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: September 22, 2006
We met in Cornwall while we were both working at the same place.
24 and 33.
Paul was going to propose during a romantic meal out, but they sat another couple really close to us, so Paul waited until we got home to propose!
Paul went out the night before the wedding in St. Ives with a couple of mates and his brother. I went out for a girlie night in Manchester with my sister and a friend.
He chose the suits and the cake.
The forums were invaluable for advice and help.
I bought my evening invites from a Confetti store.
My dress was “Anita” from Pronuptia, Truro branch.
My sister was my only bridesmaid and she wore a matte gold silk two piece skirt and bodice.
The groom, best man and ushers wore dark brown suits with gold and cream accessories.
At Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall.
Same as ceremony.
I arrived in a blue and cream Bentley.
There were 56 all day guests and another 10 evening guests.
Our colour theme was gold, ivory and brown.
I hand made brown place cards with an ivory bow with a gold crystal in the centre for decoration.
Yes, as it was Easter we gave each guest a miniature Lindt chocolate bunny.
My florist was Orchids of Redruth, who I used to work for! I had a bouquet of calla lilies, dendrobium orchids and freesia, and my sister carried a spray of calla lilies. The table decorations were tall, slim vases filled with gold sand and a spray of cream flowers on top.
We had a starter of leek and potato soup or pate, roast lamb or chicken for our main course, and strawberry and clotted cream baskets or chocolate torte for pudding.
We had a three tier wedding cake made by “Cakes by Becky” in Newquay. The bottom tier was chocolate orange and cointreau, the middle tier was coconut white chocolate and cherry, and the top tier was fruit. It was ivory iced and decorated with fresh ivory roses and beads.
We had a DJ in the evening.
We didn’t have a gift list but we requested Debenhams vouchers
We spent the wedding night at the hotel we were married in. We spent our honeymoon in Mexico, booked with Airtours online.
Saying our vows.
My sister’s partner almost got lost and didn’t turn up on the day with my little brother in the car!
Relax and enjoy the day. Take time to spend with each other.