Katie and Ian met on Ian’s 18th birthday but Katie wasn’t initially responsive to Ian’s advances and gave him the cold shoulder. Several months later another encounter got the pair talking and after 2 further months of calls and text messages, the couple agreed to go on a date. They went for a long drive and walk along their local promenade in July 2004, but it wasn’t for another 7 years that Ian popped the big question.
On April Fool’s Day 2011 Ian took Katie back to the same promenade that they’d walked down on their first date. They had a romantic dinner and walked along the prom talking about the past 7 years. They chatted about how they’d grown up together and Katie suddenly felt Ian move away from her. She turned around and there he was, down on bended knee with an engagement ring in his hand!
Katie said yes and cried with happy tears and on the drive back to their parents, to tell them the happy news, the couple set their wedding date in the car for 27th July, 2013.