Hurricane leads to love for Jenny and Tim
Not many couples can say that a hurricane brought them together but Jenny Payne and Tim Newbolt might never had met if hurricane Ike had not disrupted their travel plans. Tim was moved from his hotel in the east of Cuba to where Jenny was holidaying with a girlfriend. The couple soon started chatting and the Colchester farmer and Bristol school teacher spent much of the holiday together. It wasn’t until they returned home though, that romance began to blossom when they realised just how much they missed each other’s company.
This February they returned to the beautiful island of Cuba to make their vows in the stunning setting of the Hotel Sol Rio de Luna and Mares where Tim proposed last year.
Jenny wore an elegant, off the shoulder, royal blue dress with just a touch of sparkle. Keeping with tradition she borrowed her daughter’s wedding shoes dying them to match the rich blue of her dress. As a token on good luck, work colleagues searched high and low to find a silver sixpence which was duly taped into jenny’s shoe.
Tim’s cream linen suit, teamed with blue accessories was perfect for the setting and he cut quite a dash among the beach goers and holidaymakers as he waited for his bride to arrive at the wedding pavilion escorted by the couple’s friend, Ronald who works at the hotel.
The couple took their vows against a backdrop of turquoise sea with the sounds of a local five piece band playing soft Cuban love songs. A truly romantic setting.
As Jenny and Tim had chosen to keep their wedding a personal and intimate experience they were joined by a small group of holiday makers for a champagne toast before leaving for a romantic dinner for two.
“It was a perfect setting,” Jenny enthused, “I had been really nervous, especially in the morning when for the first time during our holiday there was a rain storm, but the clouds cleared and our wedding was everything I could have wished for.”