Two Grooms, One Beautiful Celebration!

June 20, 2018 1:32 pm

Danny and Jay have only visited Malta for the first time after exchanging a few emails with us for their potential wedding celebration in the Maltese Islands. They fell in love with the islands from the minute they set foot and were overwhelmed with the variety of choice and settings we presented them with until they finally chose The Waterfall Gardens at the Limestone Heritage – previously a limestone quarry which has been beautifully transformed into a visitor centre by day and a magical wedding venue by night.

At first the venue looked incredibly large for their wedding size – they were forecasting 50 guests, however having a civil ceremony, pre-dinner drinks, reception dinner and an after party, we walked them through some set up ideas and agreed the venue was a winning formula.

Right from the first email it seemed that we hit it off – they are such a great couple to deal with and we formed a friendly bond straightaway. Planning their wedding together was a lot of fun – Danny was the organizer out of the two, keeping track of guest list, menu choice and all the other information I needed to ensure the day is planned thoroughly. Jay on the other hand ensured that deposits were being sent through on time to safeguard their chosen vendors.

After meeting again in Dublin over an informal dinner, the couple wanted to benefit of some Maltese sunshine and planned a quick trip to Malta again last May. During this visit, we scheduled a few visits and planned a tasting with the caterer to get a better idea of menu choices and food presentation. We have also organized a pre-wedding photoshoot with their chosen photographer which acted as an ice-breaker between the photographer and the couple, plus giving them a nice portfolio of photos in a different setting in Malta.

September finally arrived and all details were finalized. We had 60 guests arriving in Malta and staying in a variety of accommodation establishments within Sliema and St. Julian’s. We were so looking forward to meeting everyone and coordinating the wedding day itself!

Everyone was bubbling with excitement especially since no one had a clue of where the wedding will be held. The venue proved to be a WOW factor and it was sheer pleasure to watch everyone’s reactions when they arrived. The setting is truly Maltese and totally different to something they could have at home in Ireland…something that we stress so much about with our foreign couples!

Danny and Jay decided to stick to some stereotypical traditions associated with weddings like getting ready separately with their parents and driving to the venue separately as well.   They walked down the aisle hand-in-hand with their mothers.

The civil union took place in the upper area on the turf that proved to be a beautiful contrast with their blue colour scheme reflected in their chosen attire, flowers and other decorations implemented. After the vows were exchanged and the newlyweds had their first kiss, the marriage certificate was signed Danny and Jay were declared partners in a civil union. It was such an emotional ceremony that was toasted with a glass of bubbly to everyone’s enjoyment!

Eventually everyone proceeded to another part of the venue, which was kept hidden from everyone for further anticipation. The waterfall backdrop against the high quarry wall created a truly magnificent setting – totally ideal for a seated wedding dinner reception.

Next up was the cutting of the cake with a final surprise – fireworks – to add another special touch to the evening. By then guests were totally blown away and ready to move to the dance floor for the party until at 3am it was time to call it a day.

The party was to resume the following afternoon with more drinks and nibbles at a lounge bar in St. Julian’s, to which most of the guests showed up to continue the celebrations!

As written by the couple in a recent testimonial they’ve left us, we truly reciprocate their thoughts when they wrote: “they were more than just wedding planners, we have no doubt that we will be friends for many years to come!”