Pro­posal on the big screen for happy pair

South Wales Echo - - NEWS -

A COU­PLE were able to add a touch of movie-style glam­our to their en­gage­ment when the groom-to-be popped the ques­tion in a trailer on the big screen.

Af­ter be­ing with his girl­friend for three years, 28-year-old Damian Paul wanted to ask his girl­friend to marry him in a unique way.

So the movie buff de­cided to make his own trailer to pop the big ques­tion to Louise Treen, 29.

As the loved-up pair sat down to watch Padding­ton 2, a bliss­fully un­aware Louise was taken aback when her face flashed up on the screen as part of the mar­riage pro­posal.

Damian then asked Louise to marry him in front of sur­prised movie­go­ers – and she said yes.

To add to the sur­prise, Damian and Louise’s fam­ily and friends flooded the cinema via the back en­trance to con­grat­u­late the newly-en­gaged cou­ple.

Hav­ing wanted to do some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent, Damian said he was glad the sur­prise paid off.

He said: “It was a very spur of the mo­ment thing I de­cided to do. I wanted to make sure she didn’t sus­pect that I was up to some­thing.

“I saw a trailer for Padding­ton 2 and had the idea as one of our first dates to­gether was a trip to see the first film.”

Damian spent four days cre­at­ing the trailer from scratch.

He said: “I know peo­ple re­play mo­ments like this over and over again in their heads but I lit­er­ally had it on re­peat for days.”

Af­ter the mag­i­cal mo­ment Louise, from Merthyr Tyd­fil, ad­mit­ted she couldn’t con­cen­trate on the film it­self.

“I just thought we were go­ing out for a date but this is eas­ily the big­gest and great­est sur­prise of my life,” she said.

“I was so happy, I didn’t re­ally even fo­cus on the movie.”

Tyler Ma­honey, man­ager at Vue Merthyr Tyd­fil, said: “To be able to help Damian or­gan­ise such a won­der­ful oc­ca­sion was an ab­so­lute priv­i­lege.

“He’s done a fan­tas­tic job keep­ing this un­der wraps and ev­ery­one wishes them all the best for when they tie the knot.”

Damian added he was hugely grate­ful to the venue for help­ing him pull of the phe­nom­e­nal stunt.

He said: “The team at Vue have been amaz­ing – I’d like to thank them, as well as all of our fam­ily and friends, for shar­ing such a spe­cial mo­ment with us both.”

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