Robert & Marie met while they were both in the Garda training college in Templemore, Ireland in 2006. They got to know each other and Robert asked Marie out about 1 year after they met.
Robert then got stationed in Kerry and Marie got stationed in Dublin, which meant a 4 and a half hour drive to see each other every week.
Unfortunately, they worked different rosters so when Robert was off Marie was working and when Marie was off he was working.
In October 2008 Robert arranged a short break to Lisbon with Marie.
Robert spent the first 2 days planning a romantic evening and they had a beautiful meal together in a quaint little restaurant that he had found. When they finished their meal he asked Marie to marry him. She said yes and they have been planning the big day ever since.
Robert & Marie are getting married on Monday 3rd. August 2009 in St. Josephs Church, Aughavas, County Leitrim followed by their Reception at the Cavan Crystal Hotel in Cavan, Ireland.
Family and friends from Ireland will be joined by those who will fly in from a variety of destinations around the world.
Robert & Marie Gilbert will spend their first night after their wedding in Moscow and then travel on to Koh Samui, Thailand where they will honeymoon in Koh Samui Villa 14 followed by days in Bangkok, Cambodia and possibly time in Vietnam.