Facebook message about billboard leads to unlikely marriage

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When Mick Bramman spotted Louise Cook's face on a huge sign for a funeral home, he thought she was drop dead gorgeous.

And now the couple are set to get married after Mick contacted her over Facebook and sent a cheeky selfie standing next to the billboard.

Mick, 56, was walking past the billboard for A.W. Lymn funeral directors in Nottingham, UK, when he saw Louise, a funeral director.

He couldn't bury his feelings for her so decided to track her down.

“Mick first reached out to me on Facebook after sharing mutual friends, asking if I would like to go out sometime," Louise, 51, said.

"I initially didn’t think much of it and had just split up with my ex so I wasn’t thinking about going on a date."

The billboard featuring a picture of Louise led to her becoming engaged to a complete stranger. Source: BPM Media/ Australscope
The billboard featuring a picture of Louise led to her becoming engaged to a complete stranger. Source: BPM Media/ Australscope

'Hilarious' Facebook message changes bride-to-be's mind

Things changed however after she received a follow-up message.

“Then, the next day, I went out with a friend for some drinks and my phone pinged. I received another message from Mick, and, to my surprise, it was a photo of him underneath the Lymn's billboard I was in.

“I thought it was hilarious, here he was, posing underneath the huge billboard of my face. He certainly put a smile on my face, so I agreed to the date and two years later we’re engaged.

“The photo was the reason I agreed to let him take me out, we have a similar sense of humour.”

Despite, Mick, a foreman at a local upholstery company, and Louise living in the same suburb for 18 years, the pair have never crossed paths.

Louise and Mick pictured together. Source: BPM Media/ Australscope
Louise and Mick pictured together. Source: BPM Media/ Australscope

“It’s funny that we had never met before despite living in the same town for the last 18 years," Louise said.

“It took Mick seeing my face on a billboard for us to meet and now we’re engaged.”

The wedding, which is set for December, will take place in the chapel located in the cemetery grounds of the funeral home Louise works at.

Special permission was granted to the bride-to-be, making it the first wedding to take place in the chapel.

Louise described the venue as the perfect setting for the pair, after working for the company for 18 years.

She said she was "very grateful" for the honour.

“We're just really happy together and can’t wait for a Christmas wedding.

“We’ve been right from the start and for us to meet the way we have I think it’s quite an unbelievable story.

“Most people meet online and a lot of the time it goes wrong so I feel very lucky to have Mick.

“I never expected any of this to come from my face being on the billboard but I couldn’t be happier.”

Chris Anastasi, sales manager at Starlite Outdoor, who produced the billboard for A.W. Lymn, said the company "can’t believe" the billboard has created such a love story.

- BPM Media/ Australscope

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