SHANKLIN was part of the honeymoon for former Islander Joshua Edward Hardy and his new bride, Kate Mason, who were married at Foreside Community Church, Maine, USA.
The bridegroom moved to the USA from the Island as a child, and met the bride at Roanoke College, in Salem, Virginia.
The bridegroom, an international shipping officer, is the son of Mr and Mrs Martin Hardy, of Harwood, Maryland. The bride, a country park ranger, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Doug Mason, of Cumberland, Maine.
The bride wore a full-length white dress with lace overlay and a lace veil. She carried a bouquet of white spray carnations, white freesias and seasonal flowers.
She was attended by Jessica Hardy (bridegroom’s sister), Emma Mason and Jamie Mason (bride’s sisters) were bridesmaids and they wore full length satin black and ivory dresses. Ella Mason (bride’s cousin) was flower girl and wore a white lace dress with pink waistband.
Cooper Mason (bride’s nephew) was pageboy and wore a black tuxedo.
Rich Bryan was best man and Sam Mason (bride’s brother) and Dan Spindler acted as ushers.
Pastor Geoff Gattis officiated.
A reception was held at the Falmouth Country Club, Maine, followed by a honeymoon in London, Shanklin and Paris.