Zoe and Sarah
Zoe and Sarah’s perfect
wedding was a day
surrounded by their
favourite people having fun.
Zoe shares their story.
Photographs by Max Callender
e met online, on Gaydar Girls, in
august 2011. We started chatting and
soon swapped numbers, and then we
were texting each other day and night.
Sarah lived in nottingham but had
family in the Birmingham area, where I
lived at the time, so we arranged to meet a couple of times
at local bars and restaurants – but our plans always fell
through because I wasn’t very well. I had recently been
discharged from hospital and was on my way to being
diagnosed with MS. I had suﬀered a relapse which left me
unable to use my right side and I was admitted to the stroke
ward of my local hospital for treatment. I was a little in
denial, but every movement was extremely hard and tiring
and in the end I had to admit I wasn’t well enough to go on a
I was open and honest with Sarah about being ill from
the start and she was extremely understanding. When I
admitted to her that I didn’t feel well enough to meet in
town and go drinking or dancing I invited her to join me for
coﬀee one day in my ﬂat as that’s all I felt up to. assuming I
was a serial killer trying to lure in fresh victims, Sarah politely
declined, but she asked if she could add me on Facebook.
after looking through all of my photos and deciding
psychopaths don’t have Facebook accounts, Sarah decided
to take the risk and join me for coﬀee, but she brought her
18-month-old springer spaniel, Bertie, with her for security.
The three of us have been inseparable ever since.
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