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Julia Hinchliffe (BA Hons Textile Design 2012) and Nicholas Merriman (BEng Hons Civil Engineering 2014)

Julia and Nicholas got married on 18th May 2019 in Penistone Church, South Yorkshire, where Julia is originally from. The reception was held at Wortley Hall Hotel.

The couple met through the NTU Climbing Society in March 2012, as Julia had a couple of friends who were members and used to invite her on the socials. Nicholas didn't go on the socials very often, but did go climbing - so some might say as a couple they made a full member of the society!

They met in Cucamara's bar (“of all places!”), where they got talking and found out they had lots in common, and their love blossomed from there. Julia did take up climbing after graduation, and Nicholas proposed on 2 May 2017, at the top of a multi-pitch sport climb in Calpe, Spain. They have now been together for over seven years.

Julia told us: “We owe a lot to Nottingham Trent and wanted to share our joy.”

Photography credit: ILTO Photography.

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!"

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 ( 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. 









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