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: September 10, 2007
4th August 2007
Met in February 1998 through a mutual friend, Catherine, who was a witness to our wedding.
He proposed at home just us. Exactly how I wanted it to be.
Yes I had two, first in Tiger Tiger in Leeds and second in Chiquitos in Bury. He went to local pub.
He helped with all decisions, invite making, bridesmaid dress choosing, and suit choosing.
Yes, the forums and the invite making.
Yes we visited the Leeds store and bought things for the invites.
I had a Sincerity dress (3112) in light gold. It was a heavily beaded bodice with an organza lace up back, full skirt and long train, with same embroidery round the bottom of the dress and up the train. I bought it from local boutique, Love & Cherish in Greenmount.
I had one adult bridesmaid. We have known each other since primary school. She wore a chocolate brown dress for the same shop as mine, with embroidery on the bodice with a sweetheart neckline. I also had my two nieces and Colin’s niece. They wore ivory dresses from Debenhams with details around the neck and waist.
His best man was his brother, the ushers were my brother, step dad and two nephews. They wore chocolate brown suits from Pronuptia.
St Philips Church, Stubbins.
Higher Trapp Country House Hotel, Simonstone.
We had an open top Beauford Tourer that took me, mum and dad to church and then an Austin Healey Princess for the bridesmaids.
We had 91 to the afternoon reception and then an extra 50 in the evening.
Chocolate and Champagne theme throughout with orange flowers.
We had chocolate favours with guest names on that we used for place names, we had ivory tablecloths and brown napkins, we sprinkled brown and ivory rose petals on the tables along with gold hearts on the table mirrors, we had two orange gerberas in tall vases. We also had champagne glass bubbles and ivory table cameras.
Chocolate hearts with the guest names on from Slatterys in Whitefield, they were fantastic and everyone commented on them, and very good value for money.
I had a bouquet of chocolate roses, mango calla lilies and orange gerberas, with diamonds in the rose heads. My bridesmaid had calla lilies. Colin had a calla lily button hole and the other men had organge roses. Flowers were from Highfields of Ramsbottom. Highly recommended.
We had mozzarella cheese wrapped in proscuito ham, followed by vegetable soup, for the main we had chicken breast with a sausage and wild rice forcemeat with potatoes and vegetables followed by strawberry meringue and coffee. Catering was provided by venue and was delicious.
We had two. An uniced fruit cake made by my dad, decorated with flowers and cherries and a cake of cheeses decorated with fruit and a topper of us in our wedding outfits. The cheese we got from our local butcher.
We had a DJ in the evening and a chocolate fountain that went down really well.
We had a gift list with Next but mainly received money and vouchers.
We spent the first night at the hotel, we went to Tarporley for two nights the following week and we are going to New Zealand and Australia in January 2008 for seven weeks.
Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Colin looking back at me and saying our vows in front of all our family and friends.
The hairdresser was 25 minutes late and therefore put everything back so the morning of the wedding was really rushed and I ended up being 35 minutes late.
I was really worried it would rain on the wedding day and it did, it didn’t spoil it one bit, it eased off by the time we got out of church so we could have pictures and confetti throwing, the only thing I would do differently is spend more time with husband on the day, but that is a lot easier said than done!