Couple have a good time anniversary 20 years on from hubby’s shock proposal after being impressed by exhibiting of Love Truly

A COUPLE are celebrating their anniversary 20 years on after getting engaged on simply their sixth date after a exhibiting of Christmas basic Love Truly.

Lisa and Ben Joseph first met on 26 October 2003 after associates set them up on a blind date, nevertheless it was love at first sight when simply six weeks later, Ben popped the query.

Ben and Lisa Joseph back in 2003.
Ben and Lisa Joseph again in 2003. (C) Lisa Joseph

Watching a exhibiting of then-newly launched Love Truly, Ben was impressed by Liam Neeson’s character Daniel – a widower who tries to assist his stepson win over his crush – and bought down on one knee.

Astonished Lisa stated sure to the spontaneous proposal, and the pair married in March 2004, shifting to Edgeware, Larger London, the place they share two kids collectively.

Lisa, 42, and Ben, 45, are actually celebrating 20 years collectively and are planning to attend the stay orchestra exhibiting of the movie on the Barbican, London, later this month.

Lisa took to social media final month to share the couple’s story, explaining: “When the movie Love Truly got here out within the cinema, I went to see it on a date.

“I had been relationship this beautiful younger man for about six weeks on the time. We loved the movie however when it completed, he seemed perturbed and abruptly he was down on one knee proposing.

“He stated that Liam Neeson had made him realise that he didn’t wish to spend yet one more day with out understanding we may very well be collectively eternally.

“No ring, no preparation, probably the most spontaneous proposal ever. Tomorrow my now-husband and I have a good time 20 years since that date so I’m right here to let you know that Love, Truly, is throughout.

“We’re going to see the twentieth anniversary exhibiting on the Barbican in London and I’m very a lot trying ahead to it.”

The submit obtained over 8,500 likes and greater than 390 feedback from loved-up followers left touched by the 2’s story.

One individual wrote: “Lovely story. It was whereas watching Love Truly within the cinema that each me and my now hubby realised we liked one another.”

Lisa's cinema ticket.
Lisa retains her ticket from their sixth date in her pockets. (C) Lisa Joseph.

One other stated: “Ah, I really like this. Mazel tov in your anniversary.”

A 3rd commented: “Ah, what a stunning story. It’s really my 20-year anniversary at this time.

“We determined to not go and see Love Truly as we thought it is perhaps a contact too romantic and a bit awkward for a second date (first date we went for a drink), so we noticed the Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath as a substitute.

“Not romantic within the slightest however nonetheless particular.”

A fourth added: “How fabulous. I’m a hopeless romantic. Love this. Congratulations.”

Chatting with Lisa at this time, she stated: “Our associates (a married couple) set us up. I met Ben for the primary time on twenty sixth October 2003 and he picked me up at residence for our first date.

“We solely noticed one another on weekends as he labored in Nottingham through the week, and I used to be in London.

“I feel it was our sixth date that he took me to see Love Truly on a Saturday evening – 22 November 2003 – and that was when he proposed.

“We undoubtedly preferred one another from the primary date however we had been each fairly non secular and didn’t leap into something.

“I had dated so many males beforehand and had so many garbage relationship experiences, and what I seen with my first date with Ben was how nice it was. He listened to me and was actually attentive.

Ben and Lisa on their wedding day.
Pictured: Ben and Lisa on their wedding ceremony day. (C) Lisa Joseph.

“We got here out of the cinema, and it was in a giant shopping center, so we sat down exterior one of many little espresso outlets.

“We had been simply sitting fairly quietly after which he was out of his chair and down on one knee.

“I feel I stated, ‘What are you doing? Proper right here? Now?’ however he gave me a stunning little speech, clearly utterly on the spot, about how the movie made him realise he didn’t wish to spend yet one more day with out understanding we may very well be collectively eternally.

“He requested if he might please be the one to take care of me and undergo life with me.

“It was actually beautiful, and I simply stated sure right away as a result of I didn’t wish to maintain him a second longer to attend for a solution.

“To be sincere, I actually wasn’t trying round at anybody else so I’m undecided what others had been doing, I used to be simply fixated on that second between us.

“I feel we had been each in a little bit of bizarre daze afterward, it took us ages to seek out our manner out of the procuring centre and pay for our automobile parking ticket as a result of I feel we had been each in a little bit of shock.

“We bought married a number of months later, 17 March 2004.”

Talking on their wedding ceremony and their traditions, Lisa added: “We’re massive film followers, so our associates made us some Disney posters and Lord of the Rings posters (additionally very massive at the moment).

“Nevertheless, we watched Love Truly yearly after that, it’s undoubtedly our particular movie, as is the track featured within the movie – God Solely Is aware of [by The Beach Boys].

Ben and Lisa with their children.
Pictured (L-R): Ben Joseph, Lisa Joseph, daughter Elinor and son Ezer. (C) Lisa Joseph.

“We’re going to see the twentieth anniversary exhibiting with a stay orchestra on the Barbican in a number of weeks.

“We’ve all the time liked the soundtrack (sure, we purchased it on CD together with the film on DVD), so seeing it with a stay orchestra actually will improve the exhibiting.

“We love going to theatre and concert events and clearly the cinema nonetheless, so this actually appeared like a particular strategy to have a good time the twentieth anniversary.

“We’ve really additionally managed to ebook on our twentieth anniversary a exhibiting of the Return of the King on the Royal Albert Corridor as that movie can be one in all our favourites – that one we’re taking our youngsters to.”

Lisa and Ben’s love story has warmed the hearts of many however their kids, Elinor, 18, and Ezer, 13, are but to be satisfied by the movie that introduced them collectively.

Lisa joked: “We are able to’t appear to persuade them to observe [Love Actually], sadly, as they stated it might be very quaint.

“Nevertheless, they suppose our marriage is ‘relationship targets,’ in order that’s heartwarming to listen to.”


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