A couple who met online and found similar interests in RAF & Army finally tie the knot in Hexham.

In 2017, Debbie,39 and Curtis,44, took their chance to find love online then took a leap of faith to meet up in person.

Debbie, a Modern Foreign Language Teacher said: "We met up in Giannis in Morpeth for our first date.

"I recognised him immediately and got on really well.

"We had lots in common, he was in the army at the time - 22 years in total and I have my interest in the RAF through the RAF Air Cadets."

Two years later, Curtis, a fibre engineer, popped the question to Debbie.

Recalling the day, Debbie said: "On the 1 Septiembre, Curtis proposed in a restaurant overlooking he marina in St Helier, Jersey."

From then, planning was underway to plan the special day but also the stag and hen dos.

The pair both decided to have their parties in York but have it on different dates.

On 7 August 2021, Debbie walked down the isle of Hexham Abbey in a stunning dress from Chester-le-Street. Accompanying her was her sister Laura Thompson, and friends Uschi Hatzl, bride’s Austrian friend; Mandy Redpath, bride’s childhood friend; Michelle Murphy, bride’s childhood friend.

Curtis was waiting to receive her in his army uniform and was standing at the alter with, Dave Garreb, groom’s best friend since childhood, pageboy Josh Anthony McCann, 7, bride’s nephew and Usher Michael White, bride’s, sister’s partner

Debbie and Curtis exchanged rings, both white gold but diamonds for the bride and plain for the groom, in front of 40 friend and family.

Following from the wedding venue, the reception was held at The Beaumont Hotel, which the bride & groom and guests were able to travel to in 1930’s Bramwith Landaulet Limousine and Convertible, Lanchester Wedding Cars.

After a meal, everyone enjoyed the night with entertainment from a live band and the couples first dance to 'This Never happened before, Paul McCartney'.

The couple hope to go a cruise next year but went to York due to uncertainties of Covid.