Here are some of the weddings we have heard about recently. To have your wedding or civil partnership featured here email alumni@ntu.ac.uk with your news and a photograph.

 

 

 

Dhananjay Maroo (BA Hons International Business, 2011)

Dhananjay married his wife Lokesha Shroff in Mumbai, India, on 23rd January 2019. The wedding took place at the Hotel ITC Grand Central and involved Indian wedding traditions, including a henna ceremony and a sangeet function (dance performances by family and friends followed by cocktails) before the wedding.

Several of Dhananjay’s NTU alumni friends attended the wedding, who had all studied International Business with him. These were Benjamin Ward, Yuen Wai Leung, Catherine Coppage and Amit Shah.

Their honeymoon was for a week in Krabi, and will be followed with a two week trip to Italy in April.

 

Hyeson “Eileen” Park (BA Hons Multimedia 2012) and Tobias Sample (BA Hons Multimedia 2012 and MA Puppetry and Digital Animation 2013)

Hyeson and Toby first met when they were studying multimedia at NTU. Hyeson remembers first meeting in a computer room in the Waverley building.

After graduating in 2012, they continued with a long distance relationship as Toby remained studying in Nottingham, whilst Hyeson moved to London and finally returned to Korea.

Toby then decided to move to Korea to be with Hyeson, and arrived there in late 2014 after learning Korean and training to become an English teacher.

Their wedding took place on 1 April 2017 in Korea, and family and friends from UK were there to celebrate the big day with them.

Hyeson works for the Seoul Design Foundation, managing the website for the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul. Toby is working as an English teacher and is planning to change his job to a video compositor. He also has his own You Tube channel making videos about living in Korea. 

 

Keyang Lew (BSc Hons Software Engineering 2010 and MSc Multimedia Games Engineering 2011) Yee En Chan (BA Hons Media with International Relations 2011)

 Keyang and Yee En met at the Nottingham Trent University Malaysian Society welcome dinner. She was the president of the society starting her second year of her degree and he was completing his final year. They got closer as they were living in the Clifton campus. Yee En invited Keyang over to her house for a few meals and a bowl of hot porridge finally captured his heart and held him spellbound. They got together a few weeks later on 4 November 2009.

They were almost inseparable ever since and lived together throughout their time in the UK. When he landed a programming job in the small town of Newark, she moved into Newark with him but continued her Master’s degree in Nottingham. In 2013, they came back to Malaysia for good and began to work for the same company.

Finally he proposed in April 2017 and they got married legally on their eighth anniversary, followed by a traditional wedding day on 14 January 2018. Their wedding in Malaysia was a perfect venue for the alumni to get together with some flying in from the UK and Singapore.

 

Felicity Moody (BSc Hons Zoo Biology 2013) and Jonathan Ball (BSc Hons Environmental Conservation and Countryside Management 2013) 

Felicity and Jonny met on Felicity’s first night of Fresher’s week, and got together two weeks later on the 14 October 2010. 

Six years later, as a surprise, Jonny took Felicity for a few nights in Nottingham for their anniversary. On the 14 October 2016 they returned to Brackenhurst Campus, where they went for a walk and did lots of reminiscing about their time there. Jonny took Felicity to the wooded area and proposed on the bridge. (He asked if he needed to get down on one knee!)

You may notice a pattern now, but on the 14 October 2017 they were married at Chafford Park in Tunbridge Wells. 

Alumni in attendance included Nicole Patching, who was a bridesmaid, and Tom McAllister, both ECCM 2013 graduates. Also Lewis Widdowson, David Clarke, Adam Day and Mark Clipsham, all Physical Geography 2103 graduates. 

Felicity and Jonny honeymooned in Kenya - four nights on safari in the Masai Mara and a week on the beach in Zanzibar. Felicity described it as: “an absolute busman’s holiday for me as I'm a carnivore keeper in a zoo, but it was incredible!” 

 

 

Priya Palan (BA Hons Furniture and Product Design 2013) and Manveer Singh Gill (BA Hons Psychology and Sociology 2011)

Priya and Manveer first met on a Halloween night out in Nottingham city centre on 31 October 2007…and they married eight years later on 31 October 2015. Their first date was going to watch a horror film at the cinema and have been together ever since.

They got married in Birmingham and were joined by many NTU alumni on their big day, including Alpita Chavda, Raj Singh Badwal, Navdeep Gidda, Jagjit Khalsi, Jayesh Mistry, Bahadur Singh Johal, Harshita Pala, Ravinder Cheema, Arrun Kaushal, Jagtar Singh, Gurjeev Bola, Tiranveer Sandhu, Kabir Sandhu, Puneet Gidda, Diksha Ladwa, Gary Singh.

 

 

Lauren Pinhorn (BA Hons Photography 2010) and Matt Barrett (BA Fine Art 2010)

Lauren and Matt met in their very first week at NTU. Lauren went to her first seminar and met two girls who would become friends for life - Annie Jewel, now Hutchison, (BA Hons Photography 2010) and Becci Green (BA Hons Photography 2010). Annie invited them back to her flat at Simpson Halls for the afternoon, where Lauren met Matt, one of her flatmates. They got to know each other over the first couple of months and were together by Christmas - with a gentle nudge from Annie! 


Annie and Becci both attended the wedding, as did lots of other alumni - all from Simpsons Halls - including James Brigham, Martin Bonney, Duane Rodney, Elliot Clayton, Mohit Mitra and Helen McCabe. Their photographer was Jonty Howe (BA Hons Photography 2010), who has also photographed several of their course-mates' weddings!


Lauren and Matt got married in Sussex in August 2016 and honeymooned in Lake Como, Italy. 

Lauren said: "I love that we have such a huge group of alumni friends and that we've all kept in contact and see each other as much as we can!"

Amanda Eason (BA History 2009) and Phill Monk (BA Human Geography 2008)

Amanda and Phill met during her Freshers Week in 2006; Phill was a year ahead at NTU. They became good friends before this developed into a relationship.

They married on 1 August 2015 at St Mary's Church, Linton, Cambridge with a wedding reception at Chilford Hall.

NTU alumni that attended were David Philebrown and Danielle Peet. 


Wedding photographer: Charlene Howell-Carson

 

 

Cherie Amner (BA Hons Fashion Marketing and Communication 2008) and Nick Laughton (BA Hons Furniture and Product Design 2008)

After an epic proposal on City Campus (https://vimeo.com/102790772) Nick and Cherie got married on 16 April 2016 at St James’ Church in Chipping Campden (The Cotswolds). They had their reception at a private estate called Fox Hill Manor and spent two weeks on honeymoon in the Maldives. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Priestland (BA Hons Childhood Studies 2008) and Chris Priestland (BSc Hons Computer Studies 2009)


Sarah and Chris were both at NTU at the same time, on the same campus, in buildings opposite each other with some of the same friends but never crossed paths! They only met each other through a website and after talking for a while realised they both came to NTU.

Sarah and Chis got married October 2015 in Chilwell, Nottingham and had their reception at the Walled Gardens in Beeston, Nottingham. They went to Jamaica for their honeymoon at Christmas. 

One other NTU alumnus attended, Chris Ford (BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science 2008).

 

 

 

Sarah Chris Priestland

Annamay Simpson (BSc Animal Biology 2013 and
Andrew White (BSc Hons Geography (Physical) 2014)

Annamay and Andrew met in the Brackenhurst Library whilst they were students at NTU. They were married at Cockliffe Country House on Sunday 25 September 2016.  They had a mini-moon in Cromer, Norfolk, and hope to have their main honeymoon in Crete at a later date.

Their wedding was also a mini-reunion as they were joined by many of their NTU alumni friends who helped them celebrate their special day.

Wedding photographer: 1837 Photography

Annamay Simpson and Andrew White

Emma Claridge (LLB Hons Law 2012) and Laurence Vickers (BSc Hons Building Surveying 2011 and MSc Construction Management 2012) 

Emma and Laurence met at the start of their final year at Nottingham Trent University and after a few months they were inseparable. After they finished at NTU, Emma went on to complete an MLSc in Sweden, prior to returning to the UK to complete the LPC and subsequently undertake her training contract. Laurence went on to work on large-scale infrastructure projects and has subsequently started his own business. Laurence proposed to Emma on a later visit back to Sweden in October 2013.

Emma and Laurence were married 10 October 2015 at St. Nicholas Church, Codsall with the reception held at Pendrell Hall, Staffordshire. They had an amazing honeymoon cruising around the Mediterranean Sea.

Other NTU Alumni at the wedding included: Alan Gardner (BSc Computer Studies 1996, Brother in law), Laura Barkley (BA Social Work 2012, Bridesmaid), Christopher Green (Usher), Ruth Wood (BA Hons Graphic Design 2012), Ro Bennett (MA Fashion Marketing and Communication 2011), Natalie Theobald (BA Hons Photography 2010), Natasha Hybner (LLB Hons Academic Undergraduate Program 2012), Samantha Boatwright (LLB Hons Law 2011) and Lauren Jennings (BSc Hons Psychology 2013).

Wedding photographer: Michelle Sperling

Emma Claridge & Laurence Vickers with friends

Emma Claridge & Laurence Vickers

Michael Drukker (BA Hons Business Studies 2008) and Alison Tureck (BA Childhood Studies 2008)


Michael and Alison actually knew each other before university and were friends. They got together whilst at NTU and got married in September 2015 at Shendish Manor, Kings Langley. The reception was there too.


Quite a few alumni attended the wedding including; Julia Hamid (BA Hons Furniture and Product Design 2008), Jane Ta (BA Hone Business Studies 2008), Joel Robin (BA Hons International Relations and Global Politics 2007), James Stone (BA Hons Business Studies 2007) and Laura Broughton (BA Hons Fashion and Textile Management 2011). The ushers were Mitesh Mistry (BSc Hons Computer Science 2008) and Joel Lewinson (BA Hons Business and Financial Services 2008).


Their honeymoon was in Sri Lanka.

Varshaa Sriram (ProDip Legal Practice Course 2011)


Varshaa married husband Hari Rajagopal in Bangalore, India on 6 February 2015. This followed with various wedding related events across multiple cities in India, including temple visits, culminating in a religious ceremony on 20 February 2015. 


Their honeymoon was in Mauritius for a week. 

Varshaa Sriram