They say love can be found in the most unlikely of places.
And one couple who are set to tie the knot have proved it’s true – after starting their romance when the bride-to-be put out a last-minute call for a wedding date on Twitter.
Madison O’Neill, from Ames, Iowa, sent out a tweet two years ago that read: ‘So hmu [hit me up] if you wanna be my date to a wedding tomorrow’.
Remarkably, her now fiance, Chuck Dohrmann, responded to her invitation, messaging her: ‘Dude I’ll be your date to a wedding!’.
Madison O’Neill and Chuck Dohrmann, originally from Iowa, are now engaged after the pair went to a wedding together two years ago
Madison had put out a last-minute call for a plus one on Twitter, writing: ‘So hmu [hit me up] if you wanna be my date to a wedding tomorrow’
Madison revealed she had hesitated at first after receiving the response from Chuck, admitting she was ‘nervous’ about going with him to the wedding.
But the pair, who had gone to the same high school, ended up going to the wedding together and quickly hit it off – with Chuck confessing he’d called in sick at work in order to go.
Sharing screenshots of their exchange on Twitter – along with a picture of Chuck down on one knee – Madison wrote: ‘crazy how things work out.’
She explained: ‘That wedding was our first date over 2 years ago and we just got engaged last week’.
The pair, who had gone to the same high school, ended up going to the wedding together and quickly hit it off
Chuck Dohrmann had responded to Madison’s invitation, messaging her: ‘Dude I’ll be your date to a wedding!’
‘We went to the same high school but he was a grade older and I always thought he was obnoxious. But we didn’t actually know each other.’
She also revealed that Chuck got down on one knee in San Diego, where he now lives, and that she is moving out there to be with him next summer.
Their story has provoked a huge response on social media, with many describing it as ‘amazing’.
One wrote ‘This is crazy. But amazing, at the same time. Fate works in crazy ways,’ while another added: ‘Love and romance truly is alive.’
Another added: ‘I love hearing stories like this. Congratulations to the both of you.’
Madison explained how the wedding had been their first date over two years ago, adding that she’d thought Chuck was ‘obnoxious’ at high school
Chuck also reveled how he’d had to call in sick in order to go to the wedding at the last minute