SIMCHAS   27/8/10

Groom hears of father while on honeymoon

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IT has been a month of mixed emotions for Martyn Powsney and Nikki Shapiro.

The couple were on honeymoon in Florida when they received the news that Martyn's father, Louis, had died.

Louis had been at the wedding with his second wife, Rita, at the Whitefield home of Hayley and Simon Showman - Nikki's sister and brother-in-law.

Nikki and Martyn were married by Rabbi Yehoshua Landes and Rabbi Pinny Cohen after being introduced by friends six years ago.

Martyn, who works in the financial services sector, is the son of the late Fay and Louis Powsney, while field manager Nikki is the daughter of the late Stella and Percy Rose.

Best man was Tony Webber. Ring bearers were Jack and Alfie Showman.

The couple have settled in Whitefield.

Gibraltar setting for wedding

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Shirley Reynolds and Frank Solk were married at Nefusot Yehuda Synagogue in Gibraltar.

Hairdresser Shirley is the daughter of Amelia Selincourt, of London, and the late Irving Selincourt, while Frank is the son of Mavis and Gerald Solk of Leeds.

The couple's children, Dani, Abi and Ella, were among 38 guests who travelled to Gibraltar for the simcha.

Shirley met taxi driver Frankie when she moved to Leeds from Essex in 2006.

Their honeymoon continued in Gibraltar and Morocco, and they have settled in Leeds.

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