Written by Paula Jones Last updated: October 29, 2009
9th September 2009
We met in November 2003. We got chatting on a website, met up in real life for a meal and the rest is history
I’m 29 and Dave is 32
I knew that Dave was thinking about proposing but wasnt sure whne he would do it. We went to Kefalonia on holiday in September 2006. We had decided to go to the top of a hill that was behind our hotel to take piccies of the sunset. I had my back to Dave taking pictures and thinking about what to have for dinner when Dave said that he had been thinking about us getting maried. I replied that he should just ask when he was ready. I turned around and he was on one knee with my beautiful ring in his hand.
We did. I had a meal with some friends and Dave had a drunken night out dressed as fred flintstone for some reason.
He mostly funded it, but did help with designing the save the date magnets and evening invites.
I only used the forums which were amazing in the planning process.
I wore a one shoulder balerina length tafeta dress that was made for me by a local dress maker. It had a baby blue sash and sparkles around the top. I had a blue taira and fantastic shoes from Faith (that i have worn for all of about 10 minutes – i discovered that i couldnt walk in them!!)
I had my 2 close friends Jude and Sara. They wore blue dresses that we found in Debenhams.
Dave chose one of his friends, Pete, to be best man. They wore Linen suits from Marks and Spencers.
Civil ceremony that was done in English and then Greek.
In Greece. On the island of Rhodes, in Lindos. The ceremony itself was conducted at St Pauls Bay outside the neautiful church there.
We had one at Ambrosia, a lovely restaurant in Rhodes. Then we had a party back home for the people who couldnt come with us as the local Masonic Hall.
There were 17 of us in Greece including all family and friends, then there were 70ish at the reception here.
Not really, we carried on the blue clolur though the flowers but there was no real “theme”
The guests in Greece got a little silver box with love hearts in and the guests back home got packets of love hearts
I had a bouquet of cream roses and gypsofelia with blue crystals in the roses hand wrapped with blue ribbon to match the ribbon on my dress. The bridesmaids had the same, but smaller with no crystals. The button holes were one rose with some greenery.
The menu was chosen by the guests on the day. They had a choice of Steak, Swordfish of Chicken with either rice, chips, jacket potato or mash. We had the wedding cake for dessert.
We had a chocolate fudge cake with white chocolate shavings (not fans of fruit cake)
We had a DJ at the reception in the UK but nothing in Greece.
We had a gift list with Trailfinders to help with the cost of our honeymoon.
We had a minimoon after the wedding in Greece and stayed in a hotel called the Melenos. It was so lovely and relaxing. We are going on Honeymoon on the 21st Nov to Sugar Beach in Mauritius and then stopping off in Dubai for 2 days on the way home.
Oh my gosh there are so many ( i just asked Dave and he said seeing me walking down the hill to him :)) i think mine was meeting Dave at the top of the stairs to the church and him giving me my flowers. But then again it could be when the registrar pronouced us man and wife.
Not really. We are both so laid back that nothing seems to bother us.
I wouldnt do anything differently, i loved every second of it. I would pass on the advice that i was given – every hour take 5minutes out with your hubby, step back and take it all in. Oh and take lots of piccies, it’ll fly by