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
1995 in Richmond, down by the river on a summer’s evening.
I am 33 and Andy is 30.
I proposed in Florida on the Key coast in a speed boat. We were near a bird sanctuary island, where the dolphins were swimming and the sun was hot; it was June 7th 1997 – Andy’s birthday.
The hen night was at an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant in Weybridge, Surrey and then on to a bar in St George’s Hill. The stag night was a pub crawl in Kingston, then onto a table dancing club in Twickenham.
He organised himself, the best man and the ushers.
I bought on line and mail order.
The dress is by Caroline Castigliano and is a Champagne colour. It is raw silk and very ‘fairytale’, with pink diamantes and cream pearls on the fitted bodice, a tie-up back and is off the shoulder with a long train. I bought the dress from Twist in Thames Ditton.
I had four adult bridesmaids and a flower girl. I bought the dresses from Monsoon and they were hot pink, off the shoulder and knee-length with lots of flowing chiffon. The flower girl’s dress was made at Love Me Do Brides in Walton-on-Thames and that design was Panto dress with butterfly wings.
They were kitted out at Dappers in Esher, in black suits and hot pink cravats. The groom wore a pin-stripe Hugo boss suit.
A Religious ceremony.
In St. Mary’s church by the river in Sunbury-on-Thames.
Savill Court, Egham.
We had two 1940′s old Fords, which looked like something out of Bugsy Malone.
We had 65 guests to the wedding and a separate evening list.
Yes, we had a fairy theme with a pink colour scheme.
I bought sparkly butterflies, place cards and table cards with names of fairies and fairy places.
Yes, ladies were given Tinkerbell cards and lip gloss from Rock and the men were given lottery tickets in scrolls.
My bouquet was Lisianthums with green leaves and hot pink feathers in between; the bridesmaids all had posies. The tables were orchids sitting in pink water in tall vases and large feathers. The flowers were by Iris Bloomfield in Staines.
To start, we had salmon roulade, followed by a main course of fillet of beef, followed by a dessert of milk and white chocolate mousse. The venue did the catering.
My wedding cake was in the shape of a castle, made by Sara Gunn, based in Whitton.
Day time was a couple called Sax and Honey who played jazz. The evening was a disco.
In Greece, a 5-star resort called Porto Sani Village. I booked my honeymoon online with the resort.
The ceremony, exchanging vows.
Enjoy the day; take your time to organise it and try to spend a few moments together as husband and wife on the day.