Pink Weddings Magazine Autumn/Winter 2016 - Page 34

PJ And TOne Order Of the day 13:30 14:00 15:30 16:00 18:00 18:30 19:15 20:00 20:15 20:25 20:30 21:30 24:00 01:00 Ceremony reception drinks dinner Call dinner is served Speeches start Guests to retire to Main Lounge evening guests arrive Guest to be taken to the Bridgeman Suite Cutting of the cake first dance Bar Opens Buffet Bar Closes Last dance 34 » pink weddings magazine I booked a hotel in Paris, overlooking the eiffel Tower, and maintaining the illusion it was a birthday weekend away, I looked for the perfect place to pop the question. I wanted to take PJ for dinner in the eiffel Tower, but couldn’t get a table. Thankfully Olivia was on hand and recommended I call her friend Tracey, a travel agent, who booked us a river cruise with dinner on the Seine and a table at the Moulin Rouge. With the weight off my mind and the planning going well, I went to see PJ’s mum and dad to discuss my plans and see what they thought. With their blessing (his dad told me he thought it ‘a great idea’), travel arrangements sorted and a ring secured, the weekend arrived with PJ having no idea of what I had planned for him. His orders were to keep out of my bag as I had ‘the full travel arrangements’ in it. not only was this true, but I also had the ring stashed in there! He was totally blown away with the hotel and the view and then I gave him his next set of instructions – be ready at 5.30pm in reception! By the time the car picked us up, the pesky ring was really burning a hole in my pocket and for the next five hours I was checking it in a constant state of paranoia. After an amazing dinner, we spent two hours dancing with the ladies and gentlemen of the Moulin Rouge (a lot of fun, a lot of skin!) and were dropped back at the eiffel Tower, where I had planned to propose. I had hoped it would have quietened down by that point, but it was still so busy at 11.30pm – which made it all the more scary. I was running out of time and places! Luckily there was a beautiful café near our hotel, so I