Written by Paula Jones Last updated: October 29, 2009
1st August 2009
Through a friend in a our local pub when we live in Dartford, Kent
28 and 31
Outside the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas on 3rd April 2007, he went down one one knee!
I went on a Dirty Dancing Tribute night
Yes we did everything together apart from the dress and his suits.
I used it for ideas for colour scheme, table and flower arrangements
I bought a guest book and bridesmaid gifts
I bought it in November 2008 from a local bridal shop where I live in Gravesend, Kent
I had 4 bridesmaids, and 1 flower girl. The adult bridesmaids wore black dresses with a white band to fit in with the colour scheme which was black and white. Also 3 page boys!
They were grey suits.
The Knowle Country House, Higham, Kent
Same as the ceremony, The Knowle Country House
Yes I had a 1930s style white Beauford.
We had 80 guest for the day and extra 45 for the evening reception
Black and white colour scheme
I had white roses for my bouquet, the bridesmaids had white carnations. I had square vases with roses for head table and square vases with white carnations for the rest of the tables. I used ‘Evergreen Florist’ based in Blackfen.
Catering was done in house, guests could choose from 3 starter and 3 main prior to the wedding,.
We had 3 tiers in black and white with a water fountain. We had fruit for top, vanilla and chocolate at the bottom.
We had a string quartet for the day and DJ in the evening.
We registered with Thomas Cook and people paid towards our honeymoon in Turkey.
We spent our first night in a four poster bed in ‘The Manor Hotel’ in Gravesend.
Once we had exchanged our vows, the speeches and the ride in the car around the village after the ceremony.
Lots of family drama!! Mother in law caused issues on the day!
I probably wouldn’t use adult bridesmaids, children are much easier to deal with! Also be realistic about the budget when planning.