X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Monday, 01 September 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Loved-up Barrow pair usher in new era

A TRADITIONAL romantic proposal marked a new age of equality after a Barrow security guard popped the question to her unsuspecting girlfriend.

Security guard Emma Price, 27, admitted to being extremely nervous after gathering around 80 friends and relatives at The Kill One Club in Duke Street, Barrow, for the surprise proposal on Saturday night.

Her now fiancee Samantha McFarlane, 28, thought she had been invited to a friend’s party until she walked through the door and was greeted by cheers and applause from her nearest and dearest.

Miss McFarlane described the moment her partner of eight months dropped to one knee as “surreal”.

She said: “I had absolutely no idea. My friend told me to come down because she had a party and didn’t want to go on her own.”

Miss Price said she was anxious somebody would let the surprise proposal slip, and had her friend Bernie McFlickerson hide the ring for three weeks.

“I was very nervous,” she said.

The pair first met at a gay night in The Rifleman’s Arms, Barrow, around ten years ago.

The couple were friends until Miss McFarlane moved to York for five years, returning to Barrow last year.

Miss Price said: “As soon as she came back we found each other. I have never felt anything like it. I knew I wanted to get married then.”

Traditionalist Miss Price said she went round to ask permission for her partner’s hand in marriage.

Her parents, Stephen and Karron McFarlane, from Walney, said they were “delighted” with the proposal.

“Everybody we know is all for it,” said Miss Price.

“We can be like everyone else now,” said Miss McFarlane.

Mike Forsyth, safety officer at Barrow AFC where Miss Price provides security, said: “It’s fantastic; about time.

“They were like a married couple when I first met them. They are obviously utterly in love with each other and that’s what marriage is all about, regardless of sex.”

The pair plan to tie the knot in 2016.

Have your say

.... if only you had invited a cetain Daton Buisness man; perhaps he would have had his eyes opened!

Posted by thegirlal on 1 April 2014 at 12:30

Sweet - really mean that. However, you might wanna stay away from Dalton zoo!
But good luck to you both and all the best for your future.

Posted by Mike on 1 April 2014 at 07:09

Make your comment

Your name

Your Email

Your Town/City

Your comment


SHARE THIS ARTICLE

North West Evening Mail What's on search










Powered by
nwemail.co.uk/jobs

Hot Jobs

Loading latest hot jobs...
Powered by Zoopla.co.uk






Featured companies

Searching for featured companies...
Search for:

Vote

Are school holidays too long?

Yes

No

Show Result


Go green 34

Travel the globe

Go green 33

Going digital


To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code

North West Evening Mail

Evening Mail Going Out