AN ISLAND couple, James George Spence and Emma Jane Morris, who lived within a couple of miles of each other but who only met while working in a Lancashire town, have married.
The bridegroom, an outdoor pursuits instructor, is the son of Mr and Mrs Norman Spence, of Ashey Road, Ryde, and the bride, also an outdoor pursuits instructor, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Morris, of St Vincent’s Road, Binstead.
They met while working at Todmorden, Lancashire, and exchanged rings made from the gold of the wedding rings of the bridegroom’s late grandmother and the bride’s late grandfather.
The bride wore a full-length ivory satin dress made by her mother. It had a hand-beaded overlay of ivory lace and long train. She carried a bouquet of white, lilac and purple silk flowers.
Nicky Adams was maid of honour and Sarah Morris (bride’s sister) and Rebecca Spence (bridegroom’s sister) were bridesmaids. They wore lilac satin knee-length dresses with cream sashes and carried bouquets of long-stemmed white gerberas tied with purple ribbons.
Best man was Jamie Proctor and ushers were Norman Spence (bridegroom’s father)and Jamie Smith.
Registrar Jane Ackrill officiated at the Lakeside Park Hotel, Wootton, where guests at the reception included relatives and friends from Belgium and France.
The couple honeymooned on a Mediterranean cruise.