FUNERAL director Louise Cook is about to marry a fan who saw her face on a large billboard – and fell in love.
McBrien, 56, was so taken with a photo of Louise in his firm’s ad that he traced it online.
He sent a message asking for a date – then a picture of himself standing under a terrace billboard pointing at him.
The cheerful Lewis agreed to meet, and two years later he and Foreman Mick of the Upholstery Company are nearing their big day.
Louise, 51, who works for AW Lyman – the family funeral service in Long Eaton, Derbyshire – said:
“I want to go out for a while,” he asked. “I didn’t think much of it at first. Then, the next day, I got another message.”
To my surprise, it was a picture of him under the Lemons billboard. I thought it was funny.
“The photo was the reason I let him out. We have the same sense of humor.
Warner Bros. owners plan to film the Glasgow headquarters in the city as a new blockbuster.
Special permission has been granted for the wedding to take place in the chapel on the grounds of the funeral home where Louise works.
He said: “We will be the first couple to get married there and I am very grateful that we are being allowed.
“We are very happy together and can’t wait for the Christmas wedding.
We’ve been fine since the beginning and it’s an incredible story for us to meet that way.
Chris Anastasi of Star Light Outdoor, who designed the billboard, said: “We can’t believe our billboard has been the trigger for a love story!”