Leigh and Sonya - 24th November 2014


Welcome to our wedding website!

We are really looking forward to sharing our special day with you.

Below you’ll find all of the information you need about our wedding, from flight details to information about where we are staying.


We can't wait to celebrate with you all! Lots of love x

Our Story


We met in September 1999 in Newton Poppleford. Sonya was still at school and I was training to become a carpenter & Joiner. We first saw each other down at the bus shelter (which was the place to be back then) and Sonya was dating my mate at the time, he had to be home by 8 o'clock and I was allowed out until later, so for no reason other than to be a good mate I used to walk Sonya home so that she got there safe and sound (wink wink). After a couple weeks I was babysitting for my sister Marcia when there was a knock at the door! Sonya and her friend we're stood there much to my surprise, I asked why they had come round and Sonya said she didn't want to go out with my friend anymore and would I go out with her ... But I replied with I can't as your friend fancies me and that I wouldn't be fair on her. After some time talking we decided that we would give it a go and see what happens.


Sonya and I used look after my sister’s children quite a lot as she worked evenings. After we had been together for about 8 months we found out that Sonya had somehow got pregnant!!! Whether this was due to being at my sisters babysitting most nights or on the cold wintery walks home I'm not to sure!!

I'll never forget that long train Journey! On my own 18 yrs old about to become a dad and staying with a Family that well to say the least I was not at the top of their Christmas card list, was the scariest thing ever!! In April 2001 Sonya gave birth to our beautiful baby boy Louis.


We moved back to Newton Poppleford in July 2001, and our first night in our own home seemed the perfect opportunity to use the light on my watch and ask Sonya to marry me, to my surprise she said yes. Just over 2 years later and planned we found out Sonya was pregnant, in April 2004 our beautiful baby girl Chloe was born. Our family now complete.


Now to start planning the wedding, well if only it was that easy, you could say I was keen on getting married sooner rather than later but Sonya on the other hand took a little persuading. 10 yrs on and a few trips in to Exeter to see Emma and were off to CUBA in November..


Our Hotel 

Sol Rio Luna & Mares, Cuba



Two hotels in one, where guests enjoy superb service. The Sol Río de Luna y Mares offers a wide range of activities and options, and spaces with beautiful views of the bay and the emerald coloured sea; ideal for an unforgettable holiday.


  • Located facing the sea, within the Bahía Naranjo Natural Park

  • This four star All Inclusive holiday resort is distinguished for its great family offer and double options of restaurants and bars

  • Two open lobbies, one in the Luna section (quiet area) and the other on the "Mares" section (entertainment area), an eco-bridge over the lagoon which connects to the Paradisus Río de Oro, a mini golf, a gazebo for weddings with sea views, plus Club Cubamigos, where our youngest guests will live a fun-filled holiday experience.


A Tourist Card will be required for entry. For package holidays to Cuba  the cost of the entry tourist card/visa is included in the cost of your holiday. Please ensure that you complete this correctly as you will be charged at check in for a replacement. There is a departure tax of 25 cuc per person. Please ensure you have the exact amount in paper bills. We strongly recommend all passports are valid at least 6 months on exit with at least two blank visa pages. All information given above is a guide only please check with the appropriate authorities for up to date information. 


If you have any questions regarding the hotel of holiday arrangements or payments please call Emma on 01392 860098 or Natalie at Zephyr Holidays on 01392 222444 option 2

Guest Book


Feel free to leave a message we promise to read them all!

Flight Times


Direct Flights  

London Gatwick to Holguin Cuba


LGW 18 Nov 2014 09:40 

HOG 18 Nov 2014 14:55

Duration 10h15m


HOG 02 Dec 2014 16:55

LGW 03 Dec 2014 06:35

Duration 8h40m


Please note only drinks with

meals are included.


Luggage 5kg Hand 

Luggage 20kg Hold




We have booked to stay at the Sandman Hotel nr Gatwick on the night of the 17/11/2014. You are more than welcome to join us.


Sandman Signature London Gatwick Hotel
18-23 Tinsley Lane South, Three Bridges, Crawley
West Sussex, UK
RH10 8XH

Tel: 01293 561186 


Order Of The Day


3pm        - Ceremony - Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before

3:30pm   - Official Photographs

4pm        - Welcome Drink and Entertainment

6pm        - Wedding Breakfast


Three things will last forever, faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love!
1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT