Look! Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman Gets Married To Ian Garton In New Zealand
Hello, Mrs. Karen Gallman-Garton!
Miss Intercontinental 2018 and Metro.Style cover star Karen Gallman looked so radiant on her wedding day.
The 27-year-old beauty queen tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Ian Garton, in Stoneridge Estate, New Zealand, on March 3.
Ian proposed to Karen in June 2018, but the pair put off wedding plans so Karen could concentrate on the Miss Intercontinental 2018 pageant, a competition which she won, giving the Philippines its first ever Miss Intercontinental title.
Wearing a low-back, figure-hugging Rosa Clara creation on her big day, paired with a classic tulle veil and clean updo, Karen chose to keep her bridal look sleek and timeless. She later changed into a sexier evening gown with a deep neckline and thigh-high slit by Patricia Santos. Ian, on the other hand, was just as elegant in a classic black tux by Gieves & Hawkes.
Having lived in Australia, London, and the Philippines, Karen brought along her friends and family from her many homes to celebrate the big day with her. (Her BFFs even threw her an intimate bachelorette party in Brisbane, Australia, complete with a picnic table, grazing spread, glasses of bubbly, and well, unique party favors!).
Here are some scenes from the lovely event and the dinner party that followed, which was held in the Winehouse in New Zealand:
And a few days after their wedding, this bride gamely shared touching words about getting married to the man she called her soul mate and her best friend.
The blushing bride captioned a series of photos with her husband, writing, "I choose you to be my husband, to be my forever left lung! Thank you for always being there for me through the good and the bad. You have taught me so much, brought me so much joy and loved me in a way I didn’t know was possible. You motivate me to be better and have given me comfort beyond measure. You are my best-friend, soulmate and I’m so blessed to have found someone like you in this lifetime. Here’s to forever with you!"
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I choose you to be my husband, to be my forever left lung! 💫 Thank you for always being there for me through the good and the bad. You have taught me so much, brought me so much joy and loved me in a way I didn’t know was possible. You motivate me to be better and have given me comfort beyond measure. You are my best-friend, soulmate and I’m so blessed to have found someone like you in this lifetime. Here’s to forever with you! 🤍💍 Thank you to @lostinlove_photography for capturing the BEST DAY of my life! . . Dress: @psofficiel Suit: @gieveslondon Videographer: @moonandbackco Wedding planner: @onefinedayweddings Ceremony venue: @stoneridgeestate Reception: @winehousenz Entertainment: @_ministryoftone
She also shared a video of her welcome party, featuring some of Queenstown, New Zealand's prettiest outdoor sights.
And of course, a wedding as pretty as this wouldn't be complete with a video capturing the sweetest moments, which you can watch below:
Before becoming Mr. and Mrs., Karen and Ian enjoyed a pretty pre-wedding shoot in London.
Congratulations and best wishes to the couple!
Photo from @karen_gallman