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: October 31, 2007
12th August 2006
We met through a friend in 2002. Andrew plays lead guitar in a band and I had always wanted to learn so I asked for lessons. We soon realised we wanted to be more than friends.
At home, New Year’s Eve 2005. He wanted it to be the first thing he said to me in the new year and got down on one knee with the sound of fireworks around us.
I went to Ladies day at Newcastle races with family and friends. Andrew had a night out locally after playing golf and bowling during the day.
We did everything together as we felt it would it feel more like our day.
We got a lot of inspiration from confetti.
We bought decorations and favours from the store.
My dress was from Debenhams. It’s a strapless A-line in duchess satin with a silk overlay embroidered in gold and crystals. My freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal jewellery was made by Natural Gem, which I ordered online.
Andrew’s sister and my two good friends wore strapless dresses in different shades of pink taffeta. They also had pearl and crystal necklaces.
Andrew’s good friend was his best man and our two sons were usher and pageboy. They wore traditional morning suits with gold waistcoats and ivory rouches, Andrews was gold.
Durker Roods Hotel, West Yorkshire.
The same Hotel
50 For the day and around 100 for the evening.
The colour was our theme. Gold, Ivory and a touch of pink
We had gold and ivory candle centrepieces with a pink rose on each, pink petal confetti and gold and ivory table numbers and placecards.
The men were each given morning suit boxes filled with wedding trivia chocolates and a fortune teller fish. For the ladies my Mum made ivory wedding dresses filled with sugared almonds, I made gold wire coathangers for the dresses with a pink swarovsi crystal on each.
All our flowers were pink and ivory roses with foliage made by a local florist. I had a shower bouquet while my bridesmaids had smaller handtieds. We also had a large table arrangement for the registrars table which we also used on the top table.
The hotel did all of our catering and the breakfast was a three course meal.
We chose a simple stacked three tier fruit cake with ivory icing. There were two iced replicas of my bouquet and we chose a circle of love figurine to go on top. It was made by my very talented Auntie.
The hotel played classical music throughout the wedding breakfast, and we hired a DJ for the evening.
We asked for contributions towards our wedding photos instead of a gift list so we could upgrade our wedding album.
We spent our first night in the hotels bridal suite then had a week in Cala D’or Majorca for our Honeymoon. Booked through First Choice.
Seeing Andrew as I walked down the aisle.
After the ceremony one of my bridesmaids whispered in my ear that we had forgotten my veil. I would have spent more time on myself instead of worrying about other people.