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Weddings. While they’re a time of joyous celebration for the groom and bride to-be, they can be be a painful reminder of the smugdom you’re missing out on if you don’t have that special someone in your life.

The moment the invite wings it way through their letterbox seasoned singletons are normally conjuring up images of being relegated to THAT forgotten table at the back of the reception, and fending off the advances of the groom’s not-so-hunky and not-so-sober entourage.

But for one footloose wedding guest what could have been a nightmare scenario, soon turned into something akin to a dream when cupid’s arrow took a surprise turn in her direction.

When Llia Apostolou was gearing up to attend her sister’s wedding back in 2014, she cheekily extended the invitation to a complete stranger in the hopes of bagging herself that coveted plus one.

And just a day later one man was ready to take on the challenge of becoming a modern day Prince Charming.

Cue the most adorable Twitter exchange and a firm date in the wedding season diary!

And just when you thought things couldn’t get any more fairytale a surprise update from the couple three years later had us reaching for the hankies!

Wedding joy – the internet can’t get enough!

And as it turns out the newlyweds didn’t bond over a drunken snog at Llia’s sister’s big day, but instead met IRL – yes this still happens! – the same week they started their Twitter exchange.

The Twitterverse is a sucker for a romantic story and follower’s of the couple’s tale Tweeted in their droves.

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