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: September 30, 2007
1st September 2007
We were neighbours for 11 years before we got together, but we actually got together on a night out.
I’m 23 and he’s 29
He proposed in my favourite restaurant with a beautiful diamond ring.
We decided not to do hen/stag parties but my friend stole my passport and whisked me away to Dublin 2 days before my wedding for a wild night out!
Absolutely, he came to every meeting with the wedding planner, he wanted to know exactly what his money was paying for.
I had a web page, I loved the table planner and the weekly to do list was a godsend, although you can stop sending them now!
We bought cameras for the tables from your store in Leeds
I had my dress custom made in Manchester. It was very big, with a beaded boned corset. It was white and very beautiful
I had 6 bridesmaids. My sister Alexis, my auntie Jodie, my friend Debbie, our daughter Faith, my friends daughter Amber and my cousin Maddie. The 3 adults wore pink tea length, lace and taffeta dresses, and my 3 flower girls wore full skirted white dresses with ballet slippers.
He chose his brother for his best man and my brother for an usher, my step dad, his dad, and my step brother all wore the same suits as them.
We got married in church
All Saints Church, South Cave
Cave Castle, South Cave
No. the church was in the grounds of the castle, and I got ready at the castle that morning so we didn’t need transport
We had 80 for the wedding and 100 for the evening reception
It didn’t have a theme, just lots of flowers in pink and white.
I set all the tables myself on the morning of the weddings. The tables had table centre with pink and white flowers in them, the favours where white boxes tied with pink ribbon (and lovehearts inside) and I also made all the stationary myself
Our florist was Helen Boyd of Power Flowers and she did an amazing job. We had roses and lots of them! My bouquet was candy bianca and white roses, the button holes where white roses, the bridesmaids carried bouquets of white roses, and my flower girls carried crystal pomanders with pink roses on them
The castle did the catering. For starter we had Melon with fruit coulis drizzled with malibu, and for main course we had roast turkey served with all the trimmings and for desert we had chocolate covered profiteroles, followed by coffee and truffles.
We had a four tier castle cake made by the Cake Cabin of Scartho. It was huge and really yummy!
We had a DJ
We didn’t have a gift list
We stayed in the castles’ very beautiful bridal suite for our first night before jetting off on honeymoon at 10am the next morning ( I wouldn’t recommend this) We went to Disney World, Florida. We booked this through Thomson.
Saying our vows.
The DJ screwed up our first dance ‐ Don’t ever work with family! And I ran out of time on the eve of our wedding so some things got overlooked
Elope! No, only kidding! I don’t think I would do anything differently.