couple recreates first date, has subway themed photoshoot

Couple Recreates First Date, Has Subway Themed Photoshoot

A couple first met at a Subway and now, they are marking a new beginning right back where it started.

Julie Williams, 29, and Zack Williams, 34, first met at their local Subway in 2017 over a sandwich and the rest, well, is history.

couple recreates first date, has subway themed photoshoot
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Julie recalled she was at lunch with her mom when they noticed a “cute guy” eating in the restaurant. Out of nowhere, the mom ran out, grabbed the guy in the parking lot and handed Zack her daughter’s phone number on a receipt.

“When he got up to leave, I never saw my mom run so fast,” Julie said. “He called me a half hour later and the rest is history. Talk about the ultimate wing-mom.”

Zack, who was selling cars at a dealership at the time and decided to drive to the Subway farther away from his job, said he believed it was meant to be. He said he, too, noticed Julie walk in with her mom and thought she was beautiful but didn’t have the courage to say hello.

“All of a sudden her mom is chasing me down saying, ‘Excuse me, sir — you don’t happen to be single?'” Zack recalled. “I thought — this is a sign from God. I knew it was divine intervention, and I had to call and ask her on a date.”

couple recreates first date, has subway themed photoshoot
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The pair are “quite literally obsessed” with the sandwich chain and even ate there on their one-year anniversary. After Zack proposed in September 2020 and Julie said yes, they both reached out to Subway to share their love story.

“I knew our story was crazy, so I really wanted it to be heard,” Zack said. “I decided to reach out to Subway and wrote them an email explaining our story. Someone got to us within the week.”

The Subway gifted the bride and groom with a photoshoot at the store where the couple first met for their wedding day. They also delivered late-night sandwiches of the couple’s favorite order to their Oct. 22 wedding as well as cookies for all of their guests.

“What has happened since that initial reach out is really amazing,” Julie said. “It’s definitely something that we will look back on and remember as a fun experience, and tell our kids about someday.”

The pair said they are excited to start the next step of married life together and kick it off in their honeymoon in Hawaii.

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