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Karen Shane Organised by Sarah Young

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We met on Friday the 13th in the car park of the

we came across Sarah Young. We knew

apartment block where we both lived. Our first

from our first contact that she was the

date was very romantic with a leisurely tour of

best person to organise exactly the

Powerscourt Gardens followed by dinner in Johnny

wedding we wanted. She sent us a

Foxes Pub, the highest pub in Ireland.

range of proposals, with advice and ideas which made our decisions so

We always wanted a small wedding with just our close family and friends. However, our main concern with a wedding in Malta was how to co-ordinate everything.

much easier. She inspired confidence and trust right from the start. Nothing was too much trouble for Sarah, who managed all the important legal paperwork for us with efficiency and experience.

We wanted to avoid the black-tie Some years later, and unknown to me, Shane

theme and have a less formal

wanted to go to India to propose at the Taj Mahal

wedding. I bought my dress in

on the 13th March 2008. We have travelled to

Ireland before travelling to Malta -

many interesting places including Malta. We fell in

a Charleston-style sequin-covered

love with Malta immediately, and we knew that it

dress, Shane wore a navy suit and

would make a great location for a very romantic

we decided to have a purple accent theme.

and intimate wedding.

We always wanted a small wedding with just our close family and friends. However, our main concern with a wedding in Malta was how to coordinate everything. We did some research and

My bridesmaid was my sister, Sandra, who helped in so many little ways and Shane’s best man was his friend, Farrell.

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My bridesmaid was my sister, Sandra, who helped in so many little ways and Shane’s best man was his friend, Farrell, who had been married some years before and had asked Shane to be his best man on that occasion.


IWD Travel Weddings Abroad Sarah Young www.weddingplannermalta.com to fly home from Australia as a surprise for the

ordination skills and what a wonderful place Malta

family, which made the lead up to the big day very

is for such an occasion. The day was just perfect

exciting. In the days before the wedding, Sarah

in every way.

organised my hair-trial with Angel and make-up with Romina, who were both wonderful. As our

We will always remember with special affection

guests arrived in Malta, the excitement grew with

our wedding day in beautiful Malta when we decided to be together forever and we will never

each passing day.

forget the special care and attention that Sarah

We will never forget the special care and attention that Sarah took in organising the most important day of our lives:

On

the

day

itself,

Sarah

organised a blue Rolls Royce for my father and I. Shane and I chose a civil ceremony at a nearby venue with a kind Registrar called Sonia. The day could not have been While

more

perfect,

thanks to wonderful Sarah, the

Sarah devoted all her energy

lovely weather and the hotel staff.

to organising the important details of our

All our guests had a truly

wedding, we concentrated on secretly arranging

wonderful

for my brother, Richard, and his girlfriend Niamh,

remarked on Sarah’s amazing co-

day

and

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took in organising the most important day of our lives: Friday 13th August. Lucky for some! Little did we know just what a great choice Malta would be, when we first visited back in 2007.

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