Written by Paula Jones Last updated: July 29, 2009
4th July 2009
I first met my husband when he used to work with my brother.
He proposed while we were on our first holiday together in Turkey.
Yes we did, I went on a spa weekend with the girlies and he went to Newquay on a sea fishing weekend!
Yes very much so, we talked about everything. He helped with preparations the day before such as making sure the church was all ready, set up the reception with us and collected all the suits.
Yes I did, I bought all our decorations for the reception from the website.
I ordered everything off Confetti, we had a pink butterfly theme
I bought my dress from Shropshire Country Brides, in Shropshire. It was by the designers Essense and was ivory, strapless, satin with beautiful beaded detail and long train, laced up the back. It made me feel gorgeous.
Yes, I had four adult bridesmaids all in teal coloured floor length strapless dresses by the designer Kelsey Rose.
My groom, ushers, best men and fathers of the bride and groom wore silver grey morning suits, with the same colour cravats and handkerchiefs.
Christchurch Little Drayton, Market Drayton, Shropshire.
The Macdonald Hill Valley Golf and Country Club, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Yes two black and white Daimler Laundulets
We had 80 guests in the day, and a total of 120 at night.
I had ivory favour boxes and ordered personalised ribbon from confetti with our names on and the wedding date, for our guests to keep. I had ivory satin place cards and a butterfly punch that I punched out a butterfly in each place card, I had pink bubbles, pink heart metallic confetti and silver disposable cameras for the guests to use.
Yes they had miniature chocolates in their favour boxes
On the tables we had tall vases, one per table and a single stem of the pink stargazer lilies in them with grass out of the vases and butterflies on wire in the top of the vases! they looked stunning. My flowers and the bridesmaids were done by a florist, we had pink roses, lilac freesias, cream roses and grass from of my bouquet. Hand tied with ribbon round the stems, I had diamante pins in the heads of the pink roses.
We had melon to start, then roast beef and lemon tart for dessert.
We had the cake made by a friend of the family, it was three tiers with one fruit, one sponge and one chocolate trimmed with teal ribbon and silver butterflies
We had a pianist playing during the day and a DJ and my uncle has a band so he played for us at night.
No we didn’t as we already live together.
We had a complimentary stay at the hotel on our wedding night, our honeymoon was at a friends villa in Spain.
All of it was beautiful… I would do it all again!
I had a folder with every invoice in plastic wallets and letters from all our suppliers, before we got married I photocopied all these to give to our wedding co-ordinator on the day, so that if anything didn’t arrive.. they could phone them for us. Keep a diary, be firm, don’t let anyone take over!!!!