Barrow AFC hero Jason Walker married the love of his life, headteacher Caroline (formerly Hoggarth) in an intimate beach ceremony in the Caribbean.

The pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance and tied the knot surrounded by white sands and sapphire blue waters in St Lucia.

Jason and Caroline chose the song 'I Found My Treasure In You' by Wretch 32 as their wedding song because they both agreed it perfectly described their love story.


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After sharing their first kiss on February 1, 2015, they were engaged on August 1, 2015 and married on the June 1, 2016. The date of their nuptials is forever recorded in a tattoo adorning Jason's right arm.

Caroline said: "We are soulmates, we just complete each other.

"We decided to get married in St Lucia just the two of us because we wanting to share the day with each other alone."

Jason admitted that he cried tears of joy when Caroline floated up the aisle as Jennifer Hudson's 'If This Isn't Love' played.

The couple also celebrated with friends and family when they returned to Barrow. They had a wedding blessing by Alan Docker of Spring Mount Church, Barrow and a reception at Chequers Hotel in Dalton.

The couple wanted to celebrate again with their four children at home and Caroline's eldest son Harry John, 11, walked her down the aisle in front of their gathered friends and family.

The couple's other sons Charlie, six, and Elijah, seven, acted as page boys and the couple's daughter Jorgie, two, and goddaughter Isabelle Coward, three, were flower girls.

Jason is a household name in Barrow having scored the winning goal for the Bluebirds at Wembley when they beat Stevenage 2-1 in the 2010 FA Trophy final. The striker scored 91 goals in 254 appearances for Barrow and now plays for Chorley. He said: "I asked Caroline to marry me on a weekend away at the luxurious Northcote Hotel in the Ribble Valley.

"I had been playing football against Dover earlier that day and Caroline had been to watch me. What she didn't know was that in an interview with Radio Cumbria the night before I had disclosed the information that I had recently designed a ring for my fiance and was planning to propose the next night. So I think people were all waiting to hear what she would say!"

Caroline, who is headteacher at Parkside GGI Academy, a primary school in Barrow, had her three best friends as bridesmaids and enjoyed a "wedding assembly" performed by the children at her school. She said: "The Friday before I got married the children performed a wedding assembly for me, it was absolutely lovely and they created paper cut-outs of Jason and I.

"I wore a mermaid dress by Ronald Joyce and from Eternity by Nina in Barrow and gorgeous sparkly Kurt Geiger shoes. Having two weddings was definitely a bonus in that I got to wear my dress twice!"

The couple had a three tier white chocolate and passion fruit cake by Sugar Ruffles in Barrow for their reception at Chequers and their flowers were done by Efflorescence Ltd, Barrow.

The couple also held a collection at their wedding at Chequers for Boxes of Hope, Cumbria, which will send Christmas presents out to children in Romania.


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