A COUPLE who met on the internet while he was serving with the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, Joseph Ashton Porter and Claire Bain, were married at Landguard Manor, Shanklin.
The bridegroom, a labourer, is the son of Mr and Mrs Allen Porter, of Albert Road, Sandown. The bride, a beauty therapist, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Graham Bain, of New Street, Newport.
The bride wore an ivory corseted dress, embroidered with baby-pink flowers, with six layers of baby-pink netting to the skirt.
She carried a ball-shaped bouquet containing ivory gerberas, and decorated with glitter and baby-pink butterflies.
She was attended by Sarah Wetherall, Laura Bain (bride’s sisters) Claire Hiscock and Helen Davis, who all wore baby-pink dresses and carried baby-pink flowers.
Jack, 12, Leyton, ten, and Lincoln Barsdell, six, (bride’s sons) were pageboys and wore ivory waistcoats with baby-pink cravats.
Toby Kochanski was best man.
A reception was held at Landguard Manor, including friends of the bridegroom who have recently returned from Afghanistan, followed by a honeymoon Tunisia.
Photography by Ian Scovell, of Landguard Manor.