A SURPRISE engagement, then marriage and a honeymoon were all combined when Simon Ross Boulter and his bride, Vicki Emma Basham, went to Mauritius.
The bridegroom, a commercial sales manager, is the son of Mrs Sallie Boulter, of Guyers Road, Freshwater. The bride, a case manager with a youth offending team, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Basham, of Worsley Drive, Wroxall.
The bride wore a white strapless, floor-length satin dress with crystal and sequin detail on the bodice and back. She wore frangipani flowers in her hair and carried a bouquet of pink gerberas, which were brought back to the IW for the bride’s mother.
The reception was held on the same private beach on which they were married on the north west coast of Mauritius.
Both families were unaware of their plans but not entirely surprised and a celebratory dinner was held on their return at the Lakeside Park Hotel, Wootton.
The couple will live in Swepstone, Leicestershire.