When Chris Sherred caught a glimpse of a Yellow Bus he thought he saw his and his wife’s names emblazoned across the side of it on an advert.
He called the Bournemouth-based company to see if they might have a photo, but instead they invited him and wife Emma to the depot to have a closer look.
And they were delighted to see their names on the advert for Paper Mate pens – part of a large advertising campaign.
The ad they saw read ‘Chris + Emma = forever’ and they were pictured next to it at the company depot in Yeomans Way.
Staff at the Yellows even bought the happy couple a bunch of flowers and a set of Paper Mate pens.
What is more fitting is that Emma works for ‘Time for Marriage’ – which runs marriage enrichment weekends.
The couple from Wimborne have been married for 18 years and have two children; Ben, 15, and Rebecca, 13.
Chris, who works for Gratte Brothers catering, said: “I was driving at the Northbourne Roundabout in Bournemouth and saw the advert on the side of a bus.
“I just caught it out of the corner of my eye, but was sure I saw the names Chris and Emma.
“I emailed Yellow Buses to see if they could send me a photo, but instead they invited us to come along and have a look.
“It must be unusual to have both our names together and I think there are several different adverts with them on.
“The Yellows bought us some lovely flowers as well as set of Paper Mate pens. We really didn’t expect it and we’re very grateful.”
And unlike the strapline in the advert, Chris and Emma are determined to communicate their strong and faithful love for each other.
Fiona Harwood from the Yellows said: “It was lovely to hear from Chris and Emma and to welcome them to the depot to see the advert themselves.
“We often get quite unusual responses from the ads, but this one was particularly enjoyable.”