Congrats to our presenter Pipa, who just got married!

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Pipa Gordon Bride and her familyWe're delighted to offer a huge congratulations to our wonderful presenter Pipa Gordon who just wed her first love, 22 years after first meeting him!

Witnessed by her children and their best friends in an intimate ceremony in a small church near her home, Pipa married Brian last month.

Let's go back to the beginning…


Pipa and Brian in 1992At University in 1992, Pipa and Brian met and started dating; it was an 'across-the-room, love-at-first-sight' type of beginning. 

Due to a series of events (financial and family), they both had to leave Uni after that first year, and they moved to Pipa's home town in West Sussex. It was there Brian suggested it would be a good idea to get married and build a future together.

Pipa didn't feel ready and thought that if she wasn't ready, he couldn't be 'the one'.

After an on-and-off few months Pipa finally ended the relationship and Brian moved across to the West Country. A move helpfully aided by Pipa's mum's best friend who wanted her son and Pipa to get back together having dated a number of years previously.

Being before the days of email etc, a three hour drive was far enough to create space that would allow everything to die naturally and so it did, sort of.

Bride Pipa and Groom Brian with a sunflower bouquet Years later Brian was watching TV and heard Pipa's voice, he then knew exactly where to find her and dropped her a line to say hi.

Busy leading separate lives, unaware that the other wasn't doing so great, they shared pleasantries on and off but were committed to their own lives. Never entertaining the idea of rebuilding old friendships.

Fast forward a few more years and Brian's name came up in conversation. Now with everyone being so connected through social media, Pipa decided to check in on him and see how life was.

They exchanged emails for about six months discussing tomato plants, swapping recipes and the joys and hurdles of life in general.

They finally arranged to get together for coffee. This time both being single, their romance was re-ignited; it was as though they had never been apart. They started dating properly last year after she moved up to Stratford upon Avon. Then when Brian proposed this June, getting down on one knee outside their old University student union, the place they first held hands, Pipa was only too happy to say yes.

She says; "He was then and is now, the most amazing man I've ever known".

A month later Pipa got her fairytale ending and walked down the aisle with Brian…

Read all about the events of the day and see some more wonderful photos In Pipa's blog here.

22 Comments

  1. CBlaney August 11, 2014 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    Can’t get the link to your blog to work. Lovely story.

  2. Miss Bernadette Loughlan August 11, 2014 at 1:43 am -  Reply

    How beautifull, life is always wonderfull and exciting , just made me cry. I wish you all the very best and years of great abundance of health wealth and happiness. Pippa you look so happy you both do. Love includes communication understanding and gratitude and grace. I am gratefull you shared your happiness with us too.
    Love light and laughter always,
    Love be xoxoxox

  3. Yasmin Gates August 11, 2014 at 7:49 am -  Reply

    Thats a lovely story.
    Congrats to the both of them.
    Have a long happy life together.

  4. Mrs Beverley Klymkiw August 11, 2014 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    Oh my goodness Pipa I had no idea of the full story. How fabulous that you both “found” it each other once again. This was meant to be. Smashing photos of a happy family on a wonderful day. All the very best to you all. True romance.

  5. Yvonne Finnie August 11, 2014 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    Love at first sight, what an amazing story pipa a few tears in my eyes also, wish you both health and happiness, live love and laugh. :-) xxxx

  6. Doreen August 11, 2014 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    Can’t see your blog Pipa but would just like to wish you, Brian and family all the very best for the future. So glad you found each other again, it was obviously meant to be! God Bless you all!
    With much love from
    Doreen Wilden
    xxxx

  7. Babs Dyson August 11, 2014 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    Oh Pips, I am truly happy for you CONGRATULATIONS to you both. You are a lovely person and have seen changes in you over last few months but had no idea what was going on. You look Alive, Fabulous and I love your hair this way, and I am sooooooooooooooooooooh happy for you.
    Take Care
    Love Always
    Babs. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Litherland.Liverpool

  8. Maria Cruz Mediavilla August 11, 2014 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi what an amazing story,I just want to wish you as a family long and happy times together,enjoy and be happy.
    Thankful for you to share your story.
    Love
    Mariaxxx

  9. deborah morrell August 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm -  Reply

    Hope you both have a wonderful life together

  10. Julie Wood August 11, 2014 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    bawling my eyes out now! such a lovely romantic story xxx

  11. Pauline Madden August 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm -  Reply

    So romantic, what a lovely story with a lovely ending. Wishing you many years of happiness together.

  12. Sharon Pickard August 11, 2014 at 6:14 pm -  Reply

    Such a beautiful story with a happy ending. Here’s wishing Pippa and Brian a long and happy life together with lots of laughter along the way. This was meant to be. Good luck and all the best….xx

  13. trcia joslin August 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    i wish you both a happiness and love for all of you xx

  14. Annie August 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    I KNEW something had happened recently as during your time on air you look so happy and radiant!
    How dozy am I, you mentioned wearing Tarte make up at your wedding and I thought you must mean
    years ago. Well Pipa, I hope you all live happily ever after. I met you once at a customer jewellery
    event and you are the nicest person, and SO deserve happiness. Good wishes in abundance xxxx

  15. Susan Farrell August 12, 2014 at 3:11 pm -  Reply

    Oh that’s just lovely The best of everything to you both xxx

  16. margaret rice August 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm -  Reply

    Wishing you both every happiness Maggie xx

  17. Beth Taylor. August 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Lots of love and happiness to you both .Have a great life .xx

  18. Ann Marshall August 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm -  Reply

    A true love story! Wishing you both a happy, healthy and prosperous future! You look gorgeous & radiant!

  19. Jo August 12, 2014 at 7:09 pm -  Reply

    To the lovely Pippa, congratulations, you’re amazing !

  20. Sandra Profitt August 15, 2014 at 11:20 am -  Reply

    Congratulations to you both. Your love story has renewed my faith in true love again.
    True love never dies.

  21. Lynda August 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    wow what took them so long!!

  22. Myfanwy Brown September 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    I just cannot tell you how happy I am for you Pipa.. I have been with QVC for a number of years, and I really missed you when you were gone. You are one of my favourite presenters, just so down to earth and lovely. May you have many wonderful years together.. Brian seems like a really good catch.. : )

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