Christie and Ben met and became best friends when she started working at the pub his family own. Their relationship developed and two years after meeting they became boyfriend and girlfriend.
Around 18 months later, on Christmas day, Ben proposed. They had one present left for each other and Christie was so sure she’d beaten him that year in the present stakes – she assumed the small box for her was earrings and she’d got him a watch.
He got down on one knee in front of all of Christie’s family and asked her to marry him. She went silent in shock, and her brother Bailey exclaimed ‘Someone actually wants to marry our sister!’