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: June 19, 2007
We met whilst hubby was on holiday in my home seaside town in Wales.
I am 23 and he is 31.
He proposed in a lovely restaurant on bended knee, the whole place stood up and cheered when I said yes!
He had a bbq at home with all the lads and us girls went for a dinner/cabaret.
He chose and booked the honeymoon as a surprise and told me where we were going in the speeches, which everyone loved!
I found great ideas and support from the message forum and found some great suppliers on there.
Bought the table cameras and personalized teddies for the flower girls online.
My dress was a blush pink Maggie sottero gown called Amanda, I chose to have swarovski crystals added and it was a fairytale gown. As a plus size girl finding something that is flattering is very difficult but when I put my dress on I felt fab!
I had one adult bridesmaid, my sister and she wore a Venus dress in smoke, which was a dark silver, and two flowergirls who wore heavily beaded silver organza dresses from the USA.
Wayne had his best friend from college, Lee, and he wore the same as the groom.
Civil ceremony with lots of reading and a rose ceremony.
The Marble Staircase, Stockport Town Hall
Bredbury Hall Hotel
I had a 1920’s white vintage open top car. Wayne traveled in his dad’s car that he spent 8 months doing up in his late father’s memory.
We had 45 in the day and 60 in the evening.
The colours of the day were pale pink and silver and this ran through to the table centres, etc.
We had pink large head roses in a goldfish bowl surrounded by petals.
The ladies had candles in a silver organza bag, the men had Thorntons chocolates and the children had goodie bags.
The only flowers used on the day were pale pink akito roses and white roses and lots of diamontes! Our florist was Orchard Designs of Stockport.
We had vegetable soup, roast chicken (I had salmon) and profiteroles to finish, the hotel catered for us.
We had a cake from Marks and Spencers, a mix or fruit and sponge, decorated with edible glitter and fresh roses…yummy!
We had a string trio for the ceremony and drinks reception and a DJ in the evening.
We had a gift list with Next and accepted cash for our honeymoon.
We spent our first night at Bredbury Hall Hotel and we went to Meedhupparu in the Maldives for 3 weeks on honeymoon.
Waiting with my dad to go down the staircase, walking down the stairs to meet my groom, and the first dance.
Family can be hard work but try and ignore them and enjoy your day!
Don’t stress about minute details… none of that matters on the day, you are so happy and on a high. Be prepared for the post wedding blues! It is quite hard but passes with time!