Nicola and Darren, Real Wedding Story
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: November 22, 2010
What is your first name?
What is your last name?
What is your maiden name?
What is the name of your groom?
When was your wedding?
What is your email address?
Would you like other brides to be able to email you?
How and when did you meet?
We met in Spain when we were both living there, Darren and his family opened a bar where i lived.
How old are you both?
25 and 36
Where, when and how did he (or you!) propose?
He proposed on my birthday the day after our son was born, in the hospital.
Did you have hen and stag celebrations? If so, what did you do?
Yes, The Stag was a day at the Races in Newmarket and The Hens had a meal followed by many jugs of Woo Woo!
How did your groom help with the wedding planning?
He helped with choosing a lot of things incl flowers and suits
Did you use confetti to plan your wedding? If so, how did the website help you?
Yes i got a lot of ideas, we chose purple chic.
Do you have a confetti web page?
Did you buy any confetti products for your wedding? If so, did you visit a store, buy online or by mail order?
Tell us about your outfit, and where you bought it
My dress was the first thing i bought. I went to try some styles on and found the one! It was bought from Brides by Solo in Newmarket and it was a Trudy Lee dress
Did you have bridesmaids? If so, who did you choose and what did they wear?
I had My sister and brothers girlfriend in alfred angelo purple chiffon dresses with Ivory Sash and my daughter and niece in ivory dresses with purple sash
Who did your groom choose for his best man and ushers, and what did they wear?
The best man was the grooms brother and the ushers were my brothers. They hired suits and wore black herringbone prince edward.
Did you have a civil or religious ceremony?
Where did you hold your ceremony?
In our local church, St Martins, Exning, Newmarket
Where did you hold your reception?
Hotel next to church, The Rosery Hotel, Exning, Newmarket
Did you have any special wedding transport?
How many guests did you invite to your wedding, and did you have a separate evening guest list?
we invited aprox 100 and had a separate evening list, Not all guest we able to attend!
Did your reception have a particular theme in terms of colour or style?
Purple, Pink, Cream
How did you incorporate this in to your table settings?
Did you give your guests favours?
Yes, Home made scottish shortbread biscuit in a heart shape.
Describe your flowers (bouquets and table decorations). Who was your florist?
I had Purple Lisianthus, Hot pink Roses and Cream Gerberas, My florist was Fiona’s in Haverhill Suffolk I also had some preserved orchids shipped from america scattered on the tables
What did you choose to have on your menu? Did you have an outside caterer or did your venue handle the catering?
The venue handled the catering but we chose the menu.
What did you choose for your wedding cake, and who made it?
3 Tier, 1 Fruit, 2 Sponge, Orchids and heart shaped cake topper with our names and date of wedding. Cake made by Assured catering Newmarket
Did you have any entertainment during the day or evening?
We had a DJ in the evening.
Did you have a gift list? If so, who did you have your list with?
Where did you spend your first night and honeymoon? Who did you book your honeymoon with?
We stayed at the hotel of the venue, we didn’t have a honeymoon a such, it was a 1st family holiday with our children to portugal.
What was your most memorable moment of the day?
All of it!!!
Did you experience any "nightmare" moments in the run up to your wedding or on the day?
Is there anything you would do differently, or any advice you would give to other brides?
i wouldn’t do anything differently, I have lots of advice for budget brides.