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 9, 2006
We met each other through an internet chat room in Dec 2001.
Im 30, he is 32.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Yes, but not used now wedding is over.
I bought thank you gifts online.
My dress was ivory with a small train, beading on the bust and then small sequins over the dress. From BHS wedding range 2004.
I had only one bridesmaid, my daughter Charlotte. She wore a lovely sky blue dress (ball gown type.
He chose his brother John as best man, his dad and my brother were ushers.
It was a church ceremony.
St Edmund of Canterbury Church.
Hayes Football Club.
Yes, a 1948 White and Gold Bentley.
We had approx. 60 to the wedding, and 120 to the evening.
Most things were colour co-ordinated in blue and ivory.
We had balloon decorations, table cloths, favours and table confetti.
Yes, 5 sugar almonds in blue netting, tied with ivory ribbon and personalised label.
Both mine and Charlotte’s bouquet were ivory and blue (dyed) roses with mixed white flowers and foilage in between. Bestofthebunch.biz arranged my flowers.
We had a fork buffett for the day and evening guests, all prepared by my freinds hubby who is in the catering trade.
I bought three wedding cakes from M&S and decorated them myself, with ribbon and sugar flowers.
We had a DJ in the evening.
No, we asked people to contribute towards our honeymoon.
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.
Saying my vows in front of all our friends and family.
Yes, quite a few! Too many to mention (family probs!).
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.