‘Most amazing day ever’ followed by trip of a lifetime

Dave and Caroline on honeymoon in Australia
Dave and Caroline on honeymoon in Australia
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Dave Searle thought of a million different ways he could propose to his girlfriend Caroline Snape.

But in the end he did at home with a ring, a box of Krispy Kremes and some Champagne. According to Caroline, it was the perfect proposal.

Dave and Caroline.  Picture: paulnotherphotography.co.uk

Dave and Caroline. Picture: paulnotherphotography.co.uk

The couple started seeing each other five years ago when they met through work.

After growing up in Southsea, Caroline wanted to be married in her home city.

‘Once a Pompey girl always a Pompey girl,’ she explains.

The couple married at St Ann’s Church within the grounds of Portsmouth Naval Base – the same church where Caroline was baptised.

They went on to hold their reception at the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea.

Caroline says: ‘We chose it because it’s such a beautiful and unusual building.

‘Instead of favours we asked people to give donations to charity and that sort of thing.

‘It was the most amazing day ever. I know everybody says that but it really was the best day!’

Caroline wore a 1950s-style dress from Creatiques, in Southsea.

The happy couple had the honeymoon of a lifetime when they travelled around Australia for five weeks.

Caroline and Dave, who now live in the New Forest, spent a couple of days in Melbourne before travelling up the east coast in a camper van.