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 11, 2006
We met during the first term of university in 1995, while studying for an assessment.
Gareth proposed to me on New Year’s Day 2003 during a walk along the River Wyre.
I found lots of useful information on the confetti website.
I had two bridesmaids – one wore black (it was the only colour that suited her) and the other wore silver.
We married in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Thornton-Cleveleys.
The reception took place at Garstang Country Hotel.
We actually hired cars from a funeral directors. We only had four months between setting the date and the actual wedding and nowhere else had any cars available.
We invited 130 guests to the wedding, and a further 30 to the reception.
We had a bit of a multi-coloured theme going on as I love rainbow colours.
We designed and printed all the table settings, invitations, table plans etc. Each table was named after a colour to follow the rainbow theme.
We didn’t have any favours, but we did have bubbles and disposable cameras on all the tables.
We didn’t get around to ordering a wedding cake, so we bought one from Marks and Spencers the week before the wedding. It was apparently very nice, but contains nuts so I didn’t eat any of it.
I had a choir to sing at the ceremony – some of the guests made up the choir, and several members of the City of Birmingham Choir (of which I’m a member) travelled up to Lancashire to make up the numbers.
We had our gift list with John Lewis.
We booked a last minute honeymoon to Rhodes a few days after the wedding.
The wedding ceremony itself was extremely moving. I also did a surprise speech which shocked everyone as I’m not really a speech sort of person.
Try and enjoy the organisation of the wedding as well as the wedding itself. After the wedding you’ll wish you could organise it all over again…