Sabina and Saleem June 1999 - How did you meet? We met in the Summer of 1996, when she was over here on a holiday, she came back and we…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: November 1, 2006
We met 8 years ago when we were working for the same company
27 and 34.
Richard got down on one knee and proposed in front of all our friends.
The stags went to Skegness for the night and the hens had a 70′s murder mystery night at a hotel.
He picked his suits, the rings and the reception.
My friend ordered me some of the little bottles of bubbles from confetti. I liked looking at all the new stuff.
It was called ‘Anita’ and it was from Pronuptia, Derby, and it had gorgeous lilac beads/flowers around the top of the dress. It had flowers on the waist and down the back of the skirt but I preferred to have it plain so I had them taken off.
We had six bridesmaids, my best friends, Emma, Becky and Clare, my sister, Laura, and my two cousins, Sophie and Meaghan. They all wore lilac bridesmaid dresses from BHS.
Billy was our best man and Kirsten was our usher. They wore suits from Youngs Hire, Suits You, East Midlands Designer Outlet, J28.
The ladies all had a little cream handbag with a lilac flower on which contained chocolates. The men had miniature whiskey or brandy and there were teddy bears for the little children, as well as bubbles for everyone.
We had a four tiered wedding cake. It was white with tiny lilac flowers on it. My cousin made it for us as a wedding present. We had fruit, sponge and chocolate.
For our honeymoon we went touring around Austria and Switzerland.
My advice to other brides is on your wedding day stop every now and then throughout your day and just take in the surroundings – I did and I remember every time I did it and I can remember what I saw, what my guests were wearing, who they were talking to at that time. The parts when I did just stop to think are the parts of the day I remember most because I made myself stop and take it all in. The day goes far too fast.