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: May 22, 2007
Met at work exactly a year ago from the wedding date.
44 (me) and 35.
Proposed on a bench on Stinchcombe Hill, Dursley. Secretly carried a ring and got down on one knee when admiring the view from the bench (this walk was our first Date walk!)
Hen: 16 friends and family at the hen’s favourite pub, The Weighbridge (famous for the 2in1 pie). A limo picked up close friends. Stag: Weekend in Glasgow!
Groom helped print the wedding invitations and order of service.
Yes. Excellent for ideas for both hen night and wedding.
Lots…by mail order.
Black lace dress over ivory organza. Bought from boutique Fela, in Cheltenham. Black fur stole also bought from Fela for day. Black velvet jacket handmade for evening. Black lace shoes – Next Jewellery. Off white hand made rose necklace and earrings from Louise Shafar. Glasgow Black lace bag for evening from Coast.
Witness: Brother Blackwatch kilt with burgandy cravat and flashes. Ivory shirt.
Civil. Chose own words. Had a Rose Ceremony as part of the service to give a rose each as second gift to each other (as rings were first gift). As the theme was Angels, the blessing was ‘An Angel by Your side’
Belladrum Temple, Beuley, Inverness (A Romantic Highland Retreat).
The Mustard Seed, Inverness.
Timeless classic 1936 Rolls Royce.
8. Parents and witnesses.
Angel theme with black/ivory/burgundy colours.
Angel crackers. Angel place cards. Angel confetti. Angel Candles. Angel serviettes. Dark red rose petals. Black rose Candles. Black/Red serviette holders.
An ivory box with a tartan black and white ribbon (as on invitations/order of service/cakes). In box, black crepe paper with red angel, angel lottery holder/ticket, angel fridge magnet, angel bag with Love hearts. Love heart bottle stop. Lucky sixpence with Thank You wording.
Bouquet. Black Ribbon with Gerber corsage flower(with black/white feathers). Gerber (burgundy) flowers hanging from the ribbons decorated with red jewelled sequins. Groom Gerber flower with black/white feathers to match bride. Guests had red roses.
Mustard Seed allocated an Alcove room within their restaurant and allowed us to decorate. Menu choices were from their menu of the day. Three course meal with wide selection. Champage on ice on arrival. Excellent Service throughout. Lovely touch the traditional cork with money carved in top !
Individual square cup cakes. Sponge with Jam and Cream. White icing with black and white tartan ribbon. Handmade thistle on the top with ribbon. VeeBee Sugar Art in Kilbirnie – Scotland. Picked and transported to Inverness by the groom’s Parents
None arranged but the hotel where the guests were staying had a live traditional Scottish band. Great !
No. However people gave vouchers or personal presents which was lovely.
Lodges at Lochness, Foyers, Inverness. Lodges on Loch Ness Ltd Canadian Chalets with Spa, Steam Room & Hot Tub overlooking Loch Ness.
See the groom’s face when I walked in the Temple.
As all the arrangements, i.e. hair/make up/flowers/car/photographer were all dealt with through the Wedding Organiser of Belladrum Temple, you aren’t really sure what you are getting on the day. However, everything was excellent on the day and truly recommended. Also upsetting family members that weren’t invited to the wedding!
A trip to Inverness four months before the wedding to check out the venue and look/book evening reception venue was a godsend. Also, if you don’t want a traditional wedding – don’t worry what other people would think…..It is YOUR Day!