Lucina and Neils real life wedding

Lucina and Neils’ Real Life St Mellons in Castleton Wedding

When was your wedding?


How and when did you meet?

I met Neil when I worked opposite the road to him and it was love at first sight.. and he had a nice bum!


How old are you both?

I’m 26 and Neil is 33

Where, when and how did he (or you!) propose?

He proposed at Christmas ’05

How did your groom help with the wedding planning?

He was brilliant at organising the wedding part as he used to be a wedding coordinator at a hotel

Did you use confetti to plan your wedding? If so, how did the website help you?

Yes. I got a lot of the love heart items as this was our theme

Do you have a confetti web page?


Did you buy any confetti products for your wedding? If so, did you visit a store, buy online or by mail order?

I visited the store in Reading and I used the online store too

Tell us about your outfit, and where you bought it

I wore a champagne coloured dress and he wore a brown Charles Worthin suit

Did you have bridesmaids? If so, who did you choose and what did they wear?

No just page boys

Who did your groom choose for his best man and ushers, and what did they wear?

His best friend Darren.

Did you have a civil or religious ceremony?

Civil ceremony.

Where did you hold your ceremony?

the St Mellons in Castleton in Newport

Where did you hold your reception?

Same place as the ceremony

Did you have any special wedding transport?

Neil had his Alfa Romeo

How many guests did you invite to your wedding, and did you have a separate evening guest list?

55 for the day and 100 for the night

Did your reception have a particular theme in terms of colour or style?

Love Hearts

How did you incorporate this in to your table settings?

We had a Love Hearts cake and our tables had a Love Hearts sweet theme

Did you give your guests favours?

Yes.. pick and mix sweets

Describe your flowers (bouquets and table decorations). Who was your florist?

Pale champagne roses and ivory leaves

What did you choose to have on your menu? Did you have an outside caterer or did your venue handle the catering?

The venue handled the catering.

What did you choose for your wedding cake, and who made it?

A three tier cake with carrot, chocolate and fruit cake layers.

Did you have any entertainment during the day or evening?

We had a chocolate fountain and a DJ for the night.

Did you have a gift list? If so, who did you have your list with?

No, just honeymoon vouchers

Where did you spend your first night and honeymoon? Who did you book your honeymoon with?

We’re going on honeymoon in June this year to Corfu.

What was your most memorable moment of the day?

Every moment

Did you experience any “nightmare” moments in the run up to your wedding or on the day?

Just the person who was taking photos (who was a good friend of the h2b). She was a pain, but she was soon sorted out and shut up!

Is there anything you would do differently, or any advice you would give to other brides?

No..I just wish my mum and dad were alive to have seen me on my big day.

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