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: August 9, 2006
We met when we were 11, at school, but didn’t get together until we were both 22.
He proposed after 1 year, after we’d moved in together. We went for a beautiful meal and then argued about whether he would ask me or not!
I had two hen nights: the first was a scream – we went all round Liverpool city centre in a fire engine dressed up as nurses! This is after my cousin had made some really rough cocktails at her house, and then we finished off in a strip club. The second hen night was for all the family, and was in a Greek restaurant, where they made the hens get up and do some belly dancing.
He just said, ‘Yes,’ a lot.
We used a number of different sources for ideas, most of which I already had in mind.
I bought the votive candle holders and cameras online.
I bought a Mori Lee gown; it was the first dress I tried on and nothing would change my mind.
I had 5 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls: my two sisters, the groom’s sister, my cousin and my best friend. I had my friend’s two little girls as flower girls, they wore just below the knee ice blue dresses.
They wore tails, including our fathers.
We had a religious ceremony.
St Anthony’s RC Church.
Marriott Hotel in Liverpool city centre.
We had beautiful vintage Limos for the bridesmaids and ushers and a vintage 2-seater for us.
We had 85 in the day and no holds barred in the night.
We had 4-inch vases holding white roses in the middle of every table, with white rose petals scattered.
We gave every guest a lottery ticket.
Tamzyn Angela Designs, all white roses for everyone.
We had a three-tier cake, which was mixed and matched from a few different cakes that I had seen.
We had a piano player playing throughout the sit-down meal, we just added the right amount of atmosphere.
We stayed for two nights in the penthouse suite at the Marriott Hotel, and then went straight on our honeymoon to the Dominican Republic.
All of it was absolutely perfect.
Enjoy every second, it’s over too quickly.