Northern train passengers at Manchester Oxford Road were surprised to find themselves sharing their journey with a bride and groom last week.
Liam and Jennifer King had just tied the knot at Manchester registry office and were en-route to their wedding celebrations in Stockport.
What their fellow travellers couldn’t possibly have known was that they were witnessing the culmination of a union 20 years in the making, the couple having first exchanged glances as teenagers
Their happy ending, courtesy of the dating app ‘Plenty of Fish’, is a first marriage for Liam and Jennifer. The couple, who both have children with their former partners, welcomed their baby girl into their growing family in August 2018. They had been due to marry on their five-year anniversary in July 2021, but the ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic.
Jennifer King said: “It wasn’t until we’d been chatting on the app for a couple of days that we realised we actually knew each other from when we were younger. The last six years have been something of a whirlwind – but I couldn’t be happier.”
Liam King added: “We came out of the registry office and were heading to meet the family in Stockport. We were so very happy that we just started walking across town and decided to jump on the train. One of the station staff at Oxford Road came over to congratulate us and captured the moment on his camera. It’s certainly one for the wedding album!”
Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “We welcome millions of passengers onto our services every year – but it’s not that often we get to take a bride and groom to their wedding party. On behalf of everyone at Northern we wish them all the best for the future.”