Sabina and Saleem June 1999 - How did you meet? We met in the Summer of 1996, when she was over here on a holiday, she came back and we…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: August 9, 2006
He was friends with my older sister at school and we first met at her 12th birthday party.
Bride: 22, Groom: 23.
He cooked me a meal at his parent’s house whilst they were away, and got down on one knee and asked me.
Abbie went to Bournemouth for the weekend, spent the days on the beach and then went out to Jumping Jacks for Saturday evening. Jon went to Blackpool, went to the pleasure beach in the day and who knows where they ended up in the evening.
He arranged the caterer and the marquee. He did all the printing of the wedding stationery. He also arranged all the suits.
Yes, the chat forum was very helpful.
I did have but I kind of forgot about it.
I visited the Birmingham store and ordered online.
I had my dress made in Thailand whilst travelling and brought it home in my back pack. It has a lace and sequined top with sleeves and a cream Thai silk skirt.
I had three bridesmaids and they wore lilac gowns from House of Fraser. My Flower girl wore a white dress with a butterfly on the front from Monsoon.
Jon chose all the men’s outfits, they hired them, and had grey suits with lilac waistcoats and lilac or grey cravats.
We had a religious ceremony.
At Randwick Church, Stroud, Gloucestershire, the village Abbie grew up in.
We had our reception in a marquee at the Anchor Inn, which is in a lovely setting overlooking the River Severn.
Yes, we had a ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ car for the bride and groom, a VW Campervan for the bridesmaids and an old Bentley for our parents. The other guests were transported by coach.
We had 100 at the wedding and reception and an extra 100 for the evening.
We had lilac as our colour theme and butterflies in our invitations and flowers on our cake; our flower girl also had a butterfly hair band.
We had a piece of lavender with name tags as our place cards, we had lilac candles, and butterflies in the flowers.
Yes, we gave Breast Cancer Awareness Pins which everyone really appreciated.
The bride and bridesmaids had posies with lilac, pink and cream flowers. The table decorations were in stainless steel buckets with roses and other flowers (it was country style.)
We had a caterer called BAR Catering; they were brilliant. We had a buffet which was gorgeous.
We had a swan stand with three tiers, the bottom tier was fruit cake, the middle was sponge and top was chocolate. They were very simple with butterflies on them.
We had a Spanish guitarist as our guests arrived at the reception and then a disco in the evening.
We asked for money.
We spent our first night at a local health spa. Our honeymoon was in Cancun.
Releasing 100 balloons in memory of people who couldn’t be with us. Seeing the groom as I walked down the aisle.
I had my honeymoon cancelled, a few days before the wedding, three of the suits were too big and I lost my dress!
Get a hot tub waking up at 5am, it was lovely to go out in the garden and sit in the hot tub. Chill out and enjoy the day, but take time out with your husband as it goes very quickly.