When ‘cheeky plumber’ Joseph O’Connell overheard a pretty girl telling her friends about radiator problems, he knew exactly what to do to bag himself a date!
After sending a bottle of red wine over to where Caroline Davis was talking to friends in a bar, he went over and offered her a solution to her worries.
“That vent key is still on top of the boiler as a reminder of my cheeky plumber who became my cheeky husband!”Bride Caroline Davis
Little did she know it was all a ploy to see her again.
Caroline, an estate agent from Blackpool, explains: “He came over and introduced himself and mentioned he was a heating engineer and that he overheard my problem.
“He gave me a vent key for the radiators and explained that I needed to vent them. He left his number and said if I had any problems to call him.
“Unbeknownst to me, he was expecting me to have more problems and to call him, as when you vent a radiator the pressure in the boiler drops and the boiler stops working!
“That vent key is still on top of the boiler as a reminder of my cheeky plumber who became my cheeky husband!”
The couple, who live in Bispham, enjoyed their first date in Caroline’s favourite place, the Lake District.
“Our first date was at the Angel Inn in Bowness-In-Windermere, as Joe knew how beautiful I find the Lake District,” she says.
“We sat, ate, drank and fell in love looking out over Lake Windermere.”
The loved-up pair returned to the Angel Inn for their honeymoon, after getting married at Springfield House Hotel in Pilling on July 30.
And on completing their vows, Joe, who is originally from Kent, produced a ‘selfie’ stick, so their first picture as a married couple was a ‘selfie’ - although their professional photographer and a few guests managed to get some shots too.
Caroline walked down the aisle with her brother, Kieran Paul, to ‘A Moment Like This’ by Leona Lewis, and the newlyweds walked out as man and wife to Take That’s ‘Rule the World’.
A bouncy castle provided entertainment for children during the day, although Caroline admits they had to battle against the ‘older kids’ as the ‘perfect, marvellous, fantastic day’ drew to a close.