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‘ There wasn ’ t an official proposal – just a few nights opening bottles of champagne while we talked about our visions of our perfect day .’

Dee aND DeBS

We met at a fancy dress party in Kent . The party was themed as ‘ the L word ’, so you had to dress as something beginning with L . Dee was the Cowgirl of Love and Debs decided to dress as a dog – Lassie ! We met again in Brighton the following weekend and have been together ever since . That was 1 July 2006 and we married on 2 July 2016 , ten years later .

We were going to celebrate our tenth anniversary and decided to have a big party , so a wedding seemed the perfect idea . We had already bought rings for each other from the same designer a few years earlier , so these just became our engagement rings . There wasn ’ t an official proposal – just a few nights opening bottles of champagne while we talked about our visions of our perfect day .
We wanted to have an intimate venue that had space outside where everyone could sit and we could have our own
entertainment – also somewhere that our bridesmaid , our little dog Dillie , could enjoy ! Somewhere in Brighton and Hove would enable us to invite everyone to a party by the sea .
Living on the coast we wanted the style of décor to be ‘ beachy ’, with candles in jars of shingle and small votives placed all around the reception venue and garden area . Flowers for the table were ivory and blue , again in vases of pebbles .
Neither of us knew what the other was going to wear , although we ’ d both talked about probably wearing ivory dresses . Dee had her dress made by an online company in Canada . It was three-quarter length , ’ 50s style ivory lace , with beautiful matching shoes . Debs chose a figure-hugging sleeveless ivory lace dress , which she ’ d bought in town and coincidentally had taken up to be three quarter length . The dresses were the exactly the same colour ivory and length , which was amazing considering neither of us knew about the other ’ s .

‘ There wasn ’ t an official proposal – just a few nights opening bottles of champagne while we talked about our visions of our perfect day .’

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