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: August 9, 2006
We met eleven years ago when I went to work at the same company as Adrian.
I am 29 and Adrian is 34.
It was nothing very romantic, we were just out driving in the car when he said maybe we should get married; that was in March this year.
No, we both didn’t really want to; we went out for a meal together a couple of nights before the wedding.
He just supported me with ideas I had and vice versa.
I used the message board a lot asking the other brides-to-be for their opinions.
It was a dress by Stewart Parvin in ivory silk zibeline and I bought it as an ex sample from a private sale and saved a fortune.
We had three bridesmaids, my niece and two of Adrian’s cousins; they wore ivory bridesmaid’s dresses from Next.
We didn’t have any ushers but Adrian chose his brother as best man.
We had a civil service.
We held our service at the Deanwater hotel in Woodford Cheshire.
We had our reception at the Deanwater as well.
No, we wanted everything very informal; I arrived in our own car with my dad as driver.
We had about seventy guests come to the wedding with a few more to the evening reception.
Nothing too obvious, everything was mainly ivory, we did have a daisy theme though.
We had ivory favour boxes with faux daisies on top with mints as fillers.
Yes, the daisy favour boxes for the adults and little bags of chocolates for the children.
I carried a posie of stephanotis flowers and leaves; the bridesmaids had little baskets with ivory and yellow flowers with daisy type flowers to tie in with the theme. We used a local florist where we live, called Fleur Garden; the reception provided the table decorations.
Our venue provided the catering; we had cream of vegetable soup to start, chicken in red wine for our main course followed by meringue with summer fruit compote.
We were pretty relaxed about it, we just told my mother-in-law that we wanted a daisy theme, half fruit half sponge and someone who had been recommended to her made it.
We had a disco in the evening.
We asked for vouchers from Debenhams.
We stayed over at the Deanwater the first night then went to stay in a cottage in Scotland for our honeymoon which we booked through Welcome Cottages.
Saying our vows.
I left it until the last minute and our original favour fillings didn’t arrive in time but everything worked out in the end.
Just don’t worry about little things, they won’t matter on the day and enjoy every minute because it does go very fast.