After meeting as teenagers at an 18th birthday party, Caroline and Adam dated for seven years, four of which were long distance as the pair went to different universities.
Adam decided to propose to Caroline on New Year’s Eve 2013. As her Christmas present that year, he’d paid to fly Caroline’s sister home from her travels in Asia as he knew that when they got engaged Caroline would want her close family around to share the good news.
A giant box was delivered to her parents’ house, and when Caroline opened the front door, her sister jumped out! With her family in place, the couple went away for New Year’s Eve to a hotel for a three course meal and dancing. Adam asked Caroline to go outside just before midnight but she wasn’t keen – it was cold and drizzling!
He managed to persuade her, luckily. They were outside the hotel as the clock struck midnight and Adam got down on one knee just as lots of fireworks started to go off – it was unplanned but a perfect moment.
The couple started planning right away – they figured out their guest list the night of the proposal!