SURROUNDED by family and friends Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage married a fellow politician in the only suitable place – the House of Commons chapel.
The 42-year-old swapped vows with Mark Lancaster MP on Valentine’s Day, after her TV legend father Fred Dinenage gave her away.
Speaking to The News after the ceremony, Caroline said it was ‘fabulous’ and her young sons Freddie, six, and Edward, 11, enjoyed themselves too.
She said: ‘I was actually really nervous, when you consider I don’t get nervous about things because I have to stand up and speak in the chamber of the House of Commons, and that generally robs you of any fear.
‘But I was nervous, because many of the people in the world who I love best were in that room.
‘I wanted it to be perfect and it really was, I was very lucky – we had the most wonderful day.’
Other politicians at the day included Romsey MP Caroline Noakes and Andrew Mitchell MP, who gave a reading. Mr Lancaster’s father, the Rev Ronald Lancaster, led part of the service.
It was held at the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft and a reception held afterwards at the Members’ Dining Room.
Caroline added: ‘It’s such an incredibly historic building – it’s dramatic and opulent. It was a great privilege to do it there.
‘Freddie got to carry the rings down the aisle on a little cushion and he didn’t lose them. My children had the best time, they were throwing their shapes on the dancefloor until the end.
‘The loveliest thing for me was my children came along and knelt alongside us.’
Caroline opted for a white dress, made by Creatiques Couture, in Marmion Road, Southsea.
The Conservative newlyweds have been friends for years but only started dating recently.
Graham Stuart MP was Mr Lancaster’s best man on the day.
Caroline added: ‘It was everything I had dreamed and hoped that it would be.
‘It was so magical and romantic, and utterly perfect in every way.’