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: May 3, 2007
Had each known each other’s families for a long time but officialy met on the electrical aisle at B&Q in 2002.
25 and 26.
At a hotel on his birthday.
My hen party was organised by my cousin. A group of us went for a meal, a few drinks and into a nightclub. Chris went for a meal and a few pints for his stag do.
He sorted the cars, helped with the music and generally nodded along in all the right places.
Yes! I loved Confetti in the run up. I got lots of ideas off other brides-to-be.
I ordered favour boxes over the Internet which were great!
My dress was by Angel Brides and was very plain. I also has a cathedral length veil with diamantes scattered over it, which added a little drama.
I had two bridesmaids. My cousin Caroline and my best friend Rebecca. They wore gold dresses which I had made for them. This was a bit hectic as Rebecca lives in Russia and didn’t fly home until 3 days before the wedding!
Chris had his dad as his best man and had his younger brother and two friends as ushers. They all had matching suits and waistcoats but Chris and his dad had gold ties and the ushers and my dad had pink ties.
We had a religious ceremony in the church that both families attend.
Holy Trinity and Christ Church, Stalybridge, Cheshire.
La Pergola Hotel, Saddleworth.
We hired two brand new Mercedes cars and a people carrier. The cars were Chris’ favourite part of the day!!
We had about 80 guests officially invited to the church and meal, although the church probably had more like 120 people in it. For the evening there was a about 130 people.
We went for a cream, gold and pink theme. The gold came in as it was the only colour that suited both bridesmaids.
All of the table linen was cream, with gold heart confetti scattered on it. Cream favour boxes tied with pink ribbon and pink flowers in the centre of each table.
We had a disaster with the favours. We were having Hershey’s Kisses but when we tasted them before making up the favours the chocolate was off. So we very quickly had to buy chocolate mints to put in them. The guests enjoyed them though. However I’d forgotten to put the top tables favour in so we had ours the next day.
All of our flowers were done by Chris’ aunt, who is a florist. I loved by bouquet, which was made up a calla lilies and cream and miniture pink roses. The bridesmaids’ flowers were pink and cream roses and the men all had calla lilies with a miniture pink rose push inside. All the flowers had diamante pins in them which looked great when the sun hit them.
The venue was great with the menu and let us pick and choose a bit according to some of the guests. We had leek and potato soups, roast beef and all the trimmings and finished with brandy snap baskets and strawberrys.
My aunty made our wedding cake, as she’s a cake maker. It was four tiers – three fruit and one sponge.
We just had a disco in the evening.
We made our gift list up as there were too many different shops that we wanted things from.
We spent our first night at the hotel where we’d had the reception. Our honeymoon was in Rhodes and was very relaxing and hot!
Chris crying as I came down the aisle and getting my veil stuck in a grid!
Have the reception videoed. We only had the wedding recorded but I really wish I’d had the reception done as well. Big advice – enjoy it as it goes too fast!