We meet at school, we where in the same class together and we got together as boyfriend and girlfriend on the 19th July 1996
How old are you both?
Where, when and how did he (or you!) propose?
I proposed to him on the 11th September 2000 and we had been on a night out and had a great time and we were both at home. I text him saying how much I was in love with him and that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him and he said that he felt the same and the next day I went and got him a ring and proposed again. We were 18yrs old at the time
Did you have hen and stag celebrations? If so, what did you do?
Yes, mine was in Bournemouth a month before the wedding and his was in Newquay on the same weekend. I had 3 days of fun and partying, my best friend organised a caberet night with male strippers, pole dancing lessons and club crawl. His mates organised a pole dancing club and club crawl too
How did your groom help with the wedding planning?
We shared almost all the organising we chose the rings together and he organised the DJ, catering and the venue. We choose the music together .
Did you use confetti to plan your wedding? If so, how did the website help you?
Yes I was on confetti almost every day!
Did you buy any confetti products for your wedding? If so, did you visit a store, buy online or by mail order?
yes I brought my Mrs bikini and load of reception bits and my bride vest and bridesmaid vests
Tell us about your outfit, and where you bought it
my dress was fishtail ivory with little pink flowers on the bust and train with crystals
Did you have bridesmaids? If so, who did you choose and what did they wear?
Yes I had my sister and best friend and they wore black fishtail dresses with pink around the waist and down the back.
Who did your groom choose for his best man and ushers, and what did they wear?
The groom and best man wore black suits with ivory waist coats and pink ruche
Did you have a civil or religious ceremony?
Where did you hold your ceremony?
Broxbourne registry office
Where did you hold your reception?
Did you have any special wedding transport?
We has a Pink Cadallac
How many guests did you invite to your wedding, and did you have a separate evening guest list?
50 and 100 to the evening we wanted a very simple but close guest list
Did your reception have a particular theme in terms of colour or style?
Our whole wedding was in pink and black as they are my favourite colours
How did you incorporate this in to your table settings?
We had a buffet
Did you give your guests favours?
Yes my Hubby loves jelly beans so we had little boxes made with our names and wedding date printed on them (that we got from Confetti) and with pink tissue we placed inside with the jelly beans
Describe your flowers (bouquets and table decorations). Who was your florist?
My flowers were pink and black silk with crystals and diamonds with pink & black netting the same in the tables and cake and pink smaller flowers with pink netting for my girls
What did you choose to have on your menu? Did you have an outside caterer or did your venue handle the catering?
It was a very traditional cockney buffet
What did you choose for your wedding cake, and who made it?
The cake was 3 tier pink mother of pearl lustre. Each tier was sitting in pink diamante crowns that matched my tiara.
Did you have any entertainment during the day or evening?
We had a great DJ playing party classics .
Did you have a gift list? If so, who did you have your list with?
No as we have been living together for years we asked for donations.
Where did you spend your first night and honeymoon? Who did you book your honeymoon with?
As our wedding was so close to where we live we went home on our first night then early the next morning we flew out to Egypt for 7 days .
What was your most memorable moment of the day?
There were so many, the one that sticks out the most is when we were pronounced husband and wife we both turned round and all our friends and family where clapping and crying.
Did you experience any “nightmare” moments in the run up to your wedding or on the day?
Only one. It was not really a nightmare it was very funny. It was when I got to the registry office and I realised that I had left my flowers at home! My best friend had to go to my house and get them. Luckily it was only 10 mins away .
Is there anything you would do differently, or any advice you would give to other brides?
I would definitely pay for a professional to video the wedding and evening and get a better photo package as though the photographer was very good he did not take enough pictures and did not do all the pictures on my list.