Written by Paula Jones Last updated: January 2, 2011
Saturday 20th November 2010
We meet 9 years, in our local pub. His chat up line was “did you go to my school” and he walked me and my friend home and swapped numbers. Our first date was at the TC on the world cup final!
Iam 24 and Andrew is 27
Andrew asked me on christmas morning 2005,
Andrew went to Magaluf for 4 days with his large group of friends. I was very boring and didnt do anything, me and Andrew have two little boys (Archie and Freddie). Andrew wouldnt have coped if i went away for that long! Me and the children had a mini hen party.
Andrew was brill with the wedding plans, helping with seating plans, childminding and getting his suits ordered. He even helped with venue dressing!!!!
We ordered some of your lovely products online. We had a vintage theme with birdcage table arrangements and used the bird placecards (which our guests loved!)
My dress was by coco couture, it was a full princess dress in red. It had beaded details on the bodice with a tie back. I had a black underskirt made and wore black satin shoes.
I had 3 adult bridesmaid, my best friend Hazel, my sister Sarah and Andrews niece Lauren. I also had my cousin, Grace as my lovely flowergirl
Andrew asked best friend, Alex to be his bestman. They have been friends since they where 3 years old. Ushers we had Jack my brother, Gary Andrews brother and Robbie Andrews nephew. The boys all wore matching suits with black and silver waistcoats with plain black silk neck ties, Andrew had a red neck tie to match my dress. Archie and Freddie (mine and Andrews children) wore suits and ties matching Andrew.
We had a civil ceremony. We asked my sister and Andrews brother to do readings.
We had our ceremony at Worsley Marriott golf and country club in Manchester.
We held our reception at Worsley Marriott same as our ceremony. As we have the boys it was easier to have everything in one place.
No, as we got ready at the hotel so there was no need for wedding transport and was staying there that night
We had 75 people during the day and around 120 at night.
We had a vintage theme, using red and black with a hint of silver.
Iam a florist (9 years) so i did all the venue dressing. We had large birdcages, sat on a grouped ‘posy pad’ arrangement. I used lots of fruit, grand prix roses, shamrocks and berries. I tied black vintage lace bows on the birdcages and pinned on vintage brooches. We had bird placecards and black tealight holder, we also had pearls and black beads on the tables.
No, we had casino tables at our reception instead.
I made all our wedding flowers the day before the wedding. My wedding bq was made up using grand prix roses and black callas. I started by making a frame using black wire and had a large handtie of roses in the center. I wrapped the callas with ivy around the frame and had it tailing to the floor. I glued vintage brooches in the bq. My bridesmaid had red/green hydrangeas with rolled leaves and my flowergirl had black callas. Andrew had a calla with hydrangea flower heads, the rest of the groomsmen had grandprix roses.
We had a ham hock terrine to start, beef and then Worsley sticky toffee pudding.
We got our cake from M&S and i added some touches!
We had a string quartet during our ceremony and drinks reception (manchester string quartet) they played ‘manchester music’. We asked them to play oasis etc, and a dj from bwfc at our reception.
No we asked for money, because we have been together for many years and already have our house we didnt need anything.
We stayed at our venue the night of the wedding. We havent planned our honeymoon yet.
Walking into the ceremony and seeing Andrew.
Yes, way to many to list!!!
Yeah, if your a florist dont do you own flowers. It was so stressful, trying to run the shop with my aunty and trying to get anything done in time.