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
We met 5 years ago whilst working for the same company in West Yorkshire. We lost touch when we changed jobs and met up again 18 months ago!
I’m 31, he’s 29.
On Halloween night 2004, at home – I’d been out at a concert and came home to find the lounge full of candles, a bottle of Champagne & 2 glasses by the fire and him on one knee!
I had a pampering weekend at Ragdale Hall with our mums and the girls. Rich had a mountain biking week in Spain… I know which I’d prefer!
He was there every step of the way!
Certainly – it helped me keep track of numbers, who’d replied and who hadn’t – I don’t know where I’d be without the weekly reminders!
I bought a few things online.
It was 100% silk, designed around a couple of dresses I liked and made by a dressmaker in Doncaster.
My 3 oldest friends were bridesmaids; they wore long black satin dresses, very simple and elegant.
The best man was his brother Chris and the ushers were my brother and cousin. They all wore linen suits in the wedding colours.
St. Nicholas’ Parish Church, High Bradfield in Sheffield.
At my parents home, where I grew up – perfect!
We had 2 classic cars and a vintage bus for the wedding party.
170 in total – 100 on the day and a further 70 in the evening.
Yes, black, stone and PINK!
Pink flowers on every table and rose petals scattered with dove sprinkles.
No, the kids got sweets though.
Stunning – pink lilies and dark pink Cala lilies with two toned roses.
We had an outside caterer to do a BBQ and hog roast!
A 3-tier round cake, bottom layer of chocolate with the rest in carrot cake. Covered with grenache frosting…yum, yum!
We had a funky jazz band from Sheffield from 6.30pm.
Our first night was spent in a hotel in Sheffield and then we honeymooned in Australia for 3 months!
Seeing my husband-to-be’s face as I walked down the aisle!
Only on the morning of the wedding – a few hiccups with suppliers but it all worked out great in the end.
Nothing, the day was perfect. All I’d say to other brides is keep a scrap book. A good friend bought me one when we’d set the date and I used it to store all my thoughts and ideas for the day. It’s a nice keepsake afterwards too!
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