Love is in the air thanks to the Star

CHIMES of wedding bells will be in the air following a whirlwind Suffolk romance born in The Evening Star's dating pages.Jeremy Barber and Lorraine Hunting are set to tie the knot next year after meeting through the newspaper's People to People section in January.

CHIMES of wedding bells will be in the air following a whirlwind Suffolk romance born in The Evening Star's dating pages.

Jeremy Barber and Lorraine Hunting are set to tie the knot next year after meeting through the newspaper's People to People section in January.

They are also house-hunting together and their romantic thoughts have already turned towards starting a family.

Lorraine, 30, of Palmcroft Road, Ipswich, described their first meeting as love at first sight.


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The former Thurleston High School pupil, said: “I placed an advert in the Star and Jeremy saw it and left a message on my voicemail. It was a couple of days before we met, but when we did we instantly got on well.

“Our first meeting was in Ipswich. We went to Christchurch Park and had a look around the mansion, before spending the rest of the afternoon with my family.

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“Since that first meeting, we have spent every weekend together. We have so much in common, we share so many interests. We like the same food, the same music, the same films.

“It's been brilliant meeting him.”

Jeremy, 37, who lives in Halesworth and works for a boat company in Beccles, was every bit the gentleman, asking Lorraine's father John for his daughter's hand in marriage.

Lorraine said: “He asked dad and he thought Jeremy was joking, but mum said 'he's asking to marry your daughter', so he said 'that's fine with me'.

“My parents love Jeremy and think he can do no wrong and that he's a lovely person.

“When he asked, I said yes straight away because I know he's the man for me. I was on a real high. I was so excited that I had a few tears.”

The couple are planning to buy a house together in Halesworth, before their marriage at some point in 2007.

And it might not be long after that the pair start their own family.

Lorraine said: “We would like to hear the patter of tiny feet because we both have a love of children.

“I hope our story shows readers how happy we are and that The Evening Star dating service really does work.”

Do you have a love story with a difference? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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