Nai and Nick, August 7, 2010 Real Wedding

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Nai and Nick, August 7, 2010

What is your first name?

Naomi

What is your last name?

Norman

What is your maiden name?

Owen

What is the name of your groom?

Nicholas

When was your wedding?

07/08/2010

What is your email address?

nickandnai@yahoo.co.uk

Would you like other brides to be able to email you?

yes

How and when did you meet?

We met by moving into the same block of flats on the same day, i lived directly below!

How old are you both?

im 22 and nicks 23

Where, when and how did he (or you!) propose?

he was at work for about an hour when i got a text saying ;will you marry me x’ he was too shy to ask me face to face!

Did you have hen and stag celebrations? If so, what did you do?

our stag and hen do’s were the usual dress up, look silly and drink wayyyy too much!lol

How did your groom help with the wedding planning?

urrmmmm, he booked the car?!

Did you use confetti to plan your wedding? If so, how did the website help you?

i used confetti for loads of ideas on the pretty little touches

Do you have a confetti web page?

no

Did you buy any confetti products for your wedding? If so, did you visit a store, buy online or by mail order?

we brought cameras

Tell us about your outfit, and where you bought it

i wasnt 100% sure on my dress untill the day, i brought it from my fav bridal shop in shoreham-by-sea, it was from the forever yours collection, my veil was borrowed and my tiara was made by my mum as she makes bridal jewellery

Did you have bridesmaids? If so, who did you choose and what did they wear?

my bridesmaid was my sister and the flower girls were my step daughters megan and rebecca and the youngest was our daughter lucie

Who did your groom choose for his best man and ushers, and what did they wear?

his best man was his mate dan and his ushers and pageboys were my brother shane, dans son callum, our son anthony and my cousins little boy lucais

Did you have a civil or religious ceremony?

religious

Where did you hold your ceremony?

Lancing methodist church

Where did you hold your reception?

lancing parish hall

Did you have any special wedding transport?

i had a gorgeous car picked by my now hubby!

How many guests did you invite to your wedding, and did you have a separate evening guest list?

we had around 50 in the day and another 20 in the evening

Did your reception have a particular theme in terms of colour or style?

burgundy, roses, ivory, butterflies and a touch of gold

How did you incorporate this in to your table settings?

we had burgundy petals with our centrepieces

Did you give your guests favours?

we had a massive sweet table

Describe your flowers (bouquets and table decorations). Who was your florist?

burgundy and ivory roses

What did you choose to have on your menu? Did you have an outside caterer or did your venue handle the catering?

we had a buffet cooked for us and tons left over!

What did you choose for your wedding cake, and who made it?

a local cake lady made our cake and my mum decorated it for us

Did you have any entertainment during the day or evening?

we had a dj, my grandad singing (hes brill) and my aunt sang our first dance song

Did you have a gift list? If so, who did you have your list with?

john lewis

Where did you spend your first night and honeymoon? Who did you book your honeymoon with?

we stayed in a lovely cottage b&b then a week later went on honeymoon in cornwall for a week

What was your most memorable moment of the day?

all of it, it was just perfect

Did you experience any “nightmare” moments in the run up to your wedding or on the day?

yes, the cake was terrible! it wasnt stacked properly and was so dry no-one ate it! o and the bridesmaid dress suddenly had a massive stain on it which ment a last minute dash for a new one!

Is there anything you would do differently, or any advice you would give to other brides?

just do it your way, if your working on a budget then remember that there is nearly always a cheaper way to do things, like flowers, normally artificial is cheaper, bridesmaids dresses from ebay, haggle for everything, look for bulk deals for suits etc (dont use youngs hire!) and generally look around before buying anything, also family skills are a great money saver!

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