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It’s love at first billboard site for Notts funeral director

Louise Cook, a funeral director at A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service – Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors – is due to tie the knot with her fiancé, after he spotted her on one of the company’s billboards.

Based at West Park House on Lime Grove Long Eaton, Louise has worked for A.W. Lymn for 18 years and was featured in a billboard that was on display in the local area, showcasing the services of the funeral directors.

Louise Cook and her fiancé Mick Bramman now owe big thanks to the large billboard that brought them together in an unusual tale of romance.

Louise said: “Mick first reached out to me on Facebook after sharing mutual friends, asking if I would like to go out sometime. I initially didn’t think much of it. Then, the next day, I received another message from Mick, and to my surprise, it was a photo of him underneath the Lymns’ billboard I was in!

“I thought it was hilarious, here he was, posing underneath the huge billboard of my face. He certainly put a smile on my face, so I agreed to the date and two years later we’re engaged.”

The wedding, which is set for December, will take place in the chapel that sits in the cemetery grounds of the funeral home Louise works at. Special permission was granted to the bride-to-be, making it the first wedding to take place in the chapel. 

Louise described the venue as the perfect setting for the pair, after working for the company for so long, and feeling like ‘part of the Lymns family’, she felt it would make a special place to share their vows.

A.W Lymn prides itself on its independent family run status, after caring for the bereaved in the region for more than 100 years. With 27 funeral homes throughout Nottinghamshire and South Derbyshire, the company often places billboard advertisements in the local areas to signpost people to its services.

Chris Anastasi, Sales Manager at Starlite Outdoor, who produced the billboard for A.W. Lymn, said: “We can’t believe our billboard has created such a love story! We’re glad that our advert has not only promoted the services of Lymns but also been the catalyst for a love story – what a wonderful tale to tell.”

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