Ian and Wendy’s Story….will this be the longest honeymoon in history?
Last weekend I attended a wedding in Devon. Not unusual I hear you say. According to the Office of National Statistics, there were 277,740 marriages in the Uk in 2010. What made this wedding special was the fact that it was two people that had met and fallen in love on the Lovesail site. Once they have wed they plan to take the longest honeymoon in history.
Wendy best describes what happened in an email she sent to me back in October 2012…..
I am just writing to you with regards to our Lovesail success story. One of your members contacted me on 28th February this year. We both had never been on the site before and signed up for one month. I had had a string of bad relationships and was living back with my parents at 45yrs old. Sobbing on my Dads bed one night, feeling really sorry for myself, I thought, what really makes me happy. I’ve always loved sailing and messing about on the water, so I googled date sites for sailing people and Lovesail.com was the first site that came up. I met up with a wonderful man called Ian “Captain Silver” was his site name, on Chichester Marina on March 8th 2012. His yacht was called “The Silver Slipper “a beautiful Moody 422. After a number of dates, he sent me a text asking if he could be my Peter Pan? (my name is Wendy) so I texted back, “Can I be your Cinderella if the silver slipper fits? We have now been dating for 7 months, have fallen madly in love and are getting married next April 2013 in my home county of Devon and going on the longest honeymoon in history sailing around the world with my beautiful bearded collie dog “Bumble”
I was so touched when I received an invitation to the wedding and accepted without hesitation.
The setting was Mount Folly Farm, Bigbury on Sea, Devon. It was the most beautiful location, high on a clifftop overlooking the estuary and Burgh Island. The weather was sublime, sunny with a gentle breeze rising up from the sea. A marque had been erected on the top of the cliff and guests were greeted with strawberries and cream on arrival.
The ceremony was carried out by a friend of the couple and was filled with laughter, cheers and tears and not forgetting Bumble the dog who was the ring bearer for the day. It was the most wonderful atmosphere, friends and family all genuinely happy that Ian and Wendy had found each other.
The rest of the day and evening was filled with dancing, singing (Tom Jones no less!) and entertainment on a grand scale. This lists, most definitely, as one of the best weddings I have ever been to.
Ian and Wendy now have last minutes preparations to carry out on Silver Slipper before they depart from the UK in May. They will sail down to Gran Canaria ready to join the ARC Race in November. Once across the Atlantic it’s off around the Caribbean and then through the Panama Canal to the Pacific and then who knows. Most definitely the longest honeymoon in history.
Bon Voyage Ian and Wendy, wishing you safe and happy adventures in your new life together.
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