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Written by Paula Jones Last updated: August 10, 2006
We met at work. David was a new employee and I was his manager. I had the most amazing black eye the day we met but he fell in love with me from the first moment! He emailed me 15 days later to ask me out for a drink hoping I would say yes and wouldn’t report him to the management!
David proposed on 28th December 2002. He filled the room with candles and made a centre display of a circle of night lights with a circle of dinner candles just inside. In the middle was a box containing my engagement ring. I came into the room and thought the gesture of all the candles was lovely. He asked me to blow out the centre display as it was melting. I did that and discovered the box in the middle. He got down on one knee and said he couldn’t live without me and would I be his wife. I cried and said yes!
I had a meal and drinks with my friends. David went to Thorpe Park with his mates on the day before the wedding.
David did his best and gave his opinion. Probably like most men, he really couldn’t get into the planning of the colour schemes etc. but always offered to help when it was needed.
I used confetti for my budget planner and the countdown of things to do.
I have a page on confetti and in the powder room.
We bought confetti cameras, table trivia, and bubbles online. We couldn’t fault the service.
My dress was ‘Dion’ by Maggie Sottero with a full length veil.
I had a page boy and flower girl and an adult bridesmaid. I chose most of the outfits but did speak to my sister (adult bridesmaid) about her dress.
My brother and nephew were the ushers and David chose a very close friend as his best man. They all wore suits from Debenhams.
We chose to have a Catholic Service.
The ceremony was held in Our Lady of Lourdes.
The reception was held at a local hotel.
I had a vintage Rolls Royce.
There were 79 day guests and about 100 in total for the evening.
The whole wedding was blue and white. Our table decorations were mostly white with blue and white flowers.
We decided not to have favours, but the children were given a goody bag each.
The flowers were all very simple with hand tied bouquets.
The hotel did the catering and we had a dressed buffet so people could choose what they wanted.
Our cake was fantastic. It was very traditional – a white tiered cake with a bride and groom on the top and silver horseshoes and rings on the sides.
We had a disco in the evening.
We held our gift list with Debenhams.
Our first night was spent in the country suite at the hotel.
The most memorable moment was walking down the aisle and seeing David, and then him telling me I was beautiful .
Don’t panic! Enjoy the planning as the day is over so quickly. Also remember it is your day so have what you want to have. The only other thing I would have changed would have been to have the wedding a month earlier – David’s grandmother died 2 weeks before the wedding.