I knew about the ring because I'd chosen it, but he had told me that as it was being made and wouldn't be ready for a few months. One Saturday…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: March 14, 2010
Wednesday 22nd July 2009
In Primary school, aged 8, and first got to know each other on a residential trip a couple of years later.. After being a bit on‐and‐off, we finally got together age 14!
At a fort in New Brighton ‐ I was taking a photo over the battlements, when I turned around he was down on one knee!
He was really involved in all the decisions, everything except my dress/accessories was chosen and decided upon together.
Loads! Mainly for inspiration, and of course the wonderful forums.
It’s a Watters & Watters dress, 8046B. A slim, almost 1930′s style, delicate lace all over with a low back and spaghetti straps. I wore it with a chapel length veil, a pearl/diamante tiara and pearl necklace and earrings.
2 bridesmaids ‐ my best friend from school and best friend from Uni. They wore dresses a similar shape to mine, but in sage green Nu Georgette.
His 4 best friends from school ‐ they all wore black suits with matching green ties/handkerchiefs and buttonholes.
Central Methodist Church, York
Merchant Adventurers Hall, York ‐ a 13th Century timbered hall.
A horse and carriage to and from the reception ‐ it was incredible. It wasn’t particularly fancy, but it made me feel like a princess, and going through York city centre so many people were waving and congratulating us, it was lovely!
Colour theme was ivory/sage green. We didn’t have a theme really, but tried to tie everything in, with rose/pearl motifs on all the invites/table decorations/menus/favours/place names etc.
All bouquets and centrepieces were ivory roses and gypsophila. Mine was a shower bouquet and the bridesmaids had hand tied posies. Additionally, the top table arrangement and 2 pedestals were just loads of ivory flowers with lots of greenery.
Our caterer was one approved by the venue (Bradshaws of York ‐ absolutely fantastic), and we had a cold carvery buffet.
The groom’s mother made our cake ‐ to her own design, because we couldn’t choose! It was 3 tiers, hexagonal, with lots of delicate ivory icing and lots of sugar‐icing roses on each tier. Instead of a topper was a little ‘open book’ with our names and the wedding date on.
Just a DJ in the evening.
Our honeymoon was a transatlantic voyage from Southampton to New York on the Queen Mary 2 (booked through Thompsons). It was incredible, just a fantastic experience!
All of it!!
Thankfully, not really.. We had some setbacks, but then things always turned out for the better.
Just make sure the wedding is what YOU want, don’t give in to any one else! I spent far too much time worrying what people would think, when all that matters is you and your fiance becoming husband and wife.