A COUPLE who met online, while the bride was writing her dissertation, were married at Holy Cross Church, Binstead.
The bridegroom, Simon Alexander James Allen, a web developer, is the son of Jackie Allen, of Woking, Surrey.
The bride, Katy-Marie Reed, a training and admin manager for the NHS, is the daughter of Peter and France Reed, of Pellhurst Road, Ryde.
The bride wore a full-length, off-white gown in silk and lace, with capped lace sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and a belt with diamante detail and carried a bouquet featuring purple and orange roses, as well as handmade button details made by the bride’s family.
She was attended by Rebecca Cain (bride’s sister), Claudia Allen (bridegroom’s sister) and Amelie and Madeline Cain (bride’s nieces), who wore long purple dresses.
Best men were Oliver and Nic Allen (bridegroom’s brothers), who wore navy suits with a purple cravat and orange flowers. Charlie Baddock, Trevor Maskery and Stuart Hart acted as ushers.
A reception was held at Albert Cottage Hotel, East Cowes, followed by a honeymoon in Vietnam.
Photograph by Nathan Lewis.