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 9, 2006
We met through some friends and he just so happened to live around the corner from me!
I am 24 and Dave is 25.
We were about to go out to a barbecue and he popped the question. Nothing really romantic!
I went to London for the day with close family and had a fantastic time. I also went out in Leamington Spa for drinks and a nice meal. Dave went bowling and then out in Leamington for drinks.
Dave helped me throughout all of the planing. We tried to make most of the decisions together.
We bought our personalised chocolate favours from confetti and they were fantastic.
My dress was white with silver embroidery and diamonte on the bodice. It was made by Mon Cheri. It was bought from Eternal Bride in Warwick.
I had three bridesmaids, my best friend and two cousins. They wore strapless dresses which were in claret.
His best man was his best friend and the ushers were brothers of the bride and groom.
A lovely religious ceremony.
St Mary’s Church in Cubbington.
The Woodhouse Hotel in Princethorpe.
We had a Rolls Royce convertible which we needed as it was so hot!
100 to the day and an additional 30 in the evening.
Our colour theme was claret and silver.
Each table had a small posy of flowers in claret. We also had a table decoration for the top table.
Yes – personalised chocolates.
My bouquet was made up of red roses, ivory roses, orchids and hypericum berries. The Bridesmaids had red roses and ivory roses. We used Fiori who were wonderful. I even got my own rose to keep as a momento which was a lovely gesture.
Homemade vegetable Soup, roast local turkey with potatoes and vegetables, profiteroles or apple strudel, coffee and chocolates
We had a three tier fruit cake.
A disco in the evening although most people stayed outside all night as it was so hot!!
No – we asked for money towards our honeymoon.
We spent our first night at the hotel. We then travelled down to Stanstead on Monday and stayed at the Hilton before catching our flight to Austria on Tuesday morning. We stayed in the lakes and mountains for 5 nights and then Salzburg for 2 nights at Hotel Sacher (it was very nice).
Walking down the aisle and saying my vows. It was such a perfect day and one that will never be forgotten.
My dressmaker hadn’t adjusted the straps on my dress properly and they kept falling down. I made sure it didn’t ruin my day though!
Check everything is as you asked for it beforehand.