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Sarah & Alastair

Sarah alastair The Rabbit Hotel

The Happy Couple  

Tell us a little about how you met:

Alastair and I met working together, supporting adults with severe learning difficulties. In this job we got to see each others best and worst qualities, and shared both proud moments and challenging experiences together. We supported a particular man, who we have much to thank for and he will always be a big part of our story. 

Talk us through the proposal:

We were staying at Aurora in Bushmills for the weekend and got up on Saturday morning to visit my favourite place, Ballintoy Harbour. I can remember it rained that morning, and I wasn’t too keen on going out in the rain. But Alastair encouraged me to go and the rain thankfully stopped. Once we got down to the harbour, Alastair asked me to turn around so he could take a photo of me. So, I turned to face the sea, and when I turned back around, he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I answered with, “are you serious” and then a quick “yes”. I had absolutely no idea and Alastair picked the ring himself. We were on cloud nine all weekend in our engagement bubble. 


Your Day, Your Way


Dromore Methodist Church 

What made you choose The Loft to host your day?

The Loft was the very first Wedding venue we visited and at the time it was a building site. Abby showed us around and talked us through everything and we just had a good feeling and asked to book the first Saturday of July. Which also ended up being our anniversary date, so it all worked out perfectly. 

Favourite memory of your Wedding:

Our favourite memory of the wedding day was walking into The Loft for the first time as Mr and Mrs McCracken and seeing all our family and friends together in the most beautiful venue. 

Your wedding planner and thoughts:

Abby Dunlop was our wedding planner for our special day at The Loft and was absolutely amazing! Abby was quick to reply to us when we had any queries and reassured us when we were planning during lockdown. Every time we met Abby at The Loft, we left feeling very happy and had plenty of giggles during our meetings. We never had any worries about the venue because Abby is a rockstar! 

Top Tips:

Don’t stress too much!! It always comes together in the end, and enjoy the best day of your life!


Shout Out To The Dream Team 


Emily Mehaffy 




Good old Spotify playlist (covid restrictions)


Stacey Anna 

Wedding Dress & Accessories:

Jill Jones Bridal 


Collar and Tie Lisburn 


The Glam Squad


Megan-The Glamour Room


Anna McConnell


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