Bride's Mom and Groom's Dad Fall in Love at The Couple's Wedding

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Bride's Mom and Groom's Dad Fall in Love at The Couple's Wedding
Thu 20-06-2013

Mother of the bride Sophie Meignan watched her daughter walking down the aisle to her husband Ian but she could not take her eyes of the father off the groom David Heads.

The single mother of the bride and single father of the groom met only days before their children tied the knot and got married 6 months later.

"They say love comes along when we least expect it – the very last thing I imagined was falling in love at my own daughter’s wedding," says Sophie.

After her husband died of throat cancer 10 years earlier, Sophie, was busy raising Fannette her daughter and her four siblings.

Sophie says: "Ian had told me so many times that I was like a female version of his dad in character, sharing all the same interests."

"He seemed to think we’d get on very well and I was looking forward to meeting him."

David had stayed single since splitting from his wife when his children were young, putting their needs before his own.

Sophie added: "I remember feeling excited. He looked so ­handsome in his suit, I just wanted to be near him."

"I didn’t realize at the time but Fannette says you can see we couldn’t keep our eyes off each other when you see the wedding video!" says Sophie.

David admits: "It was without ­question love at first sight for both of us! I knew from the first time I met her that we were soul mates."

Sophie emailed David after the wedding saying she’d had a wonderful time and asked whether they could stay friends.

"I was so nervous as I waited for his reply, what if he didn’t feel the same?"

"So when he replied asking whether we might be more than that I think I squealed out loud!"

"We’d talk on the phone for hours and two months after the wedding I took a train to London and we spent the weekend together, just enjoying each other’s company and getting to know each other."

Once they had their children’s blessing David asked Sophie to move to England to marry him.

They were married in front of a small group of friends and family.

She says: "It was the happiest day of my life. I didn’t feel a single doubt that day, I was so certain it was the right thing to do."