Jessica and Geoffrey met online and knew as soon as they started talking to each other that it was it – they never went on any other dates.
After two years together, Geoffrey proposed to Jessica. Paddington Bear seems to crop up a lot in their relationship, so he arranged to meet her at Paddington Station and presented her with her own Paddington Bear toy – it had a label around the neck which said ‘Take care of this bear. PTO.’ When Jessica turned the label over, she read the words ‘Geoff asks, will you marry him?’
She was so stunned she started crying! He then asked her to pick any restaurant in London, and she said Gilbert Scott’s in King’s Cross. Geoffrey had already got them a reservation there, knowing she’d choose that place, and booked a night at a luxurious hotel to follow.