A Love Story That Began With A 'See You At The Altar' Tweet Actually Ended There

"I jokingly wished to marry him, having not even met him, and it happened."

Three years ago, Llia Apostolou sent out a desperate — and hilarious — plea for a wedding date on Twitter.


She probably didn't think anyone would answer, but one gallant and tech-savvy suitor, Phil Gibson, stepped up to the challenge.

Then came Apostolou's prophetic response:

After exchanging a few more flirtatious tweets joking about the wedding and online dating, Apostolou and Gibson met IRL that same week. 

And though they didn't actually go to that wedding together, Apostolou and Gibson did end up at their own just a few years later.

Their love story came full circle on July 5, 2017 when Apostolou retweeted her old tweet, adding "Almost exactly three years later, I can say... Reader, I married him," a reference to classic romance novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. 

Her post was retweeted more than 13,000 times, including once by J.K. Rowling.

Not to be totally outdone by his new wife's social media presence, Gibson tweeted a snapshot of the couple returning from the registry office.

Many on Twitter couldn't believe the couple's amazingly adorable love story, including Apostolou herself.

"I jokingly wished to marry him, having not even met him, and it happened," she wrote. "Still blows my mind." 

A Plus reached out to the couple for comment, though Apostolou made a public statement on Twitter declining all media interviews so she and Gibson can enjoy their honeymoon together. Nonetheless, she thanked everyone who had "tweeted [them] to say lovely things" and appreciated the unexpected social media love for their one-of-a-kind love story. 


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