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: November 2, 2006
We met in the Red Lion pub in Holmes Chapel when I was on a girly night out.
I’m 26 and Chris is 25.
Chris proposed on a plane at 36,000 ft when we had just entered Greek airspace on our way to Mykonos two summers ago.
Yes. I had a great hen in Leeds. We had pampering treatments in the afternoon and then went for a Mexican at night. This was followed by dancing until the early hours. I had a work hen too – heaven and hell theme. The boys went for a meal at Belleview dog track.
Yes. He helped me fold and stick lots as I made the menus and table plan myself.
Yes. Used forum to get advice and ordered a few bits.
I bought it from the confetti cafe! It is ivory with burgundy flowers down the bodice and a burgundy lace up back. I felt gorgeous in it.
Yes. Samantha from university and Jessica whom I have known since I was born. They wore silver/grey short a-line dresses bought from confetti cafe too. They looked gorgeous.
His two brothers were best men as he is a triplet. They wore tuxedos with burgundy cummerbunds and bow ties. The ushers were Matt, David, John and Errol.
St Luke’s Church Holmes Chapel.
The Cottage Restaurant and Lodge, Allostock
I was taken to church in a vintage Jag driven by a family friend. We also had a red London bus to take the guests to the reception.
94 and they all came to the whole day.
We had ivory, silver and burgundy.
Single burgundy anthuriums on the tables with burgundy and silver confetti.
Yes. The ladies had a little bottle of rose wine and the men had scratch cards.
The florist was Lisianthus in Middlewich. They were fab. My bouquet was black baccara roses and ivory roses with anthuriums and aspidistra leaves. The roses had diamante pins in too. The BMs had round posies made from the same roses and the men had single black baccara rose buttonholes. The florist also did two pedestals for the church and bay trees for the church door.
The venue did the catering. We had a salad of chicken and avocado with sour cream dressing and toasted almonds to start followed by a hot beef carver buffet. We had a chocolate fountain for dessert.
A three tiered chocolate creation from Waitrose with cointreau in it. Highly recommended!
A disco – he was fab! The dance floor was full from 9pm until 1am.
First night was spent at the venue. We then went to St Lucia for 10 nights at Sandals Halcyon Beach. This was fantastic – booked through Going Places.
Having the front door open when my mum and bridesmaids left for the church and hearing the bells ringing.
No – enjoy every minute and do things your way.