Date of proposal 01/01/08 How old were you both when you got engaged? We were both 25 Who proposed? My boyfriend Colin proposed How did your partner (or you) propose?…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 14, 2010
21st June 2009
We met when i started a new job, and he worked in the same office as me
I’m 31 and he’s 42
He proposed to me on christmas day 1999, we were staying at my mam and dads for christmas, and had gone out on christmas eve for a drink, we left the pub and went home, to find mam and dad still up, which i thought was odd considering it was nearly midnight, as it turned midnight martin got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife, mam and dad already knew what he was planning hence why they had stayed up.
I had 3 hen nights. The first one my 8-yr-old daughter arranged for me at my mams house, she decorated it with banners and balloons etc, and bought me L plates and badges which was fantastic loved every minute of it, my 2nd one was a quiet family meal, and my 3rd one was my main hen night me and all my friends went to york in a limo, had a pole dancing lesson on the afternoon, then back to my friends house where we were staying who had decorated it all fantasically well, and made party food and drink then went on a pub crawl dressed in tutus!!. Martin isn’t really in to going out much so he had a few drinks with his friends and best man in our local town
He didn’t do a great deal to be honest, mainly because he wanted me to have what i wanted so let me make most of the decisions, which suited me!!
yes we did
I had a Maggie Sottero strapless 2 piece dress, which was oyster with diamond white organza over the top, i bought it from a bridal shop near my home town
I had 6 bridesmaids and a flowergirl. I had my 2yr old daughter as my flowergirl, my 8yr old and 6yr old as bridesmaids and my 2 neices and my 2 best friends, the adult bridesmaids wore strapless dresses and the younger ones had the same dresses but with spagetti straps, they were chocolate with a pink sash, and my flowergirl was the opposite she had a pink dress with a chocolate sash
He chose his son and his ex boss as his best men, didn’t have any ushers and they wore chocolate brown suits with cream waistcoats and brown cravats
Anvil hall, Gretna Green
Smiths at Gretna Green
No a family friend took us to the church and picked us up
We invited 80 guests with only a few extras on the evening, due to distance
My colour scheme was chocolate and pink,
We named them after different types of chocolate
Yes they got little bottles of champagne
My bouquet was hand tied with pink roses and gerberas with crystals, my bridesmaids had just roses, and for table decorations we had long tall vases with a brown ostrich feather and a pink gerbera in.
Tthe venue did the catering, and everyone got a choice of 2 starters, 2 main, and 2 dessert, we had vegetable soup/prawn cocktail, chicken in mushroom sauce/roast beef and yorkshire puds, lemon cheesecake/chocolate sticky toffee pudding
We had a 2 tier chocolate cake with pink roses round the centre, it was made by a friend
We had a disco and karaoke on the evening
We spent our first night at smiths in the thistle suite
Walking down the aisle
No it all seemed to run smoothly
Don’t get stressed out over it, remember the true meaning of marriage, everything else will fall into place.