Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 5, 2007
Randomly whilst I was working at Tesco’s.
23 and 30.
In Orlando, Florida on the 16th May 2005.
Paul got extremely drunk on a pub crawl, I was up until 6am to make sure he was ok. Mine was slightly more tame – a meal at the Golden Palace, Cranleigh.
He gave his opinions and support but most of the planning was done by me!
I bought so much stuff for decoration as we got married in Florida, I hadn’t seen the venue before hand. I also decorated the villa for afterwards. Metalic confetti and candles were some of the things I bought from Confetti.
I bought everything online.
I got my dress from a little shop in Worthing. It was the fourth dress I tried on and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I bought it in October 2005 and still love it now.
My sister-in-law, Sophie, and my friend, Katie, were my bridesmaids. They wore ballerina length D’Zage dresses in baby pink chiffon.
Paul’s best man was his best friend, Dan Tomlison – Dan and Katy’s son Jack was our ring bearer.
It was at Cypress Grove Park, Orlando, Florida. The ceremony took place at the gazebo by the lake. It is absolutely stunning there.
We had a meal at Cypress Grove Cottage and then went back to the villa for drinks.
The ladies had a limo, the men had a limo and my dad and I had our own limo.
We had 25 guests, mainly family with a few close friends.
I had a baby pink and white colour scheme.
We had baby pink feathers in every wine glass, pink metalic heart confetti on the tables and pink balloon arrangments on the tables.
Love Hearts in pink organza bags. I also gave out 11 bags to my family and wedding party consisting of a dedicated poem to each person, a thank you card and a small gift each.
We had princess pink roses, I had 37 roses, the bridesmaids had 24. I had 37 because Jack didn’t want to wear his button hole at the last minute and I added it to my bouquet. Our flowers were silk and came from www.thebridesbouquet.com in California.
The venue handled our catering and they did a great job!
The venue supplied our wedding cake.
No gift list, we asked for money or gift vouchers.
Our wedding night was at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando and we spent our honeymoon in USVI – St Thomas for 11 nights.
Seeing Paul’s face for the first time.
A couple. BA threatened to strike and called it off at the last minute, half of our guests were due to fly BA.
Don’t worry about the little things and don’t get so involved in your wedding that you forget your marriage. Get a good photographer, videographer and make sure you love your wedding rings. These are the things that you keep with you all of the time.