen where styled from top to toe in Guy Clothing, Tullamore. We wanted a certain style and colour of suit and Guy Clothing certainly delivered. They were so helpful and styled the boys to perfection. They all looked fantastic on the day. Blue suits with tan shoes. Perfect for a wedding in the sunshine.
We had 40 guests at our wedding, family and close friends. We all travelled to Malta together four days before the wedding. We stayed in the most amazing five star hotel. It was heaven. Amazing views, three pools, spa, five star all the way. Sarah and her team dealt with all the bookings for all my guests in the hotel so literally all my guests had to do was book their flights. It was so stress free and relaxing for everyone so we really just got to enjoy ourselves together in the run up to the big day. I expressed to Sarah that I would love to take all my family and friends away for a day trip to explore Malta. She organised a luxury air conditioned coach and tour guide to pick us from the hotel two days before the wedding and took us all around the island to neighbouring villages, Valletta and Mdina the silent city. Family and friends had a fantastic day and absolutely loved the island. A great day was had by all.
The day of the wedding.
We can only describe the day of our wedding as the most stress free, relaxed experience of our lives. Everything went just perfect without a hitch. Sarah had organised all my guests’ hair and makeup appointments so I literally had no stress that day whatsoever.
The excitement was fantastic that day and a day we will both never forget.
Just as I was about to leave for the church Robert sent his best man to my hotel room with the most amazing gift, a beautiful Tiffanys bracelet and Tiffanys earrings to wear on the day. I bought him an Armani watch which he also wore.
We married in Mgarr parish church followed by our reception in a unique castello.
We only describe the day as being the most amazing experience of our lives. Everything was just perfect. Sarah and her team made sure everything was exactly as we had requested: Flowers, the food, the cake, everything.
We cannot thank her enough for all her hard work. Still to this day I miss all our emails because when you have Sarah as your wedding planner you form a friendship with her. She truly is an amazing planner. Everything we ever wanted she made come through. Her professionalism was very evident to see on the day as everything was just perfect. My family and friends were so impressed with Malta that they are already planning return trips to the island for next summer. Robert and I also plan to return in the future to celebrate anniversaries.
After what can only be described as the best week of our lives with our amazing family and friends we cannot thank them all enough for travelling all the way to Malta and making it so special. It was the best decision we ever made to marry abroad and something we will never forget.
The day after we returned from Malta we headed off on a two week honeymoon to New York and Las Vegas. We had a fantastic time and we have a romantic trip to Paris planned at Christmas.
For information on getting married in Malta talk to Sarah Young