I proposed to my boyfriend Stuart last week. Sadly, I wasn't able to do it on the 29th, but did do it on the 1st of March. I wrote him…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: July 22, 2009
When I joined the local gym in January 2006, Stuart took me for my programme and I giggled all the way through it, when I went back the next day he waited outside the changing rooms and asked me out!
I am 27 and Stuart is 29
Stuart arranged with my boss for me to have a few days off over valentines day 2007, without me knowing! He then whisked me of to a gorgeous hotel in Stirling, after our meal that night we walked up to Stirling castle and whilst looking out over the city he whipped out some champagne and two glasses and then asked me to marry him!
I had a murder mystery night with my friends in Dundee, and Stuart dressed up as Rolf Harris and went out on an Australian themed pup crawl in Edinburgh
He organised all the legal stuff and the paperwork!
I was always looking on the Confetti website for ideas and inspiration, I loved all the colour schemes, in the end I went for a pink and cream colour scheme I had seen in one of the magazines.
I always had an idea of a 1950′s style tea dress but had never seen one, I decided I should go try on a few dresses to try and find the right sort of style that suited me, while at my appointment, the dressmaker showed me a pattern she was going to make up, it was perfect and once it was made and I tried it on I knew it was perfect!
I chose my two best friends from high school, Lisa and Louise and my best friend from Art College, Cheryl. I managed to get their dresses in the John Lewis sale! They were the same style as my dress, a dusky pink with one shoulder strap and silver beading down the front
The groom and best man wore grey spirit tartan with a grey tweed jacket, black shirt and pink cravat
In Ossian’s Hall, in Dunkeld woods, it’s a viewpoint overlooking a waterfall
Atholl Arms Hotel in Dunkeld
40 to the ceremony and reception and another 50 to the ceilidh
Pink and cream
I grew my own tulips and had big vases of beautiful tulips on the table, with little bowls of sweets and mini crackers
Little heart shaped biscuits in a pink organza bag with their name embroidered onto a little label
The bouquets were silk flowers, they were pink and cream roses with green leaves and crystals. I also had big vases of tulips that were pink and cream.
We had a roast chicken dinner the restaurant provided, then in the evening everyone brought a dish and we had a buffet, there was also a chocolate fountain
My mum made it, it was a three tiered waterfall with trees! Each layer was different, chocolate, sponge and fruit cake
We had a ceilidh in the evening
We stayed in Dunkeld on the first night in a B&B, for the honeymoon we went to the Dominican Republic with Thomas Cook
When the car pulled up, it was amazing
We realised we hadn’t licensed the venue six weeks before the wedding, it was supposed to be done, 8 weeks before!
Give your groom a call just before the wedding, there will be things you are both panicking about and it really helps to talk to someone who is going through the same thing!