This is a romantic couple

@maximax8 (30105)
United Kingdom
May 16, 2009 6:46am CST
A couple met on the pier in my local town and at the end of their first date they kissed. They therefore think piers are very romantic places and they will try to visit as many piers as possible to kiss each other. They were disappointed when part of my local pier burned down. They hope to be the first couple to marry there when it is mended and it reopens in May 2010. What do you think of such romance? Are the couple right to wait until the pier reopens or should they marry elsewhere?
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@owlwings (42115)
• Cambridge, England
16 May 09
Some people choose far stranger places to be married. I think that if it means a lot to them, they should wait. (They will no doubt get a blaze of publicity in the Weston Mercury, too!) Sadly, many of our fine piers are disappearing but it is encouraging to see that some, at least, are being restored. I think that a wedding on a newly-restored pier head is a very fine and commendable and romantic thing to look forward to!
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@geniustiger (1696)
• Philippines
16 May 09
I will respect their choices when they wanted to be wed. But so wonder pier is the memorable place they met. Maybe that man is a sea man or else a worker outside the country thats why they always kissed there. It so nice that we can make any place as memorable for us.
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@jakill (835)
16 May 09
Well, it's their choice, of course. It's a romantic story anyway, whether they wait or not. If they decide not to wait, there's no reason they vcan't celebrate anniversaries at the pier later. This made me think of a couple who have appeared several times in my local paper. They met on a train journey to London from our local station which got special mention when they married. The train company made much of it with privileges for them and there was a story about the seats they used when they met. We recently had a celebration at the station on the 150th anniversary of the line opening. This couple was invited to unveil a commemorative blue plaque on the station building.
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@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
16 May 09
So romantic.I just hope their love could last forever.Maybe they should wait.Its just a year around,they have a life_long time to love.
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@AmbiePam (51648)
• United States
16 May 09
That is very sweet. They surely know how to keep the romance alive. I think waiting until the pier is reopened is a good idea. I'm sure in their minds they are starting their marriage out on a good foot by marrying on the pier. In the meantime, maybe they can keep looking for romanitc places to kiss!
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@UK_Shree (3604)
23 May 09
Hmmm, a difficult question. I guess that the symbology behind the pier and what it means for their relationship is very important to them. I have to say though I do not think I would wait. We have no idea about the future and anything could happen, so why wait?
23 May 09
I think if thy had their first date on a pier and so see them as romantic places then certainly to be the fisrt couple to marry on the pier when re-opened would be an ideal plan! And certainly I can imagine with the sound of the sea and all lit up it would romantic a place to be! x
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
21 May 09
That DOES sound romantic! I love piers - you're lucky to have one, and I hope they repair it soon. There is a winding bridge near where I live, which goes out over the ocean and around the mountain - apparently brides and grooms have started leaving padlocks with their names engraved, locked on to the railing of the bridge. That sounds pretty romantic to me!
@Darkwing (21586)
19 May 09
I think it's quite a romantic thing to do, to wait for the repair of the pier, so that they can be married there. It's quite nice up at the end there, and if it's their choice, they could have a civil wedding on the pier. It costs, mind, to get the vicar or registrar out to such places, but I would imagine the pier could be nicely decorated with flowers and ribbons and it would be a unique wedding. Brightest Blessings.
• Philippines
17 May 09
Yes it seems romantic but not really. I think I will marry somewhere else and not to wait for the pier to be repaired. What if they broken up before the pier has been repaired? You'll never know what will happen next. For me its not just pier a romantic place to kiss, me and my kiss each other mostly everywhere and people tend to look at us because we are like love birds when we kissed each other, its lip locking.
@ellie333 (21018)
17 May 09
Hi Maximax, I think this is very romantic and if this is where they really want to get married as it is a special place for them then I guess it is worth the wait. I personally would have loved to have got married on the bank of the Thames near a beutiful willow tree but not viable so it was a registry office instead LOL, marriage didn't last though unfortunately but nothing to do with the fact that I couldn't marry at place I wanted. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
17 May 09
That is a strange place for romance. But people are very different and unique. Therefore, it is surprising and at the same time, not at all surprising that a couple should choose such a strange place for romance. Maybe some people get the thrill for romance in such strange places.
16 May 09
I suppose if each side of the partnership is in agreement on this, then who's to say that's wrong. It is probably a really right thing for them to do, so it will be even more of a special occasion, than if they married elsewhere. The pier has a lovely setting among the bright lights. In the meantime, they could take a lovely boat trip across the Bristol Channel to Wales! I will probably go up to see the reopening myself. Where I work someone posted an item about the pier burning down on our company intranet site... so will follow this with interest.