Singer and Sound Of Music star Connie Fisher has married the man she met two years ago on a station platform.
The 27-year-old singer wed international banker Jeremy Reed on September 11, at pretty St Donat’s Church, near their home in the Vale of Glamorgan.
In a break from tradition, Connie’s mum, Jan, gave her daughter away, whilst the singer’s father Michael, who is divorced from her mother, read a poem from AA Milne’s Winnie the Poo.
In an exclusive interview with this week’s HELLO!, the bride explains the significance of the reading: “Winnie the Poo was my favourite childhood character and Dad would read stories to me every night,” said the singer, who was 12 when her parents split up. “So it meant a lot to me to have him read that poem at my wedding,”
Connie also reveals how she lost over two stone in the run up to her big day, and even had to have her engagement ring resized. She explains how she lost the weight by cutting bread out of her diet, eating more healthily and running.
“Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, so, yes, it was a conscious thing,” Connie tells HELLO! “With the running, I was like Forrest Gump – once I started, I didn’t want to stop!
“But then it got to a point with the dress fittings where I was told, ‘You mustn’t lose any more’. They said I had the tiniest waist they’d seen in years – 24 inches. But I was lucky because I still managed to keep my curves and the main thing is, I feel so much healthier.”
Connie met divorcee Jeremy on Platform 1 at Cardiff station, when they were both traveling to London for work. They got chatting, but had different ticket types so were unable to catch the same train. They parted without having swapped telephone numbers, or even names, and only got back in touch after Jeremy, who hadn’t a clue at the time who Connie was, managed to track her down with the help of a mutual friend.
Their day was dotted with references to their chance meeting, with the tables at the wedding breakfast numbered as platforms.
“Before Jeremy proposed, I didn’t think that getting married was that important to me,” Connie admits. “But to make that public declaration of our love in front of our families and friends, and to feel their love and support for us, was so special and so personal.
“It was the most amazing day and we will treasure it for the rest of our lives.”
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