Norwegian Jeanette was going to England, and prior to she went house, her uncle insisted that she had to possess a drink in an English pub. "Dan was operating behind the bar, and following exchanging looks all evening, he lastly asked me for my quantity," says Jeanette. "Need I mention that I by no means went home…?"The proposal
Jeanette had gone back to Norway for Christmas, and also the loved-up couple hadn't noticed one another for 3 weeks. "It was horrible!" Jeanette recalls. "But when I arrived back at Heathrow, Dan met me in the airport, and also the initial factor he stated was, 'Will you marry me?' Obviously, I stated yes!"The bride's outfit
Jeanette knew she wanted to put on a easy and elegant style on her genuine wedding, particularly on a hot day in summer time, and settled on a chic halterneck style by Alfred Angelo purchased from Opulence & Grace in Worthing. "It had a semi-cathedral train with crystals and sequins - I loved how it sparkled throughout the day." Jeanette chose not to put on a tiara for the genuine wedding, but picked a easy veil embellished with crystals to match her dress, which she exchanged for a white floral hair accessory in the wedding breakfast. "My shoes were a bargain from Next, but I loved them: they were comfy and cute, with kitten heels and a pretty jewelled strap," she explains
"We were each so nervous as I walked down the aisle. It was a relief when I could hang on to Dan's hand…"The groom's outfit
Dan and his very best man chose to put on traditional English grey morning suits with embroidered ivory waistcoats from Opulence & Grace for the genuine wedding. Dan wore an ivory cravat, while the other groomsmen wore green cravats to match the bridesmaids' dresses, a perfect combination for the summer time.The bridesmaids
Jeanette's very best friends from Norway were by her side on her special day. "As we were in different countries, we had to do most of the planning and preparation via email and Facebook, but when they arrived right here for the wedding they were all so helpful and couldn't do enough for me," says Jeanette. The five maids wowed in emerald green waterfall dresses from Teatro at LittlewoodsThe ceremony
Jeanette and Dan were married at St Andrew's Church, Worthing, with Jeanette walking down the aisle on the arm of her Mum, who wore Norwegian national dress. "She has always been there for me, so it was a natural choice," explains Jeanette. "It was very reassuring to have her beside me when I was at my most nervous." The couple's genuine wedding ceremony included influences from each of their cultures, with Dan's Grandfather reading from the Bible, and one of Jeanette's bridesmaids singing a Norwegian love song.The flowers
Arranged by Blossoms of Worthing, Jeanette carryied a waterfall bouquet of English white roses and greenery. Instead of posies, the bridesmaids wore wrist corsages, and also the reception tables looked stunning with their arrangements of roses and foliage in tall, slim vases: "Simple but elegant and very effective for the summer time," says JeanetteThe reception
Jeanette and Dan's wedding celebrations took place in the Highdown Hotel, Worthing. "It had a gorgeous reception room, and was also very convenient, as all of our Norwegian guests were able to stay in the hotel," explains Jeanette. "I even stayed there myself the night prior to the wedding, so I had more time to get ready." A friend made the table plan, menus and place cards, using the couple's fresh green accent colour, and Jeanette decorated the venue with photos of herself and Dan taken throughout their time together
"The bathroom was packed with balloons - and also the bed was full of rice!"The favours
Chocolate hearts wrapped in silver foil were scattered across the reception tables, doubling up as each favours and decorations in one - a brilliant money-saving idea for any genuine wedding!The entertainment
A friend of Jeanette and Dan offered to DJ during the genuine wedding reception, and made sure everyone got up on their feet. '"We couldn't decide on a initial dance, so we had two: the very first to Wanna Grow Old With You from The Wedding Singer, and also the second to Starship's Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now.Memorable moment!
On leaving their reception to let the rest of the guests party the night away, Jeanette and Dan were greeted by a surprise. "The bridesmaids and ushers had decorated our hotel room," Jeanette laughs. "The bathroom was so full of balloons, we couldn't even get in there, and they'd also filled our bed with rice… We ended up sleeping on top of the covers, as every time we thought we'd swept it all off, we found a bit more! It was summer time anyway so we were nice and warm"The honeymoon
Following the genuine wedding, the newlyweds spent a week relaxing by the pool in Kalkan, Turkey for their honeymoon. "We also booked a few extra days hoilday prior to going back to work," adds Jeanette. "It gave us time to relax and reflect on our amazing day."