This couple was ‘inseparable’ as children and they decide to return to their primary school where they met each other for the first time to get married.
Jemma Fullthorpe, 31, and Phil Allen, 32, met for the first time when they started at Kingsthorpe Lower School, Northampton, in 1992 but they lost touch as Phil’s family moved to London.
But the pair reconnected in 2009 when Phil, added Jemma as a Facebook friend.
Last week the couple tied the knot in their old school hall in front of 50 family and friends.
Jemma said: ‘It was brilliant to get married where our story started. The hall is where I have my first memories of Phil.’
She continued: ‘We had mutual friends at school and we used to play on the same green outside my parents’ house.
‘When we left primary school we went to separate secondary schools. Phil moved away to London to be with his nan.
‘At one point there was a school reunion and I was expecting him to come with our mutual friend Dale.
‘When Dale walked in I was bricking it but Phil wasn’t there. He’d gone motorbiking. I was half disappointed and half nervous. I’d wanted to see him.’
Jemma also told about how they met again on Facebook in 2009.
‘Once he had a way of contacting me he kept trying for years,’ she said. ‘I was too scared to meet him.
‘I wasn’t confident enough in myself to believe that he liked me in that way. I definitely believe in fate after what happened with Phil. Friends joke that he was a stalker.
‘But I say he’s my guardian angel. He’s always been behind me like he was in that school photo. I never thought he would be interested in me.
‘He’d pop up now and again and ask if I wanted to walk the dogs or go for lunch. He used to walk with his dogs past the solicitor’s office where I worked and wave at me.’
The couple finally decided to meet.
‘I was feeling very down,’ she continued. ‘I posted a Facebook status saying “It’s just me at home with the dogs.” It was a low point.
‘He commented straight away and invited me out for a walk on the green where we used to play. After that we saw each other every day and as Phil says I have never left.’
Phil proposed in 2017 by hiding a ring in a Kinder surprise egg. The couple lives across the road from their old primary school in Northampton now.
Phil said: ‘The school brought us together and we were delighted to be able to have our wedding there. It brought back loads of memories and was the perfect day.’
Source – Daily Mail