Zdenek and Victoria’s love story began when they met through mutual friends at a pub. After three years of dating, one child and a baby on the way, Zdenek arranged to take Victoria out for dinner. It was five weeks before their daughter was due, and although Victoria was tired, she thought she should make the effort.
She was taken to a Turkish restaurant, where a big bunch of flowers was waiting for her at the table. Zdenek and Victoria’s song, ‘Better’ by Tom Baxter, started playing, and Zdenek handed her a book of song lyrics. Inside, he had written ‘To my fiancée’. He then got down on one knee and presented Victoria with a beautiful white gold, diamond and aquamarine engagement ring. Victoria burst into happy tears as the whole restaurant cheered and applauded.
Zdenek had even sought out permission from Victoria’s father and her three older children before he asked Victoria to be his bride.