A COUPLE who met just before the bridegroom was about to be deployed to Afghanistan, Capt Lawrence Burgess and Stefanie Wood, were married at St Agnes’s Church, Freshwater.
The bridegroom, a captain in the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, is the son of Mr and Mrs Colin Burgess, of Ventnor.
The bride, a store manager for Boots, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Wood, of Totland Bay.
The bride wore a vintage ivory white lace dress with sequin and crystal detailing and a small train and a white flower in her hair with a crystal-detailed birdcage veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses, white sweetpea and greenery, sprayed with a delicate gold glitter.
She was attended by Fay Bailey, Marisa Clark (bride’s niece) and Lea Clark (bride’s niece). They wore long, champagne-coloured chiffon dresses, with crystal detailing on the front, and carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Matteo Burgess (bridegroom’s nephew) was a page boy. He wore an Italian blue and white checked suit with champagne bow tie.
Dave Poulter was best man and Ian Blackman and Simon Staff acted as ushers.
The Rev Mark Whatson officiated.
A reception was held at Albert Cottage, East Cowes, and the couple plan to take a honeymoon next year, as they are expecting their first child soon.
Photography by Jason Mark Harris at Weddingfolio, of Binstead.