Lisa and Paul’s Real Life Wedding

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Lisa and Paul

18/06/2005 – St Edmund of Canterbury Church
Hayes Football Club

  Lisa and Paul's wedding photo's  

How and when did you meet?

We met each other through an internet chat room in Dec 2001.

How old are you both?

Im 30, he is 32.

Where, when and how did he (or you!) propose?

He proposed to me in Dec 2003, we were having a drink at home and he went into the kitchen and came back in, sat down next to me, said some really loving words and then proposed. Of course I said yes!

Did you have hen and stag celebrations?

I had my hen night at Quackers in West Drayton with a load of friends and family. Paul went on a pub crawl in Uxbridge with best man and a few friends.

Did your groom help you with the wedding planning?

Paul was involved with all the decisions made, down to the finest detail. It was hard keeping all the details of dress, flowers, etc from him.

Did you use confetti to plan your wedding? If so, how did the website help you?

It was brilliant, especially the planner, it helped keep me on track. I loved the chatting on the message boards and got loads of advice from other brides.

Do you have a confetti web page?

Yes, but not used now wedding is over.

Did you buy any confetti products for your wedding? If so, did you visit a store, buy online or by mail order?

I bought thank you gifts online.

Tell us about your outfit, and where you bought it.

My dress was ivory with a small train, beading on the bust and then small sequins over the dress. From BHS wedding range 2004.

Did you have bridesmaids? If so, who did you choose and what did they wear?

I had only one bridesmaid, my daughter Charlotte. She wore a lovely sky blue dress (ball gown type.

Who did your groom choose for his best man and ushers, and what did they wear?

He chose his brother John as best man, his dad and my brother were ushers.

Did you have a civil or religious ceremony?

It was a church ceremony.

Where did you hold your ceremony?

St Edmund of Canterbury Church.

Where did you hold your reception?

Hayes Football Club.

Did you have any special wedding transport?

Yes, a 1948 White and Gold Bentley.

How many guests did you invite to your wedding, and did you have a separate evening guest list?

We had approx. 60 to the wedding, and 120 to the evening.

Did your reception have a particular theme in terms of colour or style?

Most things were colour co-ordinated in blue and ivory.

How did you incorporate this in to your table. settings?

We had balloon decorations, table cloths, favours and table confetti.

Did you give your guests favours?

Yes, 5 sugar almonds in blue netting, tied with ivory ribbon and personalised label.

Describe your flowers (bouquets and table decorations). Who was your florist?

Both mine and Charlotte’s bouquet were ivory and blue (dyed) roses with mixed white flowers and foilage in between. arranged my flowers.

What did you choose to have on your menu? Did you have an outside caterer or did your venue handle the catering?

We had a fork buffett for the day and evening guests, all prepared by my freinds hubby who is in the catering trade.

What did you choose for your wedding cake?

I bought three wedding cakes from M&S and decorated them myself, with ribbon and sugar flowers.

Did you have any entertainment during the day or evening?

We had a DJ in the evening.

Did you have a gift list? If so, who did you have your list with?

No, we asked people to contribute towards our honeymoon.

Where did you spend your first night and honeymoon? Who did you book your honeymoon with?

Our first night was spent in a local hotel. We flew out to Mexico 1 week later. We stayed at the Crown Paradise Club, Cancun for 2 weeks. It was all booked through Thomas Cook.

What was your most memorable moment of the day?

Saying my vows in front of all our friends and family.

Did you experience any ‘nightmare’ moments in the run up to your wedding or on the day?

Yes, quite a few! Too many to mention (family probs!).

Is there anything you would do differently, or any advice you would give to other brides?

There is nothing I would change about my "dream" day. Nothing too drastic, the weather was scorching and everyone was too hot, our Page Boy fell asleep during the service and so is not in any wedding photos. Finally I wish I had booked a Videographer for the evening reception as time just flew so quickly.


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