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 11, 2006
photos by Lesley Nel
He was one of my bosses. We got on really well and it went on from there.
We went on a family holiday to Disney World Florida. One day we went to the magic kingdom and went to mickey mouse’s house. We were having our photo taken with mickey when neil went down on one knee asked me to marry him – then mickey gave me my ring! Everyone was crying!
I went to a bar in London with my friends. They dressed me up in a t-shirt and veil and we all had too much to drink!
Neil stayed out of my way, but he did come and look at the hotel with me and he helped choose the cake.
Confetti helped me find my dress, and the items for the tables.
I visited the store.
I bought my dress from a dress sale last october at the Confetti store.
I had a maid of honor, two adult bridesmaids and a flowergirl.
Neil had his friend Carl as best man. My brother, the boyfriend of one of the bridesmaids, my friend’s son and one of his nephew’s were ushers.
We has a church wedding.
St Nicholas Church, Harpenden.
Hanover International Hotel Dunstable.
We had a lovely old Rolls Royce Silver Dawn.
We had 50 guests to the church and 20 more in the evening.
The tables were ivory and burgundy.
Burgundy feathers, and ribbon.
Everyone had a favour box with a red cut out heart, filled with red jelly hearts.
I had ten white roses with gypsophila and leaves around the outside. The girls had dark red roses surrounded by gypsophila.
We had chicken for the main course.
We had a three-tied cake in the shape of suitcases. The bottom tier was fruit cake, the middle was sponge, and the top was a dummy cake for us to keep.
We had a DJ in the evening.
Our list was held with The Gift Registry.
We spent the first night at the reception hotel. On the monday we went to Center parcs for five days. It was lovely to get away for a bit.
Seeing Neil standing in the church, and then seeing all our friends at the reception.
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