Some of the nicest stories you’ll ever hear are about how a couple met.
Some are pretty smug, admittedly, but others are genuinely uplifting, entertaining and all-round a joy to listen to.
Take, for example, Llia Apostolou and Phil Gibson.
Three years ago London-based Llia was preparing to go to her sister’s wedding and, as a joke, did a Twitter shout-out for a date.
After all, weddings are fun but there can be a certain amount of pressure and scrutiny when you’re a lady going stag.
A man called Phil saw her tweet and decided to get in touch.
Unfortunately, it looks like he was unable to source a baby – but he did have a suit ready.
Arrangements were made.
And a few specifics ironed out.
The best news was that Phil’s grandma wanted to meet her grandson’s wedding date.
Getting the seal of approval from senior family members in the time it takes to send a handful of tweets is an impressive feat.
Some of us literally never get to that point.
Shame grandma wasn’t actually invited.
Fast-forward three years – almost to the day – and Llia and Phil’s “wedding date” has blossomed into something else.
Here they are on their big day.
Given that it was an important family wedding over which they bonded, Llia does point out:
“[I] should clarify, we didn’t go to that wedding together (it was my sister’s, imagine!) but Phil and I did meet in real life for the first time that week.
“But still – I jokingly wished to marry him, having not even met him, and it happened. Still blows my mind.”
Congratulations Llia and Phil!