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: August 8, 2006
We worked together for 18 months before my husband-to-be emailed me to ask me out… that was after I split up with my ex in August 2002.
I am 27 and Neil is 34.
We bought our first home together and absolutely loved living together so he thought it was the perfect place to propose a month after moving in.
Yes, I had a hen night in a lively Greek Restaurant in Liverpool with Greek dancing and plate smashing and he went to the Grand National at Aintree.
Yes, being able to go on the website and hear other people’s problems and excitement really helped me.
My dress was made by Essense of Australia and had an A-line skirt in satin with a crystalled bodice.
My niece was a bridesmaid at our wedding reception (we married abroad) and wore an ivory dress from Next.
On board the Caribbean Princess in the Caribbean.
A local sailing club.
Yes, we arranged a coach to collect the guests and drop them off.
120 at the reception.
EI had a peach bouquet of roses made by the florist was on board the cruise ship.
We had outside caterers who did a wonderful buffet for our reception.
Made by Pipedreams, it was lilac and white with a cruise ship and a palm tree on top.
Live band at the reception.
Our first night was spent on the cruise ship and for our honeymoon we went to Orlando, Florida.
Seeing my husband.
Yes! We were due to get married in Antigua on 21 April 2005 but unfortunately my mother-in-law died suddenly the day before we were due to travel. It was devastating and obviously the wedding had to be cancelled. We had to go back to work for a month after everyone had done a collection for us and wished us well. My mum rang round trying to reorganise the wedding for as soon as possible. We had our hearts set on the Caribbean but nowhere would agree to marry us with less than 3 months notice. Eventually my Mum found a cancellation on a cruise ship which we weren’t keen on but with no other option we set off for our cruise one month later – and it was the best wedding ever. We also had to rearrange the wedding reception we had planned for our return and with it being May/June everywhere was fully booked. Through lots of hard work my mum eventually found a venue which was perfect and on 17th July we had our reception – at last – with all our friends and family. Unfortunately six weeks later my mum died suddenly from a heart attack – she was 54! I can’t help but think it was caused by all the stress I gave her with organising and reorganising our wedding.
Be grateful for everything you have.