Lisa McConnell and Brett Cole Our wedding day, when it finally arrived, was a beautiful sunny February day. I wasn’t a nervous as I had expected to be, but when…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: August 10, 2006
In December 2001. We were friends and met through Andrew’s ex-girlfriend.
At our house. He arranged for my sister to take me out while my ring was put inside a balloon. When I came home I walked in the living room and he popped the balloon and asked me.
I went to Blackpool to see the Grease musical and Andrew went on a canal boating weekend in Chester.
Well he cancelled our venue 22 weeks before the wedding! He was very helpful and keen to be included in all of the plans.
Very helpful. I decided I wanted a pig theme wedding so people that knew where I could get stuff from were really helpful.
I wore a Veromia two-piece.
I had five bridesmaids – my two sisters, a friend and two children.
Andy’s best friends were his best man and ushers. They all wore Edwardian morning suits.
We had a religious ceremony.
Stockton church near Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
Haughton Hall in Shifnal, Shropshire.
We had two Ford Daimlers.
There were 65 day guests and 120 in the evening.
Lilac and pigs!
We had little pig favours.
Pig favours and miniatures.
White and lilac roses and eustoma.
Our venue did the catering – we had roast beef for the wedding breakfast and a finger buffet in the evening.
Our cake was three stacked suitcases.
We had a bouncy castle and a disco.
Our gift list was held at Debenhams.
We went to The Maldives.
Andrew saying ‘I will’ when the vicar asked if any one knew a reason for us not to marry!
It’s your day – do it how you want to and savour every moment – it goes so quickly. Make sure you get some wedding cake!