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: September 25, 2006
Seven years ago at Godalming College.
24 and 23.
By a moonlight pool in Tunisia in April 2005.
Yes! I was taken to the New Forest for pampering and a big girls’ night out in Southampton. He went on a golfing break in Devon.
He had some very strong ideas about the wedding and everything was (mostly)a joint decision.
I used other people’s weddings to give me inspiration in the early stages. We brought all the decorations from confetti. Also it is just a nice girly website to visit and gain ideas.
We bought online and went to the new Reading store.
My dress was from Pronuptia in Woking. It is a beautiful ivory dress with organza overlay, with a few sparkles and pearls.
I had four bridesmaids, my little sister (Chief Bridesmaid), my sister in law, my friend from college, and my friend from university. My brave mother made all the dresses!
He choose his two best friends from college. He also asked my brothers to be ushers.
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Haslemere,Surrey
The Georgian Hotel, Haslemere, Surrey
An Alvis – a very beautiful car.
We had about 70 day guests and another 55 guests for the evening.
Lots of pink confetti, ribbon, chair covers, flowers, etc.
Yes – boxes of almonds and chocolate hearts from Confetti.
My bouquet was ivory roses with diamantes in the roses.
The bridesmaids’ bouquets were calla lilies with bear grass trail.
The buttonholes were roses and the corsages were freesia.
The hotel did the catering. Salad, pork with potato gratin and meringue with summer fruits, coffee and mints.
Cranleigh Celebration Cakes. It was a three tier chocolate cake – white with pink dots.
In the evening, we had a chocolate fountain.
At the hotel. Our honeymoon was fab! We went on the QM2 from Southampton to New York (6 nights) – two nights at The Hilton New York and five nights in Basin Harbor Country Club in Vermont.
My dad’s Speech! Very funny.
No – I planned and planned and planned some more!
Don’t stress! Also don’t worry if things go wrong, such as weather, because you can’t do a thing about it. Just enjoy yourself.