We met on 7 January 2000 at Eros nightclub in Enfield!
He proposed on 20th October at home after I harassed him all day
wanting to know why he'd been in Holborn!
My hen night included 12 family and friends. We started at the Abbey
Taverna for some Greek entertainment and food, then a jeep limo
picked us up to take us to Carwash nightclub - it was a fantastic
night with much laughter and lots of drinking! I had a list of tasks
to complete, including leaving the club with knickers on my head
and being carried by a bloke in the club.
The stag night started in Chinatown for dinner and went on to Metropolis
in Bethnal Green - a strip club I believe! Our limo driver was not
impressed to hear the stags were home before the hens. Victory to
the hens for a better night!
He turned up on time and dressed correctly. What more can a girl
I used Confetti every day. The girls in the 'For Her' forum were
so wonderful with advice in abundance and laughs to cheer us up
when the going got tough! I also used Confetti to source some items
Yes, though I don't/didn't use it much. I was too busy chatting
in the forum!
I spent small fortunes with confetti. I ordered all my stationery
and then went to the store a couple of times for things like rose
petals, albums, gifts etc.
My dress was a D'Zage design in ivory with burgundy embroidery to
match my colour scheme. It was the first dress I tried on, but not
the last. It just happened to be the one that made me feel special.
And it did its job on the day.
I had my best friend as chief bridesmaid and my sister-in-law and
two cousins as bridesmaids. They all wore a two piece corset and
skirt in a lovely deep red. They also wore matching necklaces and
bracelets they were given on the morning as gifts.
Tony chose his best friend as best man and had another friend along
with my two brothers as ushers. One of my brothers also gave me
away. They all wore Moss Bros morning suits in black, with Tony
wearing an ivory waistcoat and burgundy cravat, and the others a
burgundy waistcoat and ivory cravat. They all looked so handsome
We had a civil ceremony - it was lovely.
It was held at Polhawn Fort in Cornwall. Set on a cliffside with
stunning sea views, the fort itself feels magical inside. It was
all lit up with fairy lights, drapes and lots of candles.
The reception and ceremony were both at Polhawn Fort - the venue
is hired out in full for the entire weekend (Friday to Monday).
It's excellent because it sleeps 20 people.
No, we stayed at the fort before and after wedding so there was
no need for a wedding car. That's why I had a jeep limo for the
There were about 60 guests - we didn't have a separate list for
the evening as everyone had to travel from London, Essex or Suffolk
to get to the venue!
My theme was burgundy and ivory.
We had burgundy and cream rose petals scattered over the top table
and also in the glass vases that held the church candles so the
petals surrounded the candles. The tables also had candelabras decorated
with various red flowers.
Guests were given burgundy favour bags (from Confetti) with 'Love
Heart' sweets inside.
My bouquet was a hand tied posy of 'Black Baccara' roses with little
clear sparkles in the middle of some roses. The bridesmaids carried
smaller ivory versions without the sparkles. The tables were decorated
with candelabras and bowls with floating candles. Flowers ranged
from those in the bouquets to lilies and gerberas. Our florist was
a friend called Lisa - she's only 21 and so talented. She did everything
almost single-handedly the night before - she's amazing!
We used a caterer recommended by the venue - and they were fantastic.
We started with leek and potato soup topped with crispy smoked bacon
(no bacon for the vegetarian option). The main course was leg of
lamb with an apricot, garlic and rosemary stuffing with a red wine
jus, or filo baskets filled with a wild and field mushroom fricassee.
Pudding was a lemon cheesecake with strawberry coulis. Later in
the evening, after some drinking and dancing, traditional home made
pasties were served - and they went very quickly.
We had a three tier chocolate cake made by the groom's mum. The
bottom tier was dark chocolate, the middle tier was white chocolate
and the top tier was white chocolate. It was delicious and decorated
with fresh flowers.
We had a DJ in the evening and he was fantastic too. There was a
great selection of music.
No, we have lived together for five years already and have as much
as we can fit into the one bedroom flat we live in! We wrote a poem
requesting money instead as we'd like to start a family soon and
so need a bigger house!
We spent our first night at the fort. We went to a local hotel the
next morning for breakfast (the vast majority of family guests were
staying there) and it was lovely to see everyone the next morning.
I wore a t-shirt with 'Mrs Donno' on the front and 'Just Married'
on the bag - it was a great surprise for everyone!
For our honeymoon, we spent two weeks at Coco Palm Resort in the
Maldives. It was incredible
The whole day was memorable. The tear-jerk moment was when I saw
my brother who was giving me away - he looked so handsome in his
suit I immediately started bawling and had to turn away from him.
Our first and last dances were very memorable. It feels so odd to
dance with 60 people staring and snapping cameras at you. We danced
our first dance to Lionel Richie's 'Stuck On You' and the last dance
of the night was ours too, with Doris Days' 'Dream A Little Dream'.
It was so lovely!
The funniest memory is of everyone trying to Irish dance! The DJ
played a couple of Irish songs as my family are all from Dublin
originally, so everyone was in a big circle clapping and trying
to jig. It was hilarious!
There's nothing at all that I'd do differently. The day was magical
from start to finish. Everyone had the time of their lives, and
even the caterer told us they'd never seen such a fantastic atmosphere
at a wedding before - nor had they seen so much alcohol consumed