TODAY a dream came true for one Huddersfield bride.
All her life Caroline Wood wanted to get married on Valentine's Day.
Then last year the love of her life, Martyn Short, 41, popped the question - and it had to be February 14.
Speaking before they took their vows Caroline said she was very excited.
"I can't wait for everything to get started," said 31-year-old Caroline, from Honley.
"I love Valentine's Day and to get married on February 14 is so romantic. Martyn likes it, too - even if sometimes he pretends he is not bothered.
"Ever since I was a small child I have wanted to get married on Valentine's Day - and now I am!"
The couple met when Caroline started working at the Londis Store in Westgate, Honley, which Martyn owns.
"There was a spark straight away. I knew there was something there," said Caroline, who has three children from a previous relationship.
"After about six months of working at the shop we started going out. That is four years ago now.
"We are going to the Costa Brava and having a few days there before we have our night do on Saturday. We decided to make a week of it."
The happy couple were married at Kirkburton Parish Church at lunchtime today.
According to the British Retail Consortium:
* About £151m is spent on flowers
* Some £26m is spent on cards, with about 13 million cards sent
* Spending on chocolate amounts to £384m
* A total of £18m is spent on lingerie
* One in 10 people will get flowers, 7% will receive chocolates, 15% a card and 2% lingerie.