Vicki picked up more than a spare part at the garage – the love of her life
The number 13 may be unlucky for some but for Vicki and David, it was perfect.
Vicki, a student nurse from Penwortham, first met mechanical engineer David, from Longridge, when she went to buy a spare part for her car back in May 2000.
David asked for her number and the couple hit it off straight away on their first date later that week.
Seven years later on Christmas Day, a small sparkly number was all Vicki needed.
She said: “I had asked for a diamond for Christmas and David had been out and bought me one.
“It was hung on the tree for days – I didn’t even notice until he got down on one knee on Christmas Day morning and asked me to marry him.”
With a house and three children together the couple thought a big white wedding was out of the question but the Vicki and David started to look at venues.
Vicki said: “Lots of venues had availabililty for 2013 because people see it as unlucky.
“But seeing as we’d been together for 13 years we thought it would be quite fitting.”
And what a way to see out 2013. Vicki and David were married at Eaves Hall near Clitheroe on New Year’s Eve.
“It felt so special having our wedding on New Year’s Eve – we, and all our guests were pleased that we brought in the new year in such a special way,” says Vicki.
“When we did our invites we were worried people couldn’t come as it was New Year but they all said what a great idea it was and that it was perfect as they didn’t have to worry about planning to do anything.”
The bride also had her wedding band made especially for the occasion – with 13 diamonds.
Not wanting to let the New Year festivities be overshadowed, the newlyweds and their guests welcomed in 2014 with the traditional count down to midnight before setting off party poppers and a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
Vicki said: “Our families helped us out lots ad my two chief bridesmaids, Sonia and Natalie were fab – the day was absolutely amazing.”
Mr and Mrs Adair kicked off 2014 in style with a honeymoon in Egypt.