Adam is in the Merchant Navy, and was working aboard the ship Nicola was doing a work experience day on in 2008 when they first met. In 2012, after four years together, the couple were enjoying a lovely home-cooked meal in their new flat when Adam popped the question.
Adam chose the ring himself, but had taken on board Nicola’s many hints. The first year of their relationship had been challenging as they’d both been on four month contracts on different ships, but would send each other daily long emails.
Nicola decided to get a job on land in Edinburgh to make it easier, and when Adam was on leave he’d divide his time between Edinburgh and his home town of Essex. After three years of a long distance relationship, he moved to Edinburgh and the couple bought their first home together. Even though he still works away a lot, marriage has made the couple stronger than ever.