Kimberley Walsh knew she wanted to get married in Barbados three years ago.
The former Girls Aloud singer and her long-term partner Justin Scott - who tied the knot on the Caribbean island on Saturday (30.01.16) - only got engaged when their son Bobby, 17 months, was born but already had ideas about their nuptials after holidaying there in late 2012.
She said: "We absolutely loved it. It's such a friendly country and so chilled.
"We started talking loosely then along the lines of, 'If we got married, wouldn't it be great to do it here...'
"Then after Justin proposed and it became real, we started thinking, 'Could we make it work? Is it too complicated?' "
A trip back to Barbados a few months after Bobby was born confirmed their idea.
Justin, 33, said: "I don't think either of us had felt a wedding in the UK was for us, whereas everything about Barbados just felt so right."
Kimberley added: "There was even a bar down the road from where we were staying called Bobby's Bar. We took that as a sign."
The pair decided against marrying on the beach to exchange vows at St. James Parish Church as they fell in love with the venue as soon as they saw it - then had another "sign" they should wed there.
Kimberley, 34, explained to Britain's HELLO! magazine: "It's a beautiful church. When we went to look at it, we got talking to another couple who'd had their ceremony there and said how much they'd loved it.
"We discovered they got married on the very same day, at the same time that we were doing it, only a year earlier.
"Another sign [we should marry there]."