Dee anD Debs
We had wedding rings commissioned to complement the
style of our engagement rings. The jeweller Julia Pharo was at
a wedding fair the previous year and she helped us create the
perfect rings, having them moulded around our engagement
rings and taking trips to London to choose the diamonds. Julia
and her husband even drove to brighton the week before to
deliver them personally. (http://juliapharo.com/)
e wanted to follow the tradition of being
apart the night before our wedding, so that
the moment would be really special when
we saw each other for the ﬁrst time. Debs
stayed at the Claremont hotel
(www.theclaremont.eu) which is where we were having the
reception. We hired all of the hotel’s 12 rooms for the wedding
night, and a few of them on the ﬁrst night for friends and family.
both of us had our hen night on the eve of the wedding.
Dee had friends down from London and hosted a party at
home before going into brighton for a meal, while Debs had
ﬁzz in the garden of the hotel with her family, before a meal on
the seafront. Her father, who’s 89, sat at the head of the table
and loved being surrounded by 11 women!
We decided to have our ceremony mid-afternoon, so that
friends and family could relax and look around town in the
morning. Our hire car picked Dee up from home at lunchtime –
after friends had helped her get ready and steadied her
nerves! – taking her to the restaurant Plateau, across from the
town hall, where she hosted a mini pre-wedding champagne
and buﬀet party.
Dee’s best friend Julie was her ‘best woman’, while Debs
was walked into the room by her father Terry, accompanied by
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