A COUPLE who first met while backpacking round the world, David Owen and Hayley Miriam Broadhead, were married at St Blasius’s Old Parish Church, Shanklin.
The bride arrived and the couple departed in Seaside, a light blue VW campervan, to symbolise how they met. A decorative model of a campervan was also placed on top of the wedding cake, made by the bride’s mother.
The bridegroom, a paediatric nurse at St Mary’s Hospital, is the son of Mr and Mrs Brian Owen, of Brighton, East Sussex. The bride, also a paediatric nurse at St Mary’s, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Broadhead, of Florence Road, Shanklin.
The bride wore an ivory tulle full-skirted dress with lace and pearl detailing, and a half-length veil with lace detail. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses with gypsophila and ivy.
She was attended by Helen and Jennifer Broadhead (bride’s sisters) and Hannah Entwisle, who wore strapless, navy silk maxi dresses, with bouquets of yellow and ivy roses and gypsophila. Flower girl, Molly Stokes, wore a navy dress with white spots, yellow cardigan, daisy hairband and carried a basket of yellow roses and gypsophila.
George Corke was a page boy and wore a white Victorian wing-collar shirt, navy blue suit trousers and a bluebell waistcoat and cravat.
Simon Plater, Mike Bingham, Martyn Jackson and Jack Broadhead (bride’s brother) were groomsmen.
The Rev Victor Standing officiated.
A reception was held at Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, followed by a honeymoon in the Maldives.
Photography by Emma Watts Photography, All Seasons, Church Road, Havenstreet.