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Sarah Young Wedding Planner •

Barry &

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IWD Real Wedding Abroad Sarah Young Wedding Planner •

We always knew this day would come and we are so glad we chose Malta as our wedding destination. Barry and I are childhood sweethearts. We met when we where 12 years old and we have been on and off since then. We are both now 30. Throughout those 18 years if we were not together we always remained very close friends. When he did get down on

obviously on the cards due to the length of time

one knee on the beach in

we had been together – but at the same time I

Malin Head, Co. Donegal one

totally did not expect it at that moment.

day, it was very romantic and a little unexpected. He

I knew straight away that I wanted something

collected loads of stones and

different and romantic for this special day for

with them wrote in the sand:

us both.

Nikki will you marry me? I

We decided that we wanted something intimate

never actually said ‘Yes’ to

and not the norm. I have been asked so many

his question because I was

times why did I choose Malta. I had never

so in shock. A proposal was

been there before but had heard so many

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IWD Real Wedding Abroad Sarah Young Wedding Planner •

positive things about it. When we did go out

I was in safe hands the whole way through the

to visit it and meet wedding planners, we knew

wedding preparations. There was rarely a week

immediately that we wanted it there. It mainly

where Sarah and I were not in contact about

was due to a few reasons – the weather, the

something. I found a lady who believes that the

fact that the accommodation and restaurants

success of an event lies in attention to detail -

are fabulous but so affordable, the friendly

there was nothing she did not think of or have

and helpful people and most importantly the

a back-up plan to. I work in Marketing, but in

scenery is just breathtaking.

my whole life I have never met someone as energetic, efficient, organised, hard-working or

So on April 2013, 150 guests travelled to Malta.

passionate as she is about her job. No job was

People were genuinely so excited about the trip

too big or small for Sarah – she even organised

and were delighted of the opportunity to make it

a salon on the day of the wedding for 35 of my

their holiday. I had chosen the services of Sarah

wedding guests and co-ordinated appointments

Young to help me with the big day. I was always

for their make-up and hair. The excitement was

advised, a wedding planner is a necessity when


organising a wedding abroad, I never realised how this was going to be the best advice I ever

If a bride is considering a destination wedding-

got for my wedding. We had a three day event.

I would say go for it! It is such a different

A pre-reception in a top end 5 star hotel in St.

experience and as your guests are on holiday

Julian’s, followed by our wedding day and then

they are in such good form that you are

we went on a boat trip the day after. On the

guaranteed they will have a good time. Also if

day of the wedding we had our ceremony at

Malta is somewhere you would consider (trust

Lapsi Chapel. My most vivid memory is arriving

me it has it all!) I would not only recommend

at the chapel in a vintage car with my Dad and

Sarah Young as a wedding planner but I would

hearing the most angelic choir. In that moment

truly say you HAVE to contact Sarah Young. She

I just knew it was going to be fantastic. Our

will provide you with the most unforgettable

reception was at a Garden Villa and it was just

experience of your life and you are in such safe

one of the most stunning venues I could have

hands. I wish I could do it all again!

wished for.

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Irish Wedding Diary - autumn 2013  
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