They thought they met and fell in love in 2011. But a 20-year-old photo proves otherwise.

When UK couple Heidi and Ed Savitt tied the knot earlier this year, they thought their love story started when the pair first met at Newcastle University in 2011.

However just recently, the mother of the bride, Kay Parker discovered a family photo album that proved they actually met on a family vacation when they were six in Gumbet, Turkey.

And it turns out, even as kids they took an immediate liking to each other and were childhood, holiday sweethearts.

From holiday sweethearts to husband and wife. Image via Facebook.

Kay told the Daily Mail that "during that two-week holiday, they held hands most of the time."

She said that the search was prompted during a lunch with her, Heidi, Ed and his mum Fiona. Kay mentioned that Heidi also had a "holiday boyfriend" named Ed, and that they were inseparable during the two-week vacation.

Upon discovering the coincidence, Kay said she "was screaming," as you would.

"Of course, I sent it to Fiona. Then loads more photographs came out.

"Perhaps they just had a subconscious realisation they had shared that time together when they met as adults," she said.

In fact, the couple met in an equally as rom-com approved way.

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Unable to work the tumble dryer in his new student house, Ed contacted Heidi after finding her name on some mail. The rest, as they say, was history.

Reflecting on the situation, Heidi says that she takes this as a sign that "clearly we're destined to be together!"

"It's crazy to think we could have got married, shared our lives together, but then never found out about this," she said.

In other words, love is real and make sure you watch out for who your child talks to in any future family holidays from here on out, because they could just wind up being your future daughter/son-in-law.

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