Loved-up Barrow pair usher in new era
Last updated at 16:27, Monday, 31 March 2014
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.
First published at 16:18, Monday, 31 March 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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.... if only you had invited a cetain Daton Buisness man; perhaps he would have had his eyes opened!
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.