While their friendship at senior school never blossomed into a romance, HELLO! Online readers David and Emmi Fisher were later reunited five years down the line, and went out on a first date.
The loved-up couple were soon living in each other's pockets and barely able to keep apart. Nearing their 18 month anniversary date, David felt he didn't want to be with anyone else and planned to pop the question.
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"I pretended I had gone to work and then a couple of hours later I knocked on our apartment door," said David. "When Emmi opened the door I was down on one knee with the ring in my hand." Emmi couldn't have been happier and of course said yes to her soon-to-be husband.
Three years and three months of pure happiness led to the couple's wedding day, where the bride and groom said their vows in front of their adoring family and friends.
Emmi's wedding dress was custom-made and stole the spotlight with its floor-length trail and layered detail. The strapless gown had a Georgette petal skirt and a diamante belt.
"I had my dress custom made by a local designer and I took inspiration from different magazines," said Emmi. "I took my design for the back of the belt, a flat bow, from a recent dress that Kate Middleton wore."
The beautiful blonde bride looked dazzling as she opted for a classic look, pulling half of her hair up with a Pronovias hair accessory, and leaving the rest down in loose curls.
As for the jewellery, Emmi chose a beautiful bracelet adorned with Swarovski crystals. Her wedding band was platinum and diamond to match her engagement ring, while David wore a white gold band.
The groom looked dapper in a charcoal, tailored three-piece suit with a paisley tie, matching it with a Tag Heuer watch.
David and Emmi felt their priority for the day was to make all their guests feel comfortable, and keep it all simple but personal.
The service was a civil ceremony set in the Oat Barn at Packington Moor and as the bride walked down the aisle to Pina Colada by Café Del Mar, the guests looked on with beaming smiles.
Little Sofia, aged one, was their flower girl, travelling all the way from Australia to make their big day even more personal.
"She wore a silk Dior dress which complimented the colours of the elder bridesmaids perfectly," said Emmi.
The maid of honour and three bridesmaids all wore 50s style dresses that were made by Emmi's grandmother. The dresses featured diamante belts to match the bride and their shoes matched the different colours of the dresses: pink, mint green, coral and sky blue.
After the ceremony, David and Emmi walked down the aisle as man and wife, and were showered with petals from their friends and family.
"Our day didn't have a set theme," said David. "We just tried to reflect our personalities wherever possible — in the choice of music, food, flowers and photos."
The bride and groom chose to decorate the venue with a rustic chic feel, keeping it simple and elegant.
"We tried to keep a minimalist theme letting the beauty of the barn speak for itself," said David. "We added touches of decoration with flower arrangements which included peony centre pieces and trees highlighted by David Austen roses to line the aisle."
In a less traditional and more thoughtful manner, the couple asked their guests to donate money to seven chosen charities: Cancer Research UK, Compton Hospice, Dogs Trust, Epilepsy Action, Mind, NSPCC and Rainbow Rabbits.
They raised over £1,000 and split the money equally between the charities, sharing the specialness of their day with other people.