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 4, 2010
We met on a night out in town.
My husbands 26, I’m 30.
My husband proposed on Christmas morning 2006, he gave me my presents all wrapped up & sat next to me when I opened them. I didn’t realise a box fell out of my ‘me to you’ bear, and there it was, my engagement ring! I was so overwhelmed i couldnt stop laughing. After saying yes to my perfect partner we had a magical christmas full of celebrations!
I had 2 hen parties: 1 for 6 friends in Magaluf (weekend of partying) & 1 for my family & friends who could not make the one abroad. We hired a limosine and a restaurant, it was the perfect party and get together. Both were fabulous times! Christopher went to Prague for the weekned with family & friends ( drinking weekend hehe), we highly enjoyed our hen & stag doo’s.
Christopher was really good at planning our wedding, he booked the photographer & videographer, chose the flowergirl dresses and generally helped with everything. We shared all our planning so it wasn’t a big strain, we preferred to do things together.
We used Confetti alot, we made ourselfs a check list and ticked everything off as we bought it or booked it. This was a really good idea and Confetti helped us with lots of ideas too.
We bought table decorations from the online store and a table planner. They arrived quickly, we were very pleased.
I wore a white princess wedding dress with swarovski crystals on the bodice & skirt, bought from a bridal store called Corniche in Liverpool.
We had 4 bridesmaids & 3 flower girls.
Christopher chose his twin brother David as his best man, my brother Andrew as an usher and his friend Peter.
We had a Catholic church wedding.
St Edmunds Church in Waterloo.
Alicia Hotel, Sefton Park.
We hired Barrington’s wedding cars and also booked a luxury coach.
We had 60 guests in the day time and an extra 70-80 evening guests.
Our theme was pink and white butterflies with pink organza.
We hand tied butterflies on the candelabra and anywere we could hang them on. We also used organza pink bags with sugar almonds on the table.
We gave them alcohol minatures and sugared almonds. The children had bubbles and a selection of sweets.
My flowers were pink roses with diamontes and glitter spray. My bridesmaids had hand tied roses with diamontes and the flowergirls had butterfly wands and a small bouquet with a pink rose in the centre.
Our hotel provided the food, we had a lot to choose from so thought we would go for something very simple. We decided on a typical chicken roast dinner. I thought it would be a average roast, but it was fabulous and very big.
We went for the cup cakes, there were 6 tiers of 102 cup cakes with sugar & cream on top, decorated with pink butterflies. It was made by David Cakes of Distinction and it was amazing and full of flavour.
The hotel provided music throughout the day and a dj in the evening to entertain our guests.
We chose not to have a gift list.
We stayed at the Alicia hotel in the honeymoon suit, it was really nice.
Marrying my lovely partner and watching our beautiful children and guests enjoy themselves. Our day was so special and we now have the beautiful memories which will last forever.
No! Thankfully not! Everything went exactly to plan.
We started planning our wedding 2 and a half years in advance so this way we had everything we wanted and had time to look around and choose. It was perfect as we had the right amount of time to save up too.