Sarah Elliott, 34, and Paul Edwards, 36, who met on a dating app on Dec. 15 – met in person for the first time shortly before they flew to Las Vegas from Gatwick to marry.
Two strangers married on the first christmas day after the meeting for the first time at an airport in their wedding attire before you board a plane to Las Vegas.
Sarah Edwards, née Elliott, 34, agreed with Paul Edwards, 36, online, and within a few days decided to get married.
She is tuned in on Dec. 15, and messages are exchanged and spoke to each other for the first time on Dec. 22. The loved-up couple spoke again on the 23rd and had decided to marry – despite never meeting face-to-face. They are faithful to each other and were booked for a wedding instead of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.
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After the meeting, for the first time at Gatwick Airport on Christmas Eve, the duo boarded a plane in full wedding attire, and flew off to Las Vegas to get married.
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“We immediately clicked – there is an unmistakable connection,” Sarah Edwards, a nanny originally from New Zealand, but now lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, said. “I feel like Paul’s my best friend already. We don’t want to see everything through pink glasses. We know that it will be a challenge, but we are willing to work together. I’m usually such a logical person, but all the rules have been thrown out.”
“We have both tried to do things the traditional way, and it didn’t work out for either of us,” she said. “We get so well and thought: ‘Why not have that commitment to actually making a marriage work from the start?’ I am not interested in just data looking for things that I don’t like about that person. I am committing to make this marriage absolutely works – just as they did in the old days.”
“It is the traditional, older generations have met their partner one or two times before getting married,” she said. “It is similar, we had not even met.”
Sarah and Paul spoke over the phone twice before deciding to marry.
Sarah and Paul, who works for the broadcaster, met online on a dating app, Bumble, and instantly hit it off.
“I saw his profile, thought he looked nice and loved what he had written about being open and honest,” she said. “If we matched, I sent him a message. I thought it was funny that his name was Paul as I share a house with two other persons named Paul, so I said, ” I already have two Paul’s in my life, then why not add a third?'”
“He replied to my message said:” Apparently it is the third Paul is always the best and I don’t have a Sarah in my life, so I guess that would make you number one, ” she said. “We spoke on the phone on Saturday night for 2.5 hours and then again on Sunday morning for an hour and a half. Sunday evening we were chatting on the phone and call each other for three hours.”
“I can’t remember which set, but one of us said:” We get on so well, maybe we should get married, ” she said. “The other one went:” Yes, maybe we should, ” and the literally spiral. There was a moment between us where we thought: ‘We totally could do this. How great would it be if we got married on our first date?'”
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“Monday morning – three days after we had first started talking we had agreed to get married,” she said. “We both thought, ‘Let’s do this.”
Sarah Edwards knew the idea was “crazy”, but decided to let her heart rule over her head.
“I know it’s totally crazy – almost none of my friends support me, in fact, a lot of them are disowning me,” she said. “I have not told my family yet. If they are on the other side of the world we don’t talk as often as we should.”
Paul said that he has not told his two children about his marriage, while Sarah said hardly any of her friends are supportive of the couple’s spontaneous plan.
Paul Edwards, of Chichester, West Sussex, has two daughters of 13 and 15 years old from a previous relationship and is also yet to tell his children about his new wife-to-be.
Sarah Edwards has been married before, but it lasted only six months. She said, as she and her new husband get on so well because they are so alike.
“Paul’s personality is exactly like mine. We are both very bubbly, open, honest, we want to do something for everyone,” she said. “He is caring, loyal, silly, a wind-up, playful, intelligent and of course, spontaneous and impulsive. We have so much in common. I’ve never met anyone whose brain works like mine, but he does. Our thoughts jump all over the place with a million ideas a day. We both have big goals and dreams.”
Sarah is adamant the couple will go the distance.
“Our marriage will work, because now we’re completely open and honest about everything in our lives. I believe,” she said. “If we do not have any problems, we talk them through. We can talk about anything and everything – there is nothing, I feel uncomfortable discussing it with him, because I know there is no judgment.
“Paul was unsteady on the other day and getting anxious. He said: ‘Are we really going to do?'” she said. “We talked through as a team and decided we had just as good a chance as anyone. By the end of the conversation, we were like, ‘We have this.'”
The pair decided to meet for the first time at Gatwick airport on christmas Eve, Paul and Sarah are surprised with a bouquet of flowers.
“But I had just met him at the airport and he brought flowers and went down on one knee,” she said. “He bought the perfect ring, it is now six diamonds on. He is not a rich man, but he knows how to deal with someone. He bought me a watch also, I don’t know how he knew I needed it.”
“The flight is about 11 hours. It was hard, I was freaking out. I had no cold feet bus, I was afraid,” she said. “I had met this guy in person for the first time, but we already had a connection. We talked about this before we met, it’s not about what someone looks like, it is what they want on the inside. He is incredibly friendly, he is incredible. He really is.”
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“He can be with anyone and I can do it with everyone, it’s great,” she said. “The whole thing is great. We got married in the Bellagio, My dress was incredible. It was huge, I’ve been walking up and down the strip. The wedding was great, the minister was great – we wanted to write our own vows, but we have no time.”
“The minister was Roland August, the Mobile Minister – he played in a Katy Perry Video,” she said. He wrote our vows for us, and although he had never met us they were very personal and sweet. I am sure that the wedding night will also be great. You can be sexual attraction, but at the end of the day they have a good person.”
“You think you know people, but it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been with someone for, they may surprise you and not in a good way,” she said. “I was with my ex for three years, and he was not able to treat me. You just don’t know. So this time I thought: ‘Why take a chance and have a little faith?'”
“It is absolutely mental,” Paul Edwards said. “If you had asked me nine days ago, or I meet someone, start talking with them and then go on the road to las Vegas to marry without having to meet face-to-face I would say that you were crazy. I don’t know what happened, it is so weird as both of the radius’ on Bumble not even that close so I have no idea how we came together in the first place.”
“Sarah was really delicious, when they first called me and we talked for more than three hours,” he said.