Written by Paula Jones Last updated: October 9, 2009
We met 7 years ago in Blackpool, on a caravan site! Darren (Dee) was a friend of a friend. We’d always heard of one another but never actually met. A group of us were all going out on the town and that’s how we met, I really didn’t like him at first but 7 years later…
I’m 28 and Dee is 32
In Newquay at the harbour, we were staying with Dee’s family down there, he asked me to go for a drive, we ended up at the harbour, he sat me on his knee and said there’s something I want to ask you…. I said yes and he pulled out the ring that I’d wanted for years, it was perfect!!
Dee went back to Newquay for his stag do where his friends dressed him up for a weekend of madness. The girlies all went to Blackpool for a night on the town in fancy dress, all 30 of us! it was hysterical.
He picked his own & the men’s suits and basically said if you want it go and get it. He was in charge of sending out the invites too.
YES, the forums are fantastic, I’ve made loads of new friends and had some very good advice and support from them, the girls are great!
I had a Ronald Joyce gown 55034 a real princess one, ivory, massive and loads of glitter it was absolutely stunning. I’m just gutted I don’t get to wear it again.
My bridesmaids were my sister, friend, nephew and niece. The girls all had full length pale gold dresses and Lucas my nephew wore full highland wear and at 2 yrs of age he looked fabulous, especially with his bagpipes!!
All of the men had morning suits with tails in black and gold they looked so smart, Dee’s best man was his best friend Will, his ushers were his two brothers Gavin and Neil.
Anvil Hall, Gretna. It’s a renovated Catholic church it was lovely. We had the best of both worlds; a civil ceremony in a church!
At the Gables Hotel, Gretna. Everything was fantastic there, I couldn’t fault one thing!
I had a Beauford convertible and Hubbie had a stretch limo.
19 came to the wedding and reception in Gretna but we had a separate evening reception the week after where 250 people came.
Black and Gold to go with the suits etc. I do balloons and wedding cakes so it was great to be let loose to do what we wanted.
The balloons were black and gold.
Yes, bottles of cava & sugared almonds they were lovely.
I didn’t have flowers I made Swarovski crystal boquets. OMG the sparkling they did! Everyone commented on them they were, and still are fab!!
Leek and potato, soup fillet steak with new potatoes and veg which was to die for then fruit salad and pouring cream.
I made our wedding cake it was 4 tiers with crystals and lights on it .
Yes the evening of the actual wedding we had a casino roulette table the evening of our reception we had a duo called NRG who were brilliant. They were really up to date and just fantastic. They made the night and everyone still says how good they were.
No we asked for donations towards our honeymoon.
Our 1st night was in our bridal suit in Gretna, the 1st night after our evening reception was in the DeVere Whites in Bolton. We booked our honeymoon with Olympic Holidays. We went to Turkey for a week which was brilliant.
Aaw there’s just too much! I couldn’t possibly choose, it was all just perfect with no hitches at all.
Not one, which I was really surprised about.
No, I wouldn’t do anything differently, I just wish we could do it all again. I would definitely say, have some time alone to take in the day as it whizzes past so quickly.