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: February 25, 2008
1st September 2007
We met at our local go kart track. I was working as a part time receptionist and Rob was working as a track marshall. He sneakily got hold of my mobile number (via work) and we started texting each other.
Im 23 and Rob is 22
Rob proposed when we went out for a walk in the hills around Wendover woods (close to where we live). It was freezing but very romantic!
We both had hen and stag do’s. I went on a London party boat cruise with my hens which was fab (highly recommend it!) and Rob went into London with his stags for a meal and to the comedy club.
He was great, helped as much as he could making things with me like the stationary and when it came to putting the marquee up he was there helping to organise everything. Rob was very involved.
The forums were a great help, and we bought some bits as well as gifts.
I wore a Mori Lee dress called Blossom. It wasn’t a popular style as it was off the shoulder with small cap sleeves. It had lovely sparkly detailing on the bodice and train. I also had a veil which was waist length and a tiara made by Debbie at East Beach Designs. Was gorgeous. Also as we had a marquee I opted for some Faith wedge sandles! It worked a treat and i didn’t sink in the grass!
I had one adult bridesmaid, my best friend Nicola who wore a Debenhams evening dress in gold and my flower girl was my niece Lucy who also wore a Debenhams dress in ivory.
Rob had his brother Steven has his best man and our friend Stephen as his usher.
We had a religious ceremony.
At Bledlow Church
In my parents garden in a marquee
We did, we hired a burgundy convertible Beauford which was stunning!
We had around 80 to the day and 40-50 extra to the evening.
Our colours were gold, ivory and copper. We didn’t really have a theme a such, all very traditional, classic touches.
We had an ivory rose centre piece with small gold candle sticks with round candles on, as well as gold favour boxes and ivory name cards with small paper roses. Also had napkins in the shape of fans which were gold and ivory.
Yes we gave small gold boxes with ivory roses on top with a bath cube fizzer inside. Something a little different from sugared almonds.
I had a mix of flowers, real and artificial as Rob suffers from hayfever so we used Sarah’s Flowers for buttonholes and the bouquets but real flowers in the church and on the guest tables at the reception. It was mainly ivory roses and cala lillies which worked very well.
We hired a caterer and had pate with french bread to start, followed by traditional turkey roast dinner with cranberry sauce and apple pie with cream to finish.
My mum made our cake, it was traditional fruit 3 tiered cake. My sister iced it and I decorated it.
We had a DJ in the evening who is also a family friend and did a great job for us.
Yes with John Lewis.
Our first night was spent at our local hotel, the rose and crown and then we went to Devon for our honeymoon and stayed in a converted boat house on the river dart. Was really beautiful place to stay, and we are hoping to go back some day. We booked the boat house through helpful holidays.
There were so many! walking up the aisle i think, a mixture of emotions, being scared, excited, worried, etc. Trying to smile and hold back tears at the same time!
There were a few, on the day we noticed our usher had the same waistcoat as Rob which was a bit of a pain. Also the caterer cut the cake before Rob and I had a chance to which was also a bit of a shame, but something will always go wrong, nothing was too much of a nightmare or ruined our day!
I would take more of a step back and stop trying to please all our family and friends, your wedding is about you and your hubby to be not about who sits next to who at the reception. You cant please all of the people all of the time.