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: October 31, 2006
We met whilst we were both at university – Kevin’s flatmate was my friend’s cousin so we met through them.
I’m 24 and Kevin is 25.
Kevin proposed to me after only four months of going out! We were on holiday in Tenerife and he proposed in a hot air balloon!
I had my hen night in Glasgow at the Curry Karaoke – great fun and great food! Kevin also had his stag in Glasgow, going out for a meal and then on to a few pubs.
Kevin and I planned all of the wedding ourselves, calling on others where necessary! He was particularly useful with dealing with our venue, although he also arranged a surprise honeymoon to Jamaica too!
I used the chat forums a lot to ask questions, and also looked at the dress and venue search pages.
I bought cufflinks for the ushers and best man, and also my favour bags and chocolates. These were all bought online apart from the chocolate which was bought from the Glasgow store.
My dress was ‘Caramelo’ by San Patrick – I bought it brand new through the Internet, not only to save money but it wasn’t stocked in any shops local to me.
My two sisters, Jennifer and Karen, were my bridesmaids. They wore beautiful burgundy dresses from House of Fraser.
Kevin chose his brother and my brother as his ushers, and his other brother as Best Man. They all wore kilts.
We had a civil ceremony.
It was held at Bunchrew House Hotel in Inverness.
The reception was also held at Bunchrew. The staff was wonderful at organising everything on the day.
We had around 80 guests to the day and further work colleague guests in the evening.
Our theme was burgundy.
We had burgundy favours and petals scattered over the tables, plus dark red roses on every table.
The female guests received burgundy chocolates in white organza bags, and sweets for the children.
We used Debenhams.
Our first night was spent at the hotel, our honeymoon was in Jamaica and was booked with Sandals. It was perfect.
My advice is that if any little things go wrong on the day, ignore them! Also take ‘time out’ with your new husband to appreciate your special day together.