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Written by Paula Jones Last updated: January 28, 2008
8th September 2007
I was at college and working in a chip shop.I met Darren when he came in one night
I’m 23 and Darren is 27
We were in Zante, Greece and when we got back to the hotel room one night, I turned around and he was on one knee with a ring proposing. It was beautiful
Yes I went to Spain for a weekend with my family and friends which was absolutely brilliant, we dressed up as the 118 men, it was hilarious. Then I had a night out locally for everybody that couldn’t make it. Darren had a weekend in York with his family and friends
He was brilliant helping with ideas. We did everything together apart from dress shopping
Yes we did it was really useful it helped us with things we never would have thought of.
Yes we bought thank you gifts for the top table and we bought lottery ticket holders all online.
I had an eternity bridal dress which I bought from Aisle of Brides in Stoke-on-Trent. It was an ivory strapless dress which had detail and diamonds on the top and tied up at the back with detail down each side of the lace, it had a triangle piece at the front that had a layer of netting and diamonds. I had a cathedral style train that also had detail and diamonds and a thin layer of netting. I felt absolutely stunning in it.
Yes I had four, my sister-in-law to be Sam (21) my cousin Colette (11) Darren’s sister Paige (12) and my little sister Leah (5). Sam, Paige and Colette all wore full length cerise coloured dresses with thin straps, and Leah wore a soft pink dress with a little butterfly on her waist
Darren had his best friend Neil as his best man and my brother Ryan was our usher. They all wore grey pinstripe trousers, white shirts, silver waistcoats, black jackets and cerise cravats and hankies to match the bridesmaids.
St. Mary’s Church in Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent.
The Masonic Hall, Stoke-on-Trent.
Yes I had a white limousine and Darren had a black one.
We had about 60 at the church, we invited 37 to the wedding breakfast and we had about 120 in the evening.
Pink and white.
We had white tablecloths, white chair covers with cerise bows, we had glass bowls with pink floating candles and pink and ivory petals on the tables. We had white place cards hand written in cerise for a personal touch. In the evening we had pink and ivory balloons.
Yes we gave them lottery tickets.
I had a shower bouquet with soft pink and cream roses and a touch of cerise, my bridesmaids had a small bouquet of cream roses and the men had soft pink buttonholes. Our flowers were done by Spoilt For Choice in Stoke-on-Trent, they did a fantastic job.
The venue handled our catering and they were absolutely brilliant, we had vegetable soup for starters, then the guest had a choice of chicken or beef with potatoes and veg, there was also a vegetarian option and we had chocolate fudge cake and ice cream for dessert.
Our cake was a cream fairytale castle with pink flowers and little butterflies it was made by Food for Thought in Stoke, it was amazing. We had two layers of sponge and the top tier was chocolate fudge cake.
We had a disco in the evening.
We spent our honeymoon in Corfu, I booked it as a surprise for Darren and presented him with the tickets when we did the speeches.
It was all fantastic, but I’ll never forget seeing Darrens’ face smiling at me when I walked down the aisle towards him and him telling me how stunning I looked.
Yes with my maid of honour, in the end she wasn’t a part of our wedding.
I wouldn’t change a thing, it was fantastic. My advice for other brides is if you experience any problems with anyone it’s best to clear the air before the big day however hard it may be, you don’t want anybody ruining your big day. Enjoy every minute of it, it’s very special.