HI ladies! I'm a long time reader of this forum but only very recently started posting, and I thought it's about time I finally made a planning thread (given that I'm rapidly running out of time to do so before the wedding!)
How We Met - we met in the pub after work with mutual friends. We both work for the same large organisation, but because of our jobs never really come into contact at work (thankfully! We had one meeting we were both in at work once, and the only person who didn't know we were a couple was chairing the meeting, and tried to introduce us to each other... awkward!).
The first time I properly spoke to him, his dad was at the pub as well and I probably spent more time talking to his dad than him haha. I was definitely not looking for a relationship at that point, having just come out of a long term relationship and needing some time to recover. But we became friends and as we started spending more time together I guess you could say romance blossomed!
Three months into our relationship his dad fell very seriously ill and was in hospital for about 6 months. It was probably the kind of situation that would make or break a new relationship, and I think it did contribute to us getting serious very quickly. We practically moved in together at that point, which objectively sounded too soon, but it always felt right to me. It took a long time but his dad has now made a really good recovery.