Photo of couple – 11 years before they met
As children, Aimee Maiden and Nick Wheeler, spent the day building sand castles just a few yards apart but they never spoke
A couple looking at old family photos ahead of their wedding were shocked to find a picture of themselves playing together on a beach – as children.
Teacher Aimee Maiden, 25, and her soldier husband Nick Wheeler, 26, had no idea their paths had crossed until they saw the grainy 1994 snap – taken 11 years before they met.
Aimee grew up in the tiny seaside village of Mousehole, Cornwall, and was a regular visitor to the beach while Nick lived in KENT but just happened to be on holiday there.
The two kids, Aimee aged five and Nick aged six, spent the day building sand castles just a few yards apart but their two families were strangers and never spoke.
Nick moved to Cornwall a year later but didn’t meet ‘soulmate’ Aimee again till they went to the same sixth form college in Truro and fell in love