They Once Walked Down The Aisle Together - Fast Forward 17 Years And It's A Whole New Story
When they walked together down the aisle at a wedding, little did they know that fate would have them walking down the same aisle 17 years later.
She Was In Love At First Sight
Every little girl dreams of her wedding day, and 5 year old Brooke Gibson was totally crushing on little Adrian Franklin as they walked down the aisle as flower girl and ring bearer.
Brooke giggles as she described their very first moments together to Good Morning America:
"I knew he couldn't stand me and he hated every minute... but it didn't bother me a bit!"
Brooke wasn't ashamed to admit how much he disliked her at the beginning.
He Just Couldn't Stand Her!
Girls? Ewwww! They have cooties and 5-year old Adrian wasn't going to have any of that. Anytime Brooke chased after him like a lovesick puppy, he tried to get away. Walking down the aisle with her was a nightmare that he definitely wasn't looking forward to.
Adrian told WBTV:
"She had a crush on me, but she got on my nerves."
When told he would have to be in the wedding with Brooke, he laughed and said:
"I was devastated!"
However now Adrian would certainly be devastated if he were never able to walk her down the aisle the second time around.
Only Time Will Tell
Their paths crossed over the years, but it wasn't until high school when Adrian was ministering at a nearby church that they started dating. By then, Adrian realized girls were actually pretty amazing. Especially his girl!
The Tables Have Turned
And soon enough, Adrian also realized he would love to walk down the aisle with Brooke again... at their own wedding! And so he did - in the same church they first met in years ago.
Facebook/Brooke Gibson Franklin
No longer wanting to run and hide, Adrian was happy to share the wedding cake...and cooties...with his new wife Brooke.
The Love Of His Life
Adrian lovingly serenaded the song "You are the love of my life" at the reception party.
Then And Now
Who knew a little girl's fantasy would one day turn into reality? For both Brooke and Adrian, this is the stuff fairytales are made of.
Facebook/Kimberly Gilley Franklin
Who could have imagined that such a fun and sweet beginning would turn into this amazing storybook ending!