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: April 20, 2009
30th August 2008
We met when I was 9 and Jay was 7, I later moved a couple of miles away and Jay would ride his bike to come and see me. We lost touch but then met up in 2004 and started dating in January 2005
I’m 24 and jay is 22
Jay handed me a ring box and asked me what I thought.
yes I went to Blackpool and the theme was gangsters and I was the moll, Jay went to Newcastle
He helped me do the favours and just agreed with everything else, oh and turned up.
I used the website for ideas on making my invites
My dress was by designer Benjamin Roberts style 951. I bought it from the Bridal House Of Chester
I had 6 adults, my 2 sisters Jay’s 3 sisters and my best friend as chief bridesmaid they wore mocha and champagne Alfred Angelo floor length dresses. I also had 4 flowers girls, 3 of Jay’s nieces and our daughter. They wore champagne dresses from BHS and we had our daughter’s made from my mum’s wedding dress.
Jay had his brother as his best man and my brother and his 2 best friends as ushers. They all wore morning suits with mocha and champagne waistcoats. We also had 5 pageboys, my 4 nephews and Jay’s nephew. They wore black pants with white shirts and waistcoats that matched the adults.
We had a religious ceremony
St. Mary’s Parish Church, Flint North Wales.
St. Mary’s Catholic Club Function Rooms
I had a cream Rolls Royce.
We had 75 guests in the day and a further 50 in the evening
Our reception was gold and cream with a slight Liverpool football club theme
Our tables were named after the football players and of course me and my new husband sat in the kop, I also had a Liverpool FC garter
Yes they had gold organza bags filled with love hearts
my bouquet was a small posy of cream roses with diamantes and mocha ribbon, the adult bridesmaids had a single calla lily with champagne ribbon and the flower girls had cream rose wristlets with mocha ribbon
We had butterfly chicken or roast beef with seasoned vegetables and hot fudge cake for dessert, the venue catered the day reception and we had outside caterers for the evening
We had a 3 tier sponge cake with ivory icing and gold ribbons with a heart explosion topper, a family member made it as a wedding present
We had a DJ in the evening with a bit of karaoke
No we put a poem in our invites asking for Euros for our honeymoon
We spent our wedding night at home with our daughter, we went to Greece for 2 weeks for our honeymoon we booked it with First Choice
Every moment was spectacular
Not a single hiccup
Everything was perfect, my only advice is make sure you stand back and take the whole day in as it goes by in a flash