A romantic man from Northamptonshire surprised his girlfriend with an elaborate proposal on the glass walkway at Tower Bridge, 138 feet above the River Thames
Lee Esslemont, aged 29, who is a sales director for Northampton-based Quantum Print Services, received a yes from his girlfriend Clare Houghton after he got down on one knee on the glass walkway, which only opened last November.
In the video of the proposal, Ms Houghton, aged 26, can be seen looking at six canvases covered in photos, quotes and memories of their first date, their two children together and an Egyptian holiday, ending with Lee’s message: ‘wherever we went we were happy because we were together.’
When she reaches the end of the walkway, a chorus of West End singers came out and sang her favourite song, John Legend’s All of Me. Mr Esslemont then walked out with a rose to propose.
Talking to the Daily Mail, Mr Esslemont, of Corby, said: “I first had the idea that I wanted to propose in 2013.
“I had the ideas of what I wanted and the level that I wanted to take it but I found it impossible to put together myself and keep it a hidden secret.
“Clare means the world to me. We have two children and have been together for 10 years. She always puts all of us first and I wanted a day that was just about her to show her just how much she is loved.
Ms Houghton said: “It was such an amazing and overwhelming feeling when Lee proposed on the bridge, I had goose bumps. It was the most magical experience of my life.
“I always knew if Lee did propose one day it would be so special and romantic but I really didn’t expect or dream of anything like this.
“Lee really blew me away with his love. It’s the most amazing feeling calling him my fiancée. I’ll never forget that magical day.”
The event, which took place on November 27, 2014, was organised by The Proposers, a small independent company who plan extravagant proposals for men.