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 at a kick boxing class which luke teaches.
He tried to propose by the beach but I got in the car because I was cold so it ended up happening in the front room at home!
There were 14 hens and we went for food, then to a casino and then on to a club. The stags went for dinner and then on a pub crawl.
He paid for it! (ha ha!)
The weekly reminders were a God send as there was stuff on there that hadn’t even crossed my mind.
No, I never got round to it.
Yes, I got 24 cake bubbles online and they were a great hit with the kids.
I got my dress from a shop in Southampton. I went to try on an oyster and red dress I had ordered but fell in love with an ivory dress with black detail and diamonte – wow!
We had our two girls who were wearing ivory and my older sister who was in black. They had cerise pink flowers.
The best man was Deggie who has been around forever, and the ushers were three relatives and a friend. They all wore black pinstriped suits with silver waistcoats and cravats, apart from the groom and best man who wore black cravats.
We had a religious ceremony.
In a beautiful village church.
South Wiltshire golf course.
We had an old vintage Ford A in black and ivory, decorated with bright pink ribbon.
There were 114 for the day and another 105 joined us in the evening.
Our colour theme was black and white with a splash of bright pink. We put a lot of feathers in wine glasses and around the cake table.
For the men there were black and white tuxedo favors, and for the ladies we gave ivory hearts with a black ribbon.
There were three chocolate hearts in each of the boxes.
I had a crystal bouquet tied with black and white ribbon. The two youngest bridesmaids had baskets, and my sister had a bouquet of cerise pink. I bought the flowers on ebay – they were wooden roses and a local girl made them up for me.
The venue did it all for us and for a great price. We had an informal cold buffet which everyone enjoyed.
I decided from day one I wanted a three-tier horse shoe shape, in ivory and them with a spray of babybreeze on each corner(pink and ivory. My mum had to make it and has said never again!
We made our own during the day and then had quiet music from 6pm and a disco from 7.30pm
As we both had our own houses to begin with and had been living together for four years we didn’t have a list – we just said that there were larger items we wanted and if anyone wanted to contribute they could.
Our first night was spent in a local hotel called The Grasmewe and our honeymoon was a cruise around the Med.
Getting my sister to go under my dress and adjust my creeping underwear – not very lady like I know but it was extremey funny…and the vows of course.
Only that it was raining all morning and dark and gloomy. 30 minutes before I left for church it dried up and the sun came out!
I was so relaxed all morning but I think a little too much as it became a bit of a mad panic about an hour befor the wedding. Remember to take a step back every hour or so to take it all in, otherwise the day will go so quickly and you wont remember much about it – that was the best advice I was given.