Ciaran O'Neill Photography

Well, Andrew and I first met when I was 18 and he was 23, a couple years later I hunted him down at Staffords hair and went to him religiously to do my hair, secretely fancing the pants off him! When he was 27 he decided to follow his family and emigrate to Vancouver, Canada (where he was originally born). Absolutely devastated, I went to his leaving party at Lilly's on the lisburn road, where he drunkenly admitted to always loving me and said he would 'marry me tomorrow'.

He thought I did not feel the same, but still offered if I ever had a change of heart, he would gladly take me on a date in Vancouver. My best friend Ciaran told me I had to go or I'd always regret not taking the chance, so I booked flights and heading out on my own to Vancouver for our first date! This was easily the happiest three weeks of my life, we completely fell in love and I had booked return flights before leaving!