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A SpareRoom wedding!

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There’s nothing quite so smile inducing as someone telling you that the great flatmate they found on your site turned out to be their soulmate too! While we don’t offer this as a service on the site it comes as a lovely surprise (as it did last summer when we heard of our first SpareRoom wedding).

That’s exactly what happened earlier this week when Helen Potter got in touch to say:

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I placed an ad on last AUGUST (2008), and was looking for a room to rent in Canterbury, Kent. A guy called John responded to my ad, and I moved in with him September 2008. AND,… we’re now GETTING MARRIED next May!! So ‘thank you’!!

Clearly we needed to know more so we emailed Helen for the full story:

I moved in with John September 1st 2008. We went to Barcelona for a long weekend I think, two weeks after I moved in, in fact! It all happened so quickly really…. but – without meaning to sound terribly cheesy – it just felt right! Just after Christmas we took another holiday to Canada, skiing at Tremblant. And that’s where John proposed! At the foot of Tremblant, in the freeeezing cold, surrounded by snow! It was perfect.    Several months on now, and wedding plans are in full swing! The date is set and we’re getting married at Winters Barns in Canterbury.  We’re still living at the same house in Canterbury but looking to move after we’re married

Congratulations guys, we’re thrilled…as is John (I think…)


Anyone else meet their partner/spouse/boyfriend/ex through a flatshare?




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