Written by Paula Jones Last updated: January 27, 2010
15 August 2009
We met in a club, he was a friend of a friend, standing in a corner looking shy, so when we were introduced I tried to talk to him. He seemed different to other guys and we hit it off straight away!
I’ve just turned 30, he has just turned 28.
For our first day trip together, he had taken me to Blackpool for the day, so on our first anniversary we did the same thing. We went for a walk and were on the North Pier, which is really quiet, all the buildings are empty. We walked to the end and there were some people fishing so he suggested we explore around the backs of the empty buildings (where the pier looked most rickety – I was not keen!). Anyway, the pier became really narrow so we were in single file, I was in front then he called me, I turned around and he was down on one knee holding a ring! It was a total surprise and the perfect moment!
The forums on the confetti website were the most helpful tool I had, everyone was so nice and I got so much inspiration from hearing about other peoples experiences
I visited the Leeds store, we bought some gift bags from Confetti and a few bits and pieces.
I wore an Alfred Angelo dress which was ivory with eggplant detailing and a strip of eggplant across the top and bottom, with eggplant corset lacing on the back.
My bridesmaids were mine and Dan’s sisters and three of my closest friends plus my two small nieces. My nieces wore flower girl dresses from Debenhams and the five adults wore Alfred Angelo dresses in purple and eggplant.
Dan chose his two closest friends, they all wore suits from Moss Bros.
St John’s Church, Bilton Lane, Harrogate.
The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.
We had a 1930s Rolls Royce and a 1930s bus for everyone else!
We had 85 guests at the reception then a further 50 or so for the evening.
We spent our first night at the hotel, in the bridal suite, complete with four poster bed! We went on honeymoon to Zermatt in Switzerland.
The most memorable moment was arriving at the church and bursting into hysterical tears the minute I walked through the door!
Traditionally the engagement ring is chosen by the man, who spends a month’s salary on a diamond ring, before going...