Just Married: Gavin and Claire Nutt - surprise engagement followed a steak dinner
Gavin and Claire Nutt, from Belfast, are heading to Cancun on honeymoon following the wedding of their dreams. Gavin (32), an aircraft fitter at Bombardier, and Claire (29), a human resources officer at Northern Regional College, met 10 years ago through mutual friends.
They fell in love nine years ago and became engaged in September 2011.
“He surprised me one night at home after a steak dinner,” Claire said. “He knew exactly what I wanted, the ring is perfect.”
The couple were married on August 26 at the Montalto Estate in Co Down.
“It was great,” Claire added. “We had an absolutely fantastic time. The estate staff couldn't have done more for us. Everything was beautiful.”
Following the marriage service, guests enjoyed hot punch and a tour of the grounds before heading to the La Mon House Hotel for the new Mrs and Mrs Nutt's wedding reception, which had a vintage fairytale theme. The newlyweds’ first dance was to The Fray’s Look After You.
“For the evening, we moved from the Riverview suite to the Ballygowan suite which had a sparkle-lit dancefloor,” Claire said.
“My dress was by an Australian designer, Brides Desires by Wendy O'Sullivan, which I got at Pronuptia.
“It was made to measure and I loved it, it's totally fabulous.
“Our whole day was brilliant.
“We couldn't have hoped for more.”
The couple are enjoying married life. “We are loving it,” Claire added.
“Day to day hasn't changed much, but it's totally perfect.
“Rob Gardner, at G4 Photography, took some beautiful photographs for us.
“Our wedding day was everything we wished for, I wouldn't have changed a thing.”