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 23, 2007
We met in 2000 at work! It was love over the frozen aisles- at Iceland. I didn’t even like him at first! But it did not take me long to find out what a lovely man he is.
I am 23. Rob’s 24.
Rob proposed to me on our first holiday abroad together! It was so romantic, we went out for a lovely meal with lots of wine then went for a long walk. We reached the end of the harbour and he proposed to me there – of course I said yes and we had a lovely clap from the local fishermen.
Yes we both did – we had two! I went into London first to a cocktail bar – then onto Tiger, Tiger. My second one was a Dirty Dancing tribute night and it was great. Rob went into London for his first one nearly breaking his arm, and for his second one he went to the local pub with a group of his friends.
Rob was great – he helped me with every last detail. Without him, I don’t know what I would have done, but it was also the support of my whole family that was excellent.
Yes, very much so – from dresses to table decorations. It was great.
Yes loads – I bought my bridemaid gifts, feathers, table decorations and cameras from Confetti.
My dress was stunning – it was from Confetti and Lace in Lakeside. A big traditional dress. My mum choose it actually. It was called Seashell and I really did feel like a princess on my big day. I had never felt so beatiful in my entire life.
I had three bridemaids – Emma, 23, Catherine, 15, and Caitlin, 7. The two older ones had deep red dresses from Debenhams and the youngest had a white dress from BHS. They also has white fluffy capes as well. They really did look lovely for a winter wedding.
They had grey suits with a cream waistcoat and tie – Rob had the same except he had a red tie to stand out in the pictures.
St.Erkenwalds Church in Barking, Essex.
Thurrock Hotel – Essex.
Oh yes, me and Rob had a 1937 vintage Rolls Royce and my bridemaids had a limousine Daimler.
We had 93 guest to our sit down then another 100 to the evening reception.
The theme was romantic as it was so near to Valentine’s Day so there was lots of red.
We had red rose petals and love heart foil shaped ballons. We also had red feathers in all the guest glasses. We had chair covers in red and white which really set the room off.
Yes our guest had favors from Thorntons.
My florist was Katy from Ballon Power – I had grand prix red roses with diamonds in each head. They looked so beautiful. My bridesmaids had red handties and all the button holes where red roses.
Our venue handled the catering – we had soup to start then lamb roast then our wedding cake which was very yummy.
We had a four tiered white chocolate and sponge cake decorated with red fresh fruits. It looked amazing.
We had a DJ.
No – we just asked for money to put towards things for our new home.
We stayed at the Thurrock Hotel on our first night – we booked our honeymoon with First Choice. We had two weeks in the Maldives. It was beautiful and worth every penny we paid.
It was walking down the aisle – I was so emotional. I cried my eyes out. It really was everything I hoped it would be. It was the best day of my life.
Oh God, yes! Thye made my wedding dress fourinches too small so I had to have a whole new dress made a month before my big day- our original venue was cancelled before the wedding – someone smashed into our car the week before. I could go on and on!
I would not change a thing! The day was perfect. The only thing I would say is make sure you get time with your husband. Me and Rob set a time in the evening to dance so from 9pm, we were on the dance floor so we could be together and that way it makes everyone else get up. Cherish the day it goes so fast – just enjoy it – it iss the best day of your life.
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