It is becoming more common for couples to ask wedding guests for money instead of gifts as they plan to build a family or maybe a home.


Well, Kirstie and Aimee Messenger asked their guests for something all the more special.


The two brides asked friends and family to donate towards their IVF fund.


Already parents to Kirstie's three children and the pairs first child together, Aimee and Kirstie were keen to grow their family.


The treatment worked the first time and the pair are now thanking all those who helped make their dream's of becoming parents, a reality.


At just five weeks, Aimee was told she wasn't just carrying one baby but two.


Speaking to The Daily Mail, Kirstie said:


"It was a shock because it meant we would go from four children to six overnight but we were over the moon.


"It seemed crazy to think the money we had been given had helped pay for something so incredible."


Although falling pregnant successfully, this wasn't a pregnancy without any problems.


When Aimee noticed some bleeding she knew something was wrong.


"I screamed for Kirstie, then broke down, fearing I was losing them. I had lost my first baby, a daughter at 33 weeks. How on earth would the twins survive at just 24?"


Going into labour at 24 weeks, the pair were told to prepare for the worst.



The twins were given a 25% survival rate once they were born but parents, Aimee and Kirstie remained hopeful.


After months of medical support, the two boys have now returned home to live with their new family.


Celebrating their first birthday this year, the twins got to meet all the wedding guests who helped them get here.


"The guests were joking which of the twins they had paid for. But how can you find the words to say thank you for two gorgeous little baby boys?


"There's not many brides who can say they got given two little miracles as a wedding present."



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