When Lila Apostolou took to Twitter seeking a date for her sister’s wedding in 2014 she didn’t realize that request would get her not a date, but a husband instead.
As Mashable reports, the story started with a simple request on social media to help her find a date, and perhaps, a baby, just for show at her sister’s wedding.
“Are you a man? Can I borrow you for a wedding next weekend?” Apostolou wrote. “Bonus points if you can source a baby that I can pretend is mine too.”
Are you a man? Can I borrow you for a wedding next weekend? Bonus points if you can source a baby that I can pretend is mine too.— Llia Apostolou (@Llia) July 6, 2014
Phil Gibson, someone Apostolou had never met, replied that he was ready to help, telling her that “I’ve got a suit and everything!”
The pair bantered back and forth for a bit, with Apostolou joking that she’d see him at the altar and Gibson joking that his grandmother already wanted to meet her.
While Apostolou didn’t actually take Gibson to her sister’s wedding, the two did meet up later that week. Almost exactly three years later, Apostolou took to Twitter with a surprising update to the story.
“Almost exactly three years later, I can say … Reader, I married him.”
Apostolou and Gibson married on July 5. Gibson took to his own Twitter to share a photo of himself and Apostolou newly married.
The sweet love story is still a surprise to Apostolou who never expected this would be where she and Gibson would end up.
“But still — I jokingly wished to marry him, having not even met him, and it happened. Still blows my mind,” she wrote.
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