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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! What are the chances of a married couple finding an old picture of themselves playing on the beach as children just a few feet apart before they even met? Well, considering the circumference of the earth, the speed of light, the distance between Jupiter and Pluto and the boiling point of water; it is very probable.

I mean --- two people living in the same country could possibly find themselves near each other at either a concert, the beach or a convention but the real magic comes when that single moment in time is captured on a camera.

Nick Wheeler and Aimee Maiden only met each other at sixth form college but before they even knew each other they were in a picture together. The pair lived hundreds of miles apart when the picture was taken in 1994 where they both spent the day building sandcastles just a few yards apart. Their two families were strangers and never spoke.

It's only when the couple got engaged last year that they decided to leaf through old holiday photographs where they found the once in a lifetime photo. Maiden almost instantly recognized herself as the 5-year-old girl in the background and it seems as though the little girl was looking straight at the camera while everyone else around her was just going about their business.

Maiden said: "The photo was taken by Nick’s grandad. Nick is sitting front right in the boat with his sister and two cousins and his family, his mum, uncle and nan are to the right and behind them. To the left and behind his cousin I’m in the blue swimsuit with my mum, dad and sister. What makes it even more significant was that, although I was brought up in Mousehole, Nick and his family didn’t even live in Cornwall at the time.He and his family were down on holiday from Kent and didn’t move down permanently to Newlyn until a year later."

The couple married on Saturday at Gulval Church in Mousehole, 20 years after the photo was taken and just a minute’s walk from the same spot.

They are heading to Florida for their honeymoon and plan to frame the treasured picture as soon as they get back.

Whether it was fate or just a mere coincidence you can't deny the romance of this story. I'm sure that as young Nick posed for that photo back in 1994 he had absolutely no idea that the love of his life was right behind him and that it would be a legendary moment in time that would be reported on news stations worldwide.

It's definitely a once in a lifetime moment and a once in a lifetime love that started from a once a lifetime picture snapped back in the once in a lifetime date of 1994. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.