Wedding bliss for Star couple
IT is a true romance borne in the pages of The Evening Star.Lorraine Hunting and Jeremy Barber are today united in matrimony less than 18 months after meeting through the Star's People to People dating column.
IT is a true romance borne in the pages of The Evening Star.
Lorraine Hunting and Jeremy Barber are today united in matrimony less than 18 months after meeting through the Star's People to People dating column.
In an emotional service at St Mary and St Botolph's church in Ipswich's Whitton estate, the pair tied the knot in front of thrilled family and friends.
The seeds of their union were planted in January 2006, when Lorraine, 31, placed an advert in the Star.
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Jeremy, 38, was soon in touch, taking the former Thurleston High School pupil on a romantic stroll around Christchurch Park before spending the rest of the afternoon with her family.
Since that first date, the couple have spent every spare moment together, and last July Jeremy asked Lorraine for her hand in marriage.
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Lorraine said: “When he asked, I said yes straight away because I know he's the man for me.
“I was on a real high. I was so excited that I even had a few tears.
“I hope our story shows that The Evening Star dating service really does work.”
However, their wedding on Saturday was tinged with an element of sadness.
Lorraine said: “My dad, John, died in January from a brain haemorrhage. He would have loved to have been at the wedding to give me away.
“But he gave his blessing to Jeremy and he also saw me in my wedding dress, which is a great comfort. And I know he wouldn't have wanted us to have postponed the wedding.”
Instead, Lorraine's mother gave her away.
The pair jetted off to Malta for their honeymoon and for Jeremy, who works for a boat company in Beccles, it will be his first experience of a holiday abroad.
Lorraine said although only just married, thoughts had already turned to the pitter-patter of tiny feet.
She said: “We want to start a family straight away. We both have a love of children.
“We can't wait to be a mummy and a daddy.”
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