Written by Paula Jones Last updated: September 2, 2009
14th August 2009
We met in June 2003 in my friend’s local pub. My best friend got us together by saying that we both liked each other and then left us to it.
I proposed at Soar Mill Cove on 29th February 2009
I had a quiet night with family at my Mums and Craig went to Krakow
He was quite involved in most of the decisions
Yes, it was really helpful especially the bits on etiquette
Yes we bought lots of products from confetti online
A Class Brides, it was the perfect dress. A-line in ivory with brown embroidery on it
I had my sister in a brown dress and then I had another sister who is 9 and Craig’s niece in an ivory dress with a brown sash
He chose his brother and best friend as two best men. Both wore tail suits
No as everything was all in the same place
We had 70 during the day and on the evening there was about 150 guests
We had chocolate brown place cards, confetti and menus and personalised chocolate brown napkins
We made a donation to cancer research UK for favours
We used Fiesta Flowers. The flowers were ivory with brown pins and ribbon, we had calla lilies, roses and lilies.
The venue handled all the catering. We gave our guests a choice of two starters which were Crown of melon or potato and leek soup. The main course was beef with yorkshire pudding and the guests had a choice of about six desserts.
Pixie Dust Cakes made our wedding cake, we had miniature cakes some ivory and some brown with gold hearts on top with gold ribbon. Craig’s Nan made the top cake with flowers.
We had just a disco on the evening
We had a gift list with Debenhams but told our guests that we preferred the money to buy some furniture but if they really wanted to buy us a gift there was the list.
We spent the first night at the place where we got married and had breakfast in the morning with everyone else who stayed. We honeymooned in Mauritius which was just perfect, we booked our honeymoon with Holidaysplease.
It was all perfect but walking down the aisle was the most memorable moment.
Not really, apart from me being very ill for three months before the wedding and the fact that I had lost my voice even for the wedding. Also I did not know whether my Dad was coming until two days before the wedding as he got upset that he was not giving me away.
I would not have done anything differently, it was absolutely perfect. My advice would be to stick to what you want, don’t let people try to change your mind.
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