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: December 2, 2007
We worked together as operators at BT in ’99-’00
I am 25 and Steve is 27
I won a trip to Paris and Steve proposed in our Hotel Room
We had a joint Hen/Stag bbq at Steve’s mums house, it was great fun having everyone we love around us. Steve’s mum did an excellent job with the decorations and food – her chicken wings are something else!!
He helped with the decorations and most importantly the food!!
Yes, the real life stories of other couples were a great help and your brochure helped inspire decorations.
I bought bubbles and confetti via mail order. The bubbles went down great with children and adults.
My dress was called ‘Phoenix” from Romantica of Devon, it had great flowers and organza fabric.I had a short veil at the base of my head and a very kind freind lent me her tiara for my something borrowed. I bought my dress from Bustles and Bows in Hastings, the staff there are amazing.
I had 3 bridesmaids, my daughter, sister, and best freind. As my sister and daughter are 6 and 7, I got their dresses from BHS and my best friend’s from the same bridal shop as I got my dress.
Steve and his best man both wore black suits with lilac shirts and ties, with matching hankerchiefs. Steve’s best man was his cousin, James.
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Horntye Park Hastings
We had a Daimler Limo
We had around 30 guests at the wedding, it was mainly family and close freinds. There was a seperate guest list for the evening, in total we had about 50 people.
It was lilac and white
We had balloons and confetti on the tables and napkins to match
Other than balloons and confetti we didn’t have any other table decor. The bouquets, button holes and corsages were purple. The two young girls had wands with flowers and ribbon. Blooms and bears were our florist, they were a great help and came up with the idea for the wands so the girls felt like princesses.
We had a summer buffet, there was some much lovely food, I couldn’t begin to describe it.
A friend of a friend did the cake. We chose a white cake with lilac butterflies.
We had a dj in the evening.
We spent our honeymoon in London sightseeing.
I didn’t realise how quickly the ceremony would be pass, so there was a couple of hours gap between the ceremony and reception but it was ok, it was one of the 2nd hottest days we had this summer. Everyone just relaxed and made the most of it.
Just enjoy it and if you can, make a list of what photos you would like. I didn’t and regret not having some of certain people.