24/09/2005 – The Royal Adelaide Hotel, Windsor The York Club, Windsor Great Park
photos by Martin Lewis Photography
How and when did you meet?
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)!
How old are you both?
I’m 36 and he’s 37.
Where, when and how did he (or you!) propose?
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.
Did you have hen and stag celebrations?
– 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.
Did your groom help you with the wedding planning?
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.
Did you use confetti to plan your wedding? If so, how did the website help you?
Other brides were the most help.
Do you have a confetti web page?
Yes, but never filled it in.
Did you buy any confetti products for your wedding? If so, did you visit a store, buy online or by mail order?
No, I live in New Zealand and planned the wedding from here so it was pretty difficult.
Tell us about your outfit, and where you bought it.
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.
Did you have bridesmaids? If so, who did you choose and what did they wear?
I had my two nieces and Jeremy’s niece, they wore traditional Indian outfits that were cream and magenta and looked stunning.
Who did your groom choose for his best man and ushers, and what did they wear?
He chose Peter, a childhood friend and John a friend from Uni. They all wore contemporary morning suits.
Did you have a civil or religious ceremony?
Where did you hold your ceremony?
The Royal Adelaide Hotel, Windsor.
Where did you hold your reception?
The York Club, Windsor Great Park.
Did you have any special wedding transport?
A friend’s Jaguar.
How many guests did you invite to your wedding, and did you have a separate evening guest list?
All the guests came for the whole thing and we invited 150, though 115 came in total.
Did your reception have a particular theme in terms of colour or style?
It was a mix of European and Indian, but the colours were pinks, purples and silver.
How did you incorporate this in to your table settings?
The napkins were pink, the flowers were cream and purple and the petals were magenta.
Did you give your guests favours?
Yes, a CD of our favourite songs, specially made by a friend.
Describe your flowers (bouquets and table decorations). Who was your florist?
Magenta Morello roses and cream roses by The Wild bunch. The table flowers were magenta and cream also.
What did you choose to have on your menu? Did you have an outside caterer or did your venue handle the catering?
The food was an Indian buffet. We had Sapna Catering, who did an amazing job.
What did you choose for your wedding cake?
We had a 3 Tier cake from Marks & Spencer.
Did you have any entertainment during the day or evening?
Yes, we had a disco and Bollywood dancers.
Did you have a gift list? If so, who did you have your list with?
John Lewis gift list.
Where did you spend your first night and honeymoon? Who did you book your honeymoon with?
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.
What was your most memorable moment of the day?
Walking down the aisle and seeing Jeremy there, it was just fantastic. I felt so happy I thought I was going to burst.
Did you experience any ‘nightmare’ moments in the run up to your wedding or on the day?
Yes, a couple… mainly with my mother but nothing too major.
Is there anything you would do differently, or any advice you would give to other brides?
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