Written by Paula Jones Last updated: November 3, 2009
27th June 2009
We met three years ago through mutual friends on a night out.
28 and 29.
We were in Venice enjoying a romantic weekend away together. Peter proposed to me on our terrace at The Gritti Palace overlooking the Grand Canal.
I had a spa day with my girlie friends followed by champagne and canapes back at our house in the evening. Peter had a night out in London with his friends and a BBQ at our house the following day.
Peter and I worked together with all of the wedding planning. He was particularly interested in the wedding cars & our band!
My dress was from Caroline Castigliano International Rooms, Knightsbridge. I chose a hand made strapless crystal embellished corset style bodice with an ivory silk organza skirt made up of seven individual silk layers with a large ivory silk corsage at the hip. I had a full length single tier veil which had swarovski crystal edging, and ivory silk and swarovski crystal bridal shoes from Gina.
I had four bridesmaids. My two sisters and two friends. They wore full length pale pink satin dresses with an ivory sash.
Peter chose his best friend Olly to be his best man, his brother and two close friends were his ushers. They wore dark grey Italian morning suits with top hats and tails, pale grey waistcoats, pale pink cravats and a swarovski crystal tie pin.
St Giles Church, Stoke Poges.
Stoke Park Club, Buckinghamshire.
We had a Rolls Royce Phantom and two Mercedes S class.
We had 120 guests to our wedding and 20 additional evening reception guests.
Pale pink, ivory and crystals were our colour scheme.
Pale pink and ivory floral centre pieces, ivory table cloths with pale pink table runners, ivory chair covers with pale pink sashes, and pale pink rose petals and crystals scattered on the tables.
We chose hand made iced cookies in the shape of tuxedos for the men and in the shape of wedding cakes for the ladies. We also had grey top hats filled with mint imperials for the men, and pink boxes decorated with ivory ribbon and crystals filled with sugared almonds for the ladies.
I chose a hand tied bouquet of ivory peonies. My bridesmaids had ivory and pink bouquets of peonies and roses.
We chose a five tier wedding cake. Iced with plain white icing and decorated with swarovski crystals. We decided to have three different flavours of cake, chocolate sponge, lemon sponge & traditional fruit cake.
We had a string quartet, trumpeters & a soprano soloist during the day. For the evening reception we had a band, a DJ and a fireworks display.
We spent our wedding night at Cliveden. We spent 3 weeks in French Polynesia for our honeymoon; Moorea, Bora Bora, and a private island called Le Tahaa, bliss! We booked our honeymoon through Turquoise.
Seeing Peters face as I walked down the aisle towards him.