Written by Paula Jones Last updated: January 3, 2008
14th November 2007
We met in the crew bar whilst working on‐board the QE2 Cruise Ship. It was only my first week on‐board and I went to the bar to make friends and the first person I ended up meeting was my future husband! The ship looks very much the same as Titanic, so when people ask we say we met on the Titanic!
I am 23 and Hemanta is 30
He kept saying he wanted to marry me on the ship but I never really took it seriously!!! Then we started living together on land and everything just kind of fell into place.
We both went out with friends in Bermuda two days before the wedding.
He is in charge of the Indian Hindu blessing that will take place in Mumbai, India in October.
I plan to use it for the English blessing in September. The wedding in Bermuda was very small and because most of our family couldn’t make it. We plan to have two blessings this year to celebrate ‐ one in India and one in my garden in England
Well, it was GREEN!!!! I designed my own dress, went to material markets and got it made in India before we had even set a date. For the blessings I will wear traditional Assamese Sari in India and have set my heart on a gold American wedding gown for the English Blessing.
He chose his colleague Bungi as Best Man. The Groom, Best Man, and my Dad wore matching cream shirts, gold ties, and gold hankerchiefs.
A religious ceremony
We got married in St Peters Church in St Georges, Bermuda. It is the oldest church in the western hemisphere and St Georges is a world heritage sight.
We went to Ariel Sands Hotel ‐ it is part owned by Micheal Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones.
I was planning to walk to the church because it was just down the road but in the end I ended up going in a friends taxi!
It was a small personal affair. The blessings will be bigger!
We had a meal at Aqua in Ariel Sands. I wanted the food and beverages to be the main focus of the reception.
No but that is all to come!
I went to a local florist right next to my workplace. I had a bouquet with creamy white flowers and green tropical foliage .
We had the main Aqua menu. Which had a lot of fusion cuisine.
I had a traditional Bermuda wedding cake. The bride and groom both have different cakes.
No, unless you count all the Americans from the NCL cruise ship standing outside the church clicking pictures when I came out!!!!!
Leaving the church
I ended up going back to the hairdressers to have my hair redone and the veil re‐attached because it all got caught as I was putting my dress over my head!!! I couldn’t step into it.
Plan well in advance and be prepared for at least one thing to go wrong!!!