Love was in the air when Gary Burns surprised his girlfriend, Rachael Clamp by getting down on bended knee to propose in front of all our Happy House family.
A delighted Rachael was thrilled as he placed a sparkling solitaire diamond on her finger while all our kids clapped and cheered.
Our family, in on the secret, had created the perfect platform for a romantic proposal as our kids did their own wedding march to a traditional Swahili song, showering Rachael and Gary with flower petals gathered from the garden.
With Gary’s proud parents, Terry and Wendy Burns, and Rachael’s mum, Karen Clamp, and partner Steve Durkin, looking on the couple sealed the deal with a kiss.
Rachael, taken completely by surprise, loved the decorations of palm and flowers created in heart shapes by our gardening staff, and cut the cake made by our cook Uncle Josphat.
Rachael fell in love with our Happy House family when she came to the opening in 2010 and at the time Mama Sue jokingly told Gary it was time he proposed. So their return visit provided the perfect opportunity and setting.
We wish Gary and Rachael, from Burnley, every happiness in their future together and we know for certain, they will never forget this special day or very special place.