This newlywed couple met through a website called Force PenPals UK, when Rob was serving in Afghanistan and Laura was travelling in Australia. Rob and Laura were paired up through the website and wrote back and forth for six months before both arriving back in the UK the following September. They decided to meet up, seeing as they had kept in touch for such a long time – and soon realised that there could be more than just friendship! Within a matter of weeks the ‘spark’ grew between Rob and Laura and they soon became a couple.
22 months later, whilst celebrating a year of being in their new house, Rob handed Laura a small bag. Laura thought that Rob had been a bit ‘jumpy’ all night, but couldn’t put her finger on what she thought was wrong. Laura opened the bag to find a beautiful ring that Rob had personally designed with the jeweler – making this proposal even more emotional, and perfect, than it already was.