What are your names? Kam & David Gibbons
What date did you get married? 26/05/2012
Where did you meet? Tesco!! We both worked there part time but didn’t actually start dating until 2 years later.
Where did he propose? On the London eye when we got to the top. We were celebrating our 4 year anniversary.
Where did you get married? The Derby Conference Centre because as soon as we saw the venue, we knew it was the one. Plus it has beautiful gardens.
Where was your reception? Also The Derby Conference Centre
Who was your caterer? The Derby Conference Centre, Our day was in one venue to make things easier for family
What was on your menu?
Starters: Roasted red pepper and tomato soup or home cooked ham and cheddar tart finished with chilli salsa.
Mains: Roast lamb seasoned with garlic and rosemary or Turkey breast with all the traditional trimmings or Vegetable strudel all served with roast potatoes and seasonal veg.
Dessert: White chocolate truffle Served with tea/coffee with mints.
Tell us about your wedding rings. We bought our rings from Ernest Jones, it’s one of the first things we bought for the wedding. We kept it simple by just having a gold band.
Tell us about your cake. It was actually a friend of my brothers, she made it at home. We kept it with the wedding theme of gold and neutral colours, and vanilla/chocolate sponge. No we forgot to have some on the wedding day because there was too much going on.
Who supplied your flowers, what did you have? We used ‘Flowers by Joy’. Again we kept it neutral, i had cream roses with diamante in the middle and a cream bow wrapped round it and the bridesmaids had a smaller version of mine.
Who designed your dress and where did it come from? I had it made from a shop in Birmingham as i wanted to keep it traditional on my side. I knew exactly what colour i wanted and they had it custom made for me.
What shoes did you wear? Marks and Spencers.
Who did your make-up? My hair was done by a lady called Micelle, she is a mobile hairdresser. And make up was done by The Artist Bacheeka, who’s just set up her own business. Yes would highly recommend them both, they made me look like a princess and the bridesmaids looked stunning!!
Did you have cars? if so what and who supplied them? Well as we were keeping to a budget, my car was a jaguar which belonged to my dad’s best friend. He drove me and the bridesmaids. Dave’s car was a white range rover which belonged to my brothers friend who drove them.
What was your first dance to and why? Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love with you. We loved the UB40 version but thought that was a bit too fast for a 1st dance. We both love the words to it.
How long were you in planning your wedding? we spent 8 months planning our perfect day.
Were you on budget? Yes we tried to, might have gone over a little!!
What advice would you give a couple planning their wedding? * Try not to leave things to the last minute. You may think you have ages but it creeps up on you out of nowhere. So make sure you book the important bits first ie venue, registrar, photographer, cake etc * If someone offers to help – take it!! Trust me, you may think you can do it all but you actually can’t. * Enjoy planning it!! I found myself getting very stressed months before so couldn’t enjoy it until the week leading up to it. *And enjoy your day. Find a min to have to yourself to take everything in. I found the whole day was just a blur and went so quick.
What is the brides most memorable part of the day? All of it!! I just can’t pin point one thing. I loved every min of it from everyone being at my parents house in the morning getting ready to the evening reception. It was funny teaching everyone to dance to Bhangra music, which they all enjoyed doing. The most emotional part of the day was seeing Dave stood at the altar and my dad walking me down the aisle.
What is the grooms most memorable part of the day? Dave’s most memorable part of the day was when I walked through the door and down the aisle to him (his words).