Sarah and Les 26/02/2006 - Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge Where, when and how did he (or you!) propose? In a club in Morecambe. How did your groom help with…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: March 19, 2007
Garry and I met in London six years ago. Originally we are both from South Africa.
Garry is 27 and I am 24.
Garry proposed to me when we went back to South Africa for Christmas about four years ago. He proposed in one of our family’s chapels. We walked in to have a look and there were flowers everywhere and candles up the aisle as we walked up and I turned around he was down on one knee.
Yes, we had two each, one in the UK and one in South Africa.
He helped research into service providers, and put up with me.
Yes, we did. We also purchased the wedding speeches book and ordered stationery and got some great ideas.
Yes we did. We also visited the store, but preferred shopping online as it was convenient and more of a selection.
I bought my dress in Marlow. It was handmade in Australia. It consisted of all lace with little crystals sewn into the lacework as well as a lace jacket and sash.
I had five Bridesmaids who were all family and friends. They wore champagne gold dresses.
Garry had five groomsmen who were friends from school. They wore black trousers and jackets with a white shirt and gold cravat and waistcoat.
We had a religious ceremony.
We held our ceremony at Granny Mouse’s Country House in the Midlands, South Africa. They have a chapel overlooking the river and mountains
The reception was also held at the hotel.
In total we had 105 wedding guests.
Yes, the theme was white roses and gold.
We had white rose arrangements on the table, with gold overlays, gold chair ties, and gold base plates. Each guest also had a single white rose or fern on the back of their chair and on top of their menu.
Yes, as it was close to Christmas, each guest was given a glass Christmas bauble with red and ivory rose petals in it. The bauble hook was personalised with our names and wedding date and these were placed in gold chiffon bags
The table decorations consisted of white roses in long tall vases. The bouquets were lovely. Mine was champagne/yellow roses and my bridesmaids’ were white roses.
The venue handled the catering. After the ceremony the guests were entertained by the sting trio as they drank champagne and ate canapes on the balcony. Then once in the reception later on there was a four course meal.
Our wedding cake was made by a family friend who makes wedding cakes. Three layers – chocolate, vanilla and carrot cake.
Yes, we had a sting trio to entertain the guests, and then a DJ to party on until the early hours of the morning.
Yes, we did.
Our first night we stayed at the hotel where we got married. We had basically booked the whole hotel out for the weekend so it was nice to have breakfast with all the guests the next day. We then spent two nights on the beach and then four nights in Zambia, followed by a further two and a half weeks in South Africa
The whole day….
Yes the gold overlays which we wanted were delivered and were the wrong colour. We eventually got the right ones.
No, relax and enjoy your day. Allow plenty of time to get ready so you do not rush the important bits…