I met Matt in, of all places, a nightclub. I was working there and, having caught his eye, he waited until the end of the night and pushed past the security guards for my number. I liked him immediately, but, at the time, I had a very complicated relationship with my ex-boyfriend, so Matt and I agreed to remain friends – until fate intervened.
A few weeks later, I was driving home late at night and I felt very dizzy. I got out of my car and realised that it was on fire! A passer-by put it out, but I was a little freaked out and called my boyfriend, but he told me he was too busy.
I didn’t know what to do so I called Matt – and he was there WITHIN 90 SECONDS!
It turned out, I’d pulled over about 10 meters from my local fire station, which happened to be where Matt worked. He’s a fireman, which I loved!
He was great and took care of me, giving me water and checking me for smoke inhalation. He even bought lollies for me!
We went for a walk along the beach and I talked away. Matt listened. He was the first man that actually listened to me. Of course, that was it, and Matt and I began dating.
A year-and-a-half later he proposed in Bali in a gorgeous gazebo surrounded by a waterfall. It was perfect, a true dream proposal.
On September 8, 2012, I’ll be lucky enough to marry my best friend, my hero and my soulmate! It will be the happiest day of my life.
Name: Jess (23, school teacher) and Matt (23, fireman)
Location: Noosa, QLD
Wedding date: Sept 08, 2012
Wedding location: Mission Beach, QLD
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