Here’s one you can file under the category, “Are you SERIOUS?” As engaged couple, Aimee Maiden and Nick Wheeler, were going through childhood photos at Nick’s grandparents’ house, they made an unexpectedly awesome discovery. In the background of Nick’s photo… guess who?
The little girl in the background, having no idea she would some day marry the boy getting his picture taken, is Aimee.
This picture taken 19 years shows Aimee Maiden (circled left) and Nick Wheeler (circled right) at Mousehole beach, Cornwall. A couple browsing old family photo albums ahead of their wedding were shocked to find a picture of themselves playing together on a beach – as CHILDREN.
Teacher Aimee Maiden, 25, and her soldier husband Nick Wheeler, 26, had no idea their paths had crossed until they saw the grainy snap taken 20 years earlier. Aimee grew up in the tiny seaside village of Mousehole, Cornwall, and was a regular visitor to the beach – while Nick lived in KENT but just happened to be on holiday there.
The two kids, Aimee aged five and Nick aged six, spent the day building sand castles just a few yards apart but their two families never met or spoke. Nick moved to Cornwall a year later but didn’t meet ‘soulmate’ Aimee again till they went to the same sixth form college and fell in love.
But they knew nothing about their chance childhood meeting until they began going through old family photos at Nick’s grandparents’ house ahead of their engagement party last year. They came across the shot of Nick playing on the beach with his sister and cousins when shocked Aimee suddenly recognised herself in the background.
20 years later, they are now married.
The first photo was taken in 1994 in Mousehole, Cornwall (UK) where Aimee grew up. But Nick lived 300 miles away and happened to be there visiting family on that day.
I’m sure if you told them at the time, they would yell GROSS and run away. But 2 decades later, they just got married this past Saturday… with an awesome, unique back story.