Your wedding: Nic Payne and Hannah North

Nic Payne and Hannah North Pictures: Dicky Carter, P&O Photographer
Nic Payne and Hannah North Pictures: Dicky Carter, P&O Photographer
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Nic and Hannah took to the high seas to say ‘I Do’ but the one thing they didn’t count on was a seasick captain.

The couple, from Buckshaw Village, met when Nic, a car detailer from Preston, DJ’d at Hannah’s 18th birthday party.

Nic Payne and Hannah North Pictures: Dicky Carter, P&O Photographer

Nic Payne and Hannah North Pictures: Dicky Carter, P&O Photographer

Hannah, a nursery nurse originally from Leyland, says: “On our first date we went on a walk with a dog Nic had borrowed for the day.

“Unluckily for him, he hadn’t realised I don’t like dogs!”

Doggy disaster aside, the pair hit it off but it would take five attempts at finding the perfect ring before Hannah and Nic made it down the aisle.

“Nic took me to Isolabella’s Italian restaurant to propose with a ring that was five sizes too big,” says Hannah.

Nic Payne and Hannah North Pictures: Dicky Carter, P&O Photographer

Nic Payne and Hannah North Pictures: Dicky Carter, P&O Photographer

“After the one he had originally ordered didn’t arrive on time, Nic went to a jewellers in Preston to buy another.

“When the original came that didn’t fit either so both went back to get another –which also didn’t fit.”

Finally, when the ring eventually did fit, the diamond kept falling out but, finally, after four weeks and five attempts, Hannah had her perfect ring.

On November 27, the pair set off around the Canary Islands with their wedding party and were married on the P&O cruise ship Azura.

Hannah says: “Apart from the captain who was due to marry us getting seasick, the day was stress free.

“Luckily there was another captain onboard available to stand in.”

Hannah’s great Aunty Ivy was also taken ill on the day.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to her and apologise that she isn’t in any of the photos,” says Hannah.

Once back on dry land the newlyweds held a reception at Leyland Golf Club for the family and friends who couldn’t make it on the cruise.

As a special treat, the groom’s father, who only has the use of one side of his body following a serious stroke several years ago, recorded a version of ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ for the couple’s first dance as man and wife.