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Emma & Connor

Emma connor The Rabbit Hotel

The Happy Couple

Tell us a little about how you met

We are what you would call 'childhood sweethearts'. We met at Ballymena Academy when Emma was completing her GCSE's and Connor was completing his A-Levels. Emma's mum was late to collect her from school one day resulting in us crossing paths at the end of the school drive. Connor quickly asked Emma out on their first date to Morellis and the rest is history. 

Talk us through the proposal

On a windy weekend away in Donegal, whilst walking on the beach (our favourite thing to do), Connor asked Emma to be his wife after almost 7 years together. We were the only two people on the beach and it was simply beautiful. A lot of tears were shed by Emma!

Your Day, Your Way

What made you choose The Loft to host your day?

We booked The Loft after meeting Abby in a construction site. Abby was so passionate about The Loft and gave us a vision of what it was going to be. The reality far exceeded our expectations. The Loft is simply beautiful and it really is breathtaking coming up those stairs. We will never forget the first moment of seeing the venue after booking in February 2020. 

Favourite memory of your Wedding

The whole day was simply amazing, it's so difficult to choose just one memory. However, the 20 minute sitting in the love seat prior to entering for dinner was one of the best moments of the day. Spending time together as husband and wife, just reflecting on the day so far was so special. 

How was your Loft Wedding Planner?

Abby was phenomenal. We simply cannot put into words how amazing Abby and the whole team at The Rabbit were. From the first day we met Abby to the final moments leaving after our wedding, her service was outstanding. Abby went above and beyond for us in every single detail of our wedding and was always at the end of the phone to answer any questions we had. She took all our requests in her stride and helped us plan the most amazing day of our lives. Abby, we cannot thank you enough. Everyone throughout the day commented on the service they received from all staff. 

Top Tips

Just enjoy every single moment because it all goes by in a flash. Remember to spend some time just the two of you to reflect on the day. There is something so special about all your favourite people being in the same room celebrating and cheering you on as husband and wife. 

Shout Out To The Dream Team 

Wedding Stationery

Chief bridesmaid Megan Workman who done amazing at creating the most beautiful stationery. Her creativity is something that inspires me everyday. 


Gingerbread Bakes. A local baker from Ballymena who made such a gorgeous wedding cake. Simply beautiful and so tasty. 


Tortraits Floral Design. Victoria is amazing at what she does and her service is so professional. 


Fifth Avenue and DJ represented by Glen Houston Entertainment. They were phenomenal and kept the party going all night. 


Kellie Scott. Kellie is amazing at what she does and truly is one of the nicest people we have ever met. You get a friend and a photographer with Kellie. 

Wedding Dress & Accessories

Dress was from Forever Bridal Belfast and accessories by Deborah K Design. The dress made Emma feel like such a princess and the detachable train allowed for all the moves on the dance floor!

Bridesmaid's Dresses

ASOS surprisingly. They were exactly what we were looking for and allowed us some extra room in the budget. All the bridesmaids looked simply stunning. 


Hire Class Ballymena. Darrell was so knowledgeable and an overall great guy who helped all the guys to feel confident on the day. 

The Glam Squad


Sam Surgenor assisted by Charly Surgenor. Both girls were amazing at making us feel beautiful. 


Hayley McClean Makeup. Hayley is such a lovely girl and unreal at what she does. She is also such good craic and helped keep the nerves to a min

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