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 lived next door but one to each other.
23 & 29.
We just talked about it and set a date for our engagement party. It just seemed the next step to take.
Yes, husband went to the races and then a night around Liverpool, while I went away to Tenerife for a girl’s week with my bridesmaids. Back home, for the mums and everyone else, 13 of us spent a day at a spa, then stayed in a 5-star hotel in Harrogate, where we enjoyed a lovely meal and a wild night on the town.
He had a say in everything and was quite upset if I didn’t consult or involve him. I soon learnt to ask his opinion about everything.
I was always on confetti, nearly every day for a year before that wedding. I became addicted to the cafe and found the other B2Bs so helpful. The To Do list was a God send too. I found that this site was the only place I could come to discuss my plans without boring people.
It was an ivory A-line two-piece dress. The top half had pale pink flower details and had a sweetheart neckline with thin straps. The skirt had the same detail around the bottom of the train.
Yes, I had 4: my sister-in-law and 3 friends that I have known for 11 years. They wore strapless, slim-line pale pink dresses.
Jamie chose his cousin to be his best man, as he is his longest friend. He then had 6 ushers, including 3 of his friends whom he had known for years, my two brothers and a friend who we had met together.
St Luke’s Church, East Morton, West Yorkshire.
Hoyle Court Hall at Baildon, West Yorkshire.
Beauford and Daimler.
84 guests were invited to the wedding plus a further 40 were invited to the evening reception.
Pink and ivory. Feathers were used in flowers, on the tables and on the cake.
Feathers sprinkled on the table and amongst the flowers on the table decorations. There was also a feather on the corner of everyone’s place card.
Yes, the ladies had an ivory cube with pink ribbon and 5 love heart chocolates, while the men had lottery tickets in a pink envelope.
My bouquet was a tear-drop shape with feathers sprinkled in and amongst the flowers. There were cream and candy bianca roses and Jamie wore a matching pink rose. The bridesmaids had ivory roses with pink feathers and the ushers and best man also had ivory roses. My mum had an ivory handbag spray and Jamie’s mum had a fancy ivory female button hole. The florist was Bouquets at Saltaire, West Yorkshire.
Starter: Fan of melon with seasonal fruits and kiwi coulis.Main: Lamb in red wine sauce, ratatouille, potatoes in herb sauce and beans wrapped in bacon.Pudding: Strawberry meringue with raspberry coulis.
Three-tier plain white cake with icing bobbles, a pale pink ribbon around the bottom of every tier and a spray of feathers and crystals sprouting from the top tier.
We had an Eva Cassidy CD playing through the meal, followed by a Beatles tribute band playing in the evening.
At home, as we had to get up early to go to the airport next day. We went to Cabarete at the Dominican Republic with Thompson Holidays.
Enjoy every moment while you can as the day totally passes in a blur. Also take ten minutes out – just you and your husband and breath in the day, as you’ll never have that ever again!