Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 97)

and to hold Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa provided a beautiful setting for Melanie and Martin’s wedding Images courtesy of Kimberley Garrod Photography TO HAVE Melanie and Martin first met while working at Southampton General Hospital in 2015. After a brief conversation about work and sharing hellos in passing, it wasn’t until three years later that they had a proper chat and hit it off. They arranged to meet for drinks outside of work, and the rest is history! Martin popped the question during a walk along the beach at Lepe in 2019. Melanie says, “I was walking slightly ahead as Martin had stopped to look at something, and then he was on one knee asking me to marry him when I turned around!” The couple set the date for March 12th 2022, and planned their dream wedding together. Here Melanie shares details about their special day… 41 REAL WEDDINGS