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 in April 2001 on Worthing seafront – the same place my grandparents had met in the 1930s. My grandfather was Welsh and so is Lee.
I am 24 and Lee is 25.
Because the seafront is where we first met, Lee proposed to me there on Christmas Eve 2001.
I went on a party bus tour in London and Lee went paint-balling in Surrey.
Bless him – no. I just love organising things, so he left me to it. I enjoyed every minute.
Yes, I used the website to pick up tips from other brides, look for invitation ideas and I bought a lot from your shop – favour boxes, place cards, confetti, love hearts and more.E
Yes – please see above. I bought items over the internet.
I had a fantastic Alfred Angelo dress which I bought from Proposals in Chichester. I had my tiara and bridal jewellery designed by the well-known Irresistible Headdresses and I treated myself to a pair of Gina sandals.
My bridesmaid was Louisa Hallett, whom I have known since school. She wore an Alfred Angelo dress in lemon – my favourite colour.
We were married at the Disney Wedding Pavilion in Orlando, Florida
At the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa – Disney’s flagship hotel.
We travelled to the wedding ceremony in a limousine.
We had 10 guests at the wedding. We also held a wedding reception once back home and we had 115 guests. This was held at the Windsor Hotel in Worthing.
The colour themes for the wedding and reception were yellows and creams. We also added a splash of gold.
The favour boxes, napkins, table confetti, flowers, cake and balloons were all in our chosen colours.
Yes, using cream and gold favour boxes from Confetti, I placed a gold heart-shaped Champagne truffle on top of some confetti. I placed a note, which was printed on parchment inside, thanking guests for their gifts.
My bouquet was made of lemon and cream roses and it was hand-tied.
We went for a meal at a seafood restaurant following the wedding ceremony. For the reception at home, the hotel provided a hot and cold buffet.
My mum’s friend made our wedding cake. It was three tiers, two tiers made of fruit cake and one of sponge – to cater for everyone. It was decorated with sugar daisies and lemon ribbon.
Yes, a local DJ from our radio station.
We had lists with Beales of Worthing and Debenhams.
Our wedding in Florida was a wedding and honeymoon in one.
The most memorable moment of the day was the look on Lee’s face when he turned round to look at me while I walked down the aisle. The setting of the wedding was a complete fairytale and something I had always wanted since I was a little girl. I felt just like Cinderella.
Nothing. I did find some parts of the planning very stressful, but I miss it now it is all over. Just enjoy every minute.