Get to know Sarah Gallivan, editor of Your East Midlands Wedding, with these top 10 questions.
Being an East Midlands gal myself I love hearing from local brides and getting out and about to meet our fabulous suppliers. I once wanted to be a wedding planner so when it comes to hearing about all things wedding, I'm in my element!
We're lucky in the East Mids as we have a great range of venues – from stunning stately homes and historic settings through to contemporary and edgy surroundings – perfect for our brides-to-be.
Definitely the real weddings – writing about the most special day of people's lives is a big deal and I take great pride in telling their stories.
I've been married for 15 years now and things have changed so much in that time with themes emerging all of the time. I'd opt for a bonfire night wedding with winter warming food, hot chocolate shots, marshmallows toasted on open fires, guests would have sparklers and I'd end the night with a gorgeous firework display wrapped in cosy blankets.
Keith Lemon! Although my older relatives wouldn't approve he'd definitely add the fun factor and there'd be lots of laughter.
Ambitious, loyal, passionate, fun-loving, open (I say what I think out loud far too many times)!
I went recently with my 12 year old daughter, 4 year old son and hubby to watch Peter Rabbit. We all really enjoyed it. It was nice to watch something light-hearted and we all had a little giggle (even my other half – not that he'd admit it)!
My straighteners, chocolate and wine (for the obvious reasons).
A good fillet steak or chateaubriand. It's hearty yet refined and with it being so expensive you don't have it that often so it's a lovely treat.
At the coast in the sunshine with my favourite three people – children and hubby (preferably South of France but Cornwall's a good compromise)!
I'd love to hear all about your plans for your big day, or whether you'd recommend your wedding suppliers. Alternatively, let me know about any budget-saving tips you feel may benefit other readers. Email me at email@example.com.
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