Karen and Dean How did you meet? We used to work together at Air UK/KLM in Sales. Describe the marriage proposal. On my 30th birthday, Dean presented me with a…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: January 17, 2007
I’m 24 and he’s 26.
He proposed at the harbour in Corfu Town at night time. Was very romantic. I was only 17 at the time and happily agreed as long as we had a long engagement.
I went to stay at the Hilton in Belfast with 10 mates and had a night of partying. He had a night at the dogs with loads of friend and family then a mad party at the best man’s house.
He didn’t and that suited me just fine. He was happy to let me have the day that I had always dreamed of.
All the time. I found a soprano to sing in church through the website and also my champagne fountain.
I was never out of the Glasgow store picking up bits and bobs. The groom, ushers, best man were all wearing socks from confetti on the big day!
It was a beautiful ivory silk off the shoulder gown. I bought it at a designer dress sale and saved a fortune.
My younger sister was my bridesmaid. She wore a stunning two tone orange and gold dress.
His best friend was the best man and the ushers were a friend and an uncle. They all wore navy suits with tails and gold waistcoats. They all looked so handsome.
Merrylea Parish Church in Glasgow.
Pollokshields Burgh Halls.
A vintage ivory and burgundy Beauford and two Daimlers.
96 day time and another 30 or so in the evening.
My colours were ivory, gold and orange.
The tables were stunning. I had ivory table covers, ivory napkins with a gold bow, ivory chair covers with a gold bow and really tall vases filled with satsumas with a lovely arrangement of grass, stralitsias and orange gerberas on top as centrepieces. The guests loved it!
Mini Baileys for the ladies and mini malt whiskey for the gents as well as cigars for the gents too!
Bouquets were white calla lilies with lots of greens. Orange lilies for the mens’ suits and centrepieces were orange stralitsias, grass and orange gerberas. My florist was Every Bloomin Thing in Glasgow. She was fab!
I had outside caterers. Our menu was: pate and bannocks with chutney or melon to start. Then summer lentil soup. Then a choice of fillet steak with haggis in whiskey cream or salmon in an Italian tomato and herb broth. Then for dessert we had chocolate orange truffle cheesecake with cream. To finish we had tea, coffee and tablet. YUM!
I wasn’t too fussed about my cake and told my caterer to surprise me. I told him how much I wanted to spend and the cake was STUNNING! I’m not really into cakes but I thought it was beautiful The caterer later told me that he went way over budget as he wanted to see the look on my face when I saw how beautiful the cake was. I hardy wanted to cut it!
I had a soprano singing in church, a pianist at the drinks reception then a fab Motown band for the evening. They had the floor filled all night.
Didn’t have a gift list.
We went home on our first night together. We ended up sitting in my friend’s house (she lives next door) till 5.30am drinking champagne. We went to Jamaica on honeymoon.
Walking out of the church as husband and wife. We were so happy and felt we could relax after the service.
Just the usual family woes. Nothing major.
I wouldn’t change it for the world. I had the most amazing day. My advice would be to chill out and enjoy it. Don’t get too upset about little details. You only have one wedding day so don’t spend it getting upset that something has gone wrong or its raining, etc.