Teenage sweethearts move wedding day after groom’s football team makes final...but game is rained off

Bournemouth Echo: EYES ON THE BALL: Stacey Johnson and Chris Forbes postpone their wedding so Chris can play football EYES ON THE BALL: Stacey Johnson and Chris Forbes postpone their wedding so Chris can play football

THEY say it’s the beautiful game. And for a Christchurch couple, a cup final has ousted one of the most important days of their lives.

Teenage sweethearts Chris Forbes and Stacey Johnson have moved their impending wedding day after Priory Quays FC made it to the final of the Hampshire Sunday Senior Cup.

But after the mammoth reshuffle, which saw the couple rebooking both their venue and the registrar, yesterday wet weather postponed the match, once again leaving their initial chosen date free.

Stacey said: “It’s unbelievable that it’s been postponed after all that.

“But we’re glad too because the weather’s so bad. It’s for the best.”

Forward Chris, 28, has played for the team for more than a year, and his understanding bride said she supports him all the way.

“We set the date in November last year for April 6,” she said.

“We’d even booked the venue and the registrar. But in January, Chris found out that the team were going to be playing in the finals on the day of the wedding.

“I was a bit upset for a while but luckily we were able to move the date back a week to April 13 in the end.

“The final won’t be played on that day, so we’re still going to have our wedding then!”

Fortunately, the soon-to-be newly-weds hadn’t yet sent out their invitations.

“That would have been a nightmare,” said Stacey, 25.

“When we called around to tell people what had happened, they all had a bit of a laugh. We’re just really pleased that we were able to move it.”

Stacey and Chris have been together for more than 10 years, and he got down on one knee “years ago”.

The couple are even holding their big day at Dean Court.

Mum-of-four Stacey said: “My six-year-old son has done trials at AFC Bournemouth.

“He’s really good at football but he’s a bit little for it at the moment, so they’ve told him to come back in the future.

“He’s so excited that we’re going to be there as his dream is to play for the Cherries.”

But even a couple as happy as this have their arguments.

Stacey said: “We always go along when the weather’s nice to cheer Chris on when he plays.

“But he supports Man U and I support Tottenham, and he says once I’m his wife I’ll have to change that. There’s no way I’m going to though!”

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12:50pm Mon 7 Apr 14

H2o-hara says...

And ? ....Where's the news in all this ?
And ? ....Where's the news in all this ? H2o-hara
  • Score: 3

1:21pm Mon 7 Apr 14

ifordcherry says...

H2o-hara wrote:
And ? ....Where's the news in all this ?
Give it a rest fool!!
[quote][p][bold]H2o-hara[/bold] wrote: And ? ....Where's the news in all this ?[/p][/quote]Give it a rest fool!! ifordcherry
  • Score: 3

4:13pm Mon 7 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

Slow news day?
Slow news day? speedy231278
  • Score: 4

4:38pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Molecatcher says...

What a total nightmare. How do people cope?
What a total nightmare. How do people cope? Molecatcher
  • Score: 5

5:22pm Mon 7 Apr 14

fuhamfc12 says...

Molecatcher wrote:
What a total nightmare. How do people cope?
This is the biggest piece of news around. Did we need to know that. Next they will be thinking they are famous.
[quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: What a total nightmare. How do people cope?[/p][/quote]This is the biggest piece of news around. Did we need to know that. Next they will be thinking they are famous. fuhamfc12
  • Score: 4

5:31pm Mon 7 Apr 14

stevobath says...

ifordcherry wrote:
H2o-hara wrote:
And ? ....Where's the news in all this ?
Give it a rest fool!!
Who are you calling 'Fool'?

Talk about pathetic.

'Mammoth task...'

Mind numbing.

Leopard print & footy top...Classy.
[quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H2o-hara[/bold] wrote: And ? ....Where's the news in all this ?[/p][/quote]Give it a rest fool!![/p][/quote]Who are you calling 'Fool'? Talk about pathetic. 'Mammoth task...' Mind numbing. Leopard print & footy top...Classy. stevobath
  • Score: 5

6:22pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Molecatcher says...

fuhamfc12 wrote:
Molecatcher wrote:
What a total nightmare. How do people cope?
This is the biggest piece of news around. Did we need to know that. Next they will be thinking they are famous.
Well you can't treat these things lightly you know, they may even be interviewed by Channel 5. Who knows where celebrity like this could lead.... A season in panto in Verwood perhaps. I wonder how their lad got on in the trials "what he done"...
[quote][p][bold]fuhamfc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: What a total nightmare. How do people cope?[/p][/quote]This is the biggest piece of news around. Did we need to know that. Next they will be thinking they are famous.[/p][/quote]Well you can't treat these things lightly you know, they may even be interviewed by Channel 5. Who knows where celebrity like this could lead.... A season in panto in Verwood perhaps. I wonder how their lad got on in the trials "what he done"... Molecatcher
  • Score: 4

10:41pm Mon 7 Apr 14

GeorgeW64 says...

Mum of 4 at 25 is the news here, how many at 35 god forbid.
Mum of 4 at 25 is the news here, how many at 35 god forbid. GeorgeW64
  • Score: -3

11:43pm Mon 7 Apr 14

arti273 says...

Let's hope Lidl don't have any decent weekend offers, otherwise it will have to shift back to the 20th.
Let's hope Lidl don't have any decent weekend offers, otherwise it will have to shift back to the 20th. arti273
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Tue 8 Apr 14

azuciyata says...

ifordcherry wrote:
H2o-hara wrote:
And ? ....Where's the news in all this ?
Give it a rest fool!!
Well there are a good many lads out there that would love to have a fiancee who cared enough about them to postpone the biggest day of a girls life so he could play in one of the top grass roots football cups there is..He is a lucky lad, have you ever given something that important up for the one you love? It may not be news to some but it made the national papers today too. I say Good Luck to them.
[quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H2o-hara[/bold] wrote: And ? ....Where's the news in all this ?[/p][/quote]Give it a rest fool!![/p][/quote]Well there are a good many lads out there that would love to have a fiancee who cared enough about them to postpone the biggest day of a girls life so he could play in one of the top grass roots football cups there is..He is a lucky lad, have you ever given something that important up for the one you love? It may not be news to some but it made the national papers today too. I say Good Luck to them. azuciyata
  • Score: 1

3:44pm Tue 8 Apr 14

azuciyata says...

Well let me tell you, there are a good many lads out here that are envious of him and wish their fiancee would give up the most important day of their lives so as they could play in one of the highest standard grass roots football cup games, I can tell you. Maybe it's a case of you haven't got someone in your life that would give something that important up for you? As for it not being news worthy, it made it to the nationals today. I say good Luck to them.
Well let me tell you, there are a good many lads out here that are envious of him and wish their fiancee would give up the most important day of their lives so as they could play in one of the highest standard grass roots football cup games, I can tell you. Maybe it's a case of you haven't got someone in your life that would give something that important up for you? As for it not being news worthy, it made it to the nationals today. I say good Luck to them. azuciyata
  • Score: 1

3:55pm Tue 8 Apr 14

agp1337 says...

azuciyata wrote:
ifordcherry wrote:
H2o-hara wrote:
And ? ....Where's the news in all this ?
Give it a rest fool!!
Well there are a good many lads out there that would love to have a fiancee who cared enough about them to postpone the biggest day of a girls life so he could play in one of the top grass roots football cups there is..He is a lucky lad, have you ever given something that important up for the one you love? It may not be news to some but it made the national papers today too. I say Good Luck to them.
It's not serious news, but it's a nice, light article of moderate interest. Not everything in a newspaper has to be dramatic news.
[quote][p][bold]azuciyata[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H2o-hara[/bold] wrote: And ? ....Where's the news in all this ?[/p][/quote]Give it a rest fool!![/p][/quote]Well there are a good many lads out there that would love to have a fiancee who cared enough about them to postpone the biggest day of a girls life so he could play in one of the top grass roots football cups there is..He is a lucky lad, have you ever given something that important up for the one you love? It may not be news to some but it made the national papers today too. I say Good Luck to them.[/p][/quote]It's not serious news, but it's a nice, light article of moderate interest. Not everything in a newspaper has to be dramatic news. agp1337
  • Score: 4

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