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: August 9, 2006
photos by Martin Lewis Photography
We met a number of times before I actually noticed him. But the night we really MET was in Windsor, in a pub with mutual friends. We got chatting… and got on really well. The rest of the crowd decided they’d had enough at the end of the night, but I wanted to go clubbing. Jeremy came with me and we spent the rest of the night dancing (then I took him home)!
I’m 36 and he’s 37.
He took me to Melbourne for a week and proposed to me in a horse-drawn carriage as we were crossing the Yarra River… very romantic.
– Yes, we did: his was in Edinburgh… golf, clay pigeon shooting, lots of booze and clubbing; mine was in Kensington, the girls organised a professional photo shoot and we did lots of Champagne, cocktails and clubbing.
He was involved in pretty much all the decisions. Only the finer details were left to me alone. We did it all together… He also made sure I didn’t blow the budget.
Other brides were the most help.
Yes, but never filled it in.
No, I live in New Zealand and planned the wedding from here so it was pretty difficult.
Mona Vora made my outfit. It was magenta and silver, a great mix of Indian and European – absolutely spectacular and I really did feel like a princess in it.
I had my two nieces and Jeremy’s niece, they wore traditional Indian outfits that were cream and magenta and looked stunning.
He chose Peter, a childhood friend and John a friend from Uni. They all wore contemporary morning suits.
The Royal Adelaide Hotel, Windsor.
The York Club, Windsor Great Park.
A friend’s Jaguar.
All the guests came for the whole thing and we invited 150, though 115 came in total.
It was a mix of European and Indian, but the colours were pinks, purples and silver.
The napkins were pink, the flowers were cream and purple and the petals were magenta.
Yes, a CD of our favourite songs, specially made by a friend.
Magenta Morello roses and cream roses by The Wild bunch. The table flowers were magenta and cream also.
The food was an Indian buffet. We had Sapna Catering, who did an amazing job.
We had a 3 Tier cake from Marks & Spencer.
Yes, we had a disco and Bollywood dancers.
John Lewis gift list.
The first night was at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel in Windsor and the honeymoon was at Aleenta Spa in Thailand – the most amazing place ever. My hubby booked it as a surprise for me.
Walking down the aisle and seeing Jeremy there, it was just fantastic. I felt so happy I thought I was going to burst.
Yes, a couple… mainly with my mother but nothing too major.
Enjoy every second of it, it goes so quickly. And remember, it’s not the flowers or the decor that makes your wedding special… it’s you. That was the one thing we didn’t count in the