Jessica and Stuart Real Wedding Story

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Jessica and Stuart

When was your wedding?

21st march 2009

How and when did you meet?

I met my husband on a 2 week holiday to Skegness in 2007

How old are you both?

I’m 30 he’s 36

Where, when and how did he (or you!) propose?

He asked me to marry him on Christmas day

Did you have hen and stag celebrations? If so, what did you do?

Us girls went for a low key hen night with a meal and drinks and my partner hit the town

How did your groom help with the wedding planning?

He helped with everything then I re-arranged it all behind his back

Tell us about your outfit, and where you bought it

I bought my fairytale dress from Purplehaze in Keighley as it was like Belles’ dress in beauty and the beast

Did you have bridesmaids? If so, who did you choose and what did they wear?

I had 3 bridesmaids, one was dressed in a chocolate brown and ivory ruched dress and I hired two stormtroopers as my other two!

Who did your groom choose for his best man and ushers, and what did they wear?

The best man his mate Dale, the ushers were our son and nephew

Did you have a civil or religious ceremony?


Where did you hold your ceremony?

Steeton Hall Hotel

Where did you hold your reception?

Steeton Hall Hotel

How many guests did you invite to your wedding, and did you have a separate evening guest list?

50 and 70 for the night do

Did your reception have a particular theme in terms of colour or style?

Ivory and chocolate with cream

How did you incorporate this in to your table settings?

Tables were simple but made stylish

Did you give your guests favours?

Yes, mini love heart sweets

Describe your flowers (bouquets and table decorations). Who was your florist?

Table flowers were in a tall vase with white pebbles and was a single white rose with green foliage, my flowers were white roses with mixture of other flowers

What did you choose to have on your menu? Did you have an outside caterer or did your venue handle the catering?

we had a simple Sunday dinner

What did you choose for your wedding cake, and who made it?

My friend made mine and we had 2 – one for day one for night

Did you have any entertainment during the day or evening?

Yes, we had a dj for the night

Where did you spend your first night and honeymoon? Who did you book your honeymoon with?

We spent the night at the hotel where we got married

What was your most memorable moment of the day?

Stuarts’ face when the stormtroopers walked in and Darth Vader gave me away. He didn’t have a clue it was my gift to him!

Did you experience any “nightmare” moments in the run up to your wedding or on the day?

Yes the day before I found out my nail lady had closed and I didn’t know. The bridesmaid’s sash on her dress was the wrong colour so we had to have it changed quickly

Is there anything you would do differently, or any advice you would give to other brides?

No, all I can say is keep it simple and the way you want it, it’s your day and your not here to please others.

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