Going away to an exotic island is many people’s idea of a dream holiday – and that’s why Emily and Mark Peters decided their break in Jamaica would be the perfect time to get married.
They were planning a holiday there anyway when they realised the package they were looking at included a wedding deal.
The couple had been engaged for the past nine years and have been together for 12 years, so decided it was the right time and place to get married.
Emily, 30, and Mark, 40, who live in North End, were married on the beach at the Sandals White House European Village and Spa in Jamaica.
Emily, whose maiden name is Brett, says: ‘It was amazing. We were married at about 3pm and there was lots of sunshine. Our neighbours came too and married a couple of days after us!’
Mark, a carpenter, and Emily, a chartered accountant, will be holding a blessing in about 18 months at Rhinefield House in the New Forest.
Emily says: ‘I got my dress from Creatiques in Southsea. It was vintage lace and it was really lovely.’
Mark has three children from a previous relationship - Rhys, 15, Beth, 12, and Declan, 17.