Love at the pub led to wedding

Louise Goodall and Steve Brett
Louise Goodall and Steve Brett
Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

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Romantic Steve Brett knew Louise Goodall was the girl for him when they began working together.

Louise was working part-time at The Pembroke pub in Old Portsmouth and Steve was the landlord there.

Steve was keen to let Louise know how he felt so on Valentine’s Day seven years ago he placed love heart sweets in her handbag to show her exactly how much he cared. Luckily, Louise felt the same and made Steve a Valentine’s Day card in return.

After going on holiday to the Maldives together they became a couple and have just celebrated their marriage. The couple placed love hearts on the bar as part of their wedding day celebrations as a little reminder of how they first got together.

Steve and Louise were married at the John Pounds Memorial Church in Old Portsmouth and held their wedding reception at Ashby’s Boutique Hotel in Southsea.

‘The day was really lovely and everything went smoothly,’ says Louise, from Portsmouth.

‘My mum helped a lot with the planning of the day so that’s probably why.’

Steve proposed to Louise in October 2007 when they were on holiday together in Portugal. It was a complete surprise for the blushing bride.

They returned to Europe for their honeymoon and spent a couple of days in Rome followed by time in Sorrento.

The couple were joined on the big day by their two sons George, five, and two-year-old Henry.

Steve’s son Charlie was the best man while Louise had Steve’s daughter Katie, nieces Josie and Ellis, and cousins Chloe and Carrie as bridesmaids.

‘The honeymoon was amazing,’ adds Louise.

‘We had such an amazing day, it was everything we hoped it would be.’

n Picture: Flo Lily Photography (Florence Goodall)