J&A Marriage Proposal at Bridgewater Rugby Club, Somerset

Learn how Jack’s private wedding proposal in the West Country was one of a kind

Amanda-Louise Knight Specialist Marriage Proposal Planner based in the West Country, showcases a real marriage proposal in Somerset in March 2022 full of surprises, laughter and tears of happiness to give you ideas when planning your engagement.

Amanda-Louise Knight Marriage Proposals, Engagements and Weddings

If you are considering proposing to your girlfriend or boyfriend and want it to be unique and memorable, then chances are you want to create a memory you will both treasure for the rest of your lives together.  That’s exactly what was on Jack’s mind when he contacted Amanda-Louise Knight Independent Marriage Proposal Planner in the West Country.  

Among smiles and tears of excitement and happiness, Jack finally asked his so-awaited question:"Will you marry me, Amy-Jane?".  The suspense hang in the evening air as we all awaited with abated breath. Read how together we created a dream come true…

Jack puts ring on Amy-Jane's finger

The details

Jack from Gloucestershire had been dating his girlfriend Amy-Jane for 3 years and had just moved in together.  He knew the date he wanted to propose as he had planned a short log cabin holiday to Somerset with his girlfriend. He liked the idea of having a marriage proposal which was personal to show her how much he loved her. It had to be private and to be a surprise. After discussing some proposal ideas that was authentic to Jack, the plans and coordination got underway as I reached out to some fabulous suppliers in the county to make this a once in a lifetime moment....

The location

I certainly kept up the mystery by organising a private chef to go into their holiday log cabin situated near Crewkerne and cook them a delicious three course meal late afternoon. First surprise of the day!

Jack and Amy-Jane enjoying meal cooked freshly by private chef in their holiday lodge cottage
Private Chef Tony Perrone with Amanda-Louise Knight Marriage Proposal Planner

While the chef was cleaning away, Jack asked his girlfriend to get ready as he was taking her out for the evening.  Little did she know that I had arranged for a private chauffeur to knock on their door and whisk them off to a secret location in Somerset.  

Chauffeur driven jaguar escorted Jack and Amy-Jane to their proposal location

Andrew from Purrfect Wedding Cars chauffeured the couple in his jaguar and kept up the secret in spite of Amy-Jane quizzing him! Andrew is fantastic, so I knew he would be discreet and chatted to the couple during their journey.

After searching for somewhere private that had permission for fireworks, a rugby club in Bridgewater was the perfect private location as there wasn’t any of its members practising that night - apart from the suppliers of course!

I had contacted Rocketman a specialist firework company in Somerset who made a firework pack for our professional firework display, and was on hand to ensure everything went smoothly that evening.

red carpet awaiting the couple
table and two chairs romantically decorated with petals, candles and bottle of bubbly awaiting the couple to celebrate their marriage proposal

The Proposal Day

Jack was armed with an itinerary time frame plan I had prepared, which he told me helped with his nerves!   It started in the afternoon and went on during the evening…..all perfectly planned of course.

All the suppliers were supplied with the time frame plan, so it certainly was a well-oiled collaboration of working well together.

petals in heart shape awaits Jack and Amy-Jane
Amanda-Louise Knight Marriage Proposal Planner smiles after preparing the romantic setting
Hollywood red style carpet and rope barriers

During the afternoon the fireworks were set up in place at the club, the décor was prepared with festoon lighting handing from festoon poles, a dark professional gazebo was arranged with romantic lighting and petals, with a table and two chairs inside.   We positioned the gazebo so that when they arrived at the club, they couldn’t see inside.

The talented Victoria Welton photographer I had booked was on hand to snap the moment Amy-Jane got out of the car and the proposal, then went onto to provide the couple with an evening engagement shoot.

The Big Proposal Moment

I was waiting at the entrance of the club as the jaguar approached the red carpet. The suppliers were out of sight, ensuring it was intimate and we all awaited with abated breath!  Amy-Jane still didn’t know what was happening, and as we walked onto the grassed area, Amy-Jane made comment to Jack how she could hear her favourite tune being played…….

the actual moment Jack got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend

as I asked them to follow me when she saw the beautiful petals in a heart shaped just in front of the romantically decorated marquee structure, the penny was had dropped. She looked quizzically at Jack, who then led her to stand into the middle of the petals then she realised as jack got down on one knee.   We heard her shouts of excitement and we knew she had said yes!

sealed with a kiss
sealed with another kiss!
he put a ring on it
Couple laughing enjoying the surprise

And then on cue, the fireworks then went off, which were individually made for the occasion and lasted for around 5 minutes,with lots of hearts bursting into the air.

bespoke made fireworks start after proposal
5 minutes of fireworks kick off the celebrations especially prepared for the couple
fireworks burst the air with couple kissing
couple watching their fireworks after marriage proposal
Amy-Jane and Jack embrace with their intimate firework show in the background

Amy-Jane said she couldnt believe Jack had gone to all this thought and arrangement, she had no idea he was going to propose while they were on their holiday break.

I introduced them to their professional photographer I had recommended to capture the moment and have an engagement photo shoot.  Hope you can see from the photos how excited they both were.

Amanda-Louise Knight Marriage Proposal Planner presents Amy-Jane with professional bouquet of flowers

After their first glass of bubbly I congratulated the happy couple and presented Amy-Jane with a beautifully large bouquet from her finance.

Amy-Jane holding her bouquet of flowers about to kiss her finance

The happy couple enjoyed some private time out of the cold air in their marquee and enjoyed a bottle of champagne listening to dreamy music setting the hopeless romantic tone.

Amy-Jane admires her surprise engagement ring
intimate moment captured at their table during their engagement photography

Family was telephoned,friends were chatted to on Facebook live links sharing their happy news before they posed for photos on their red carpet before being chauffeured in style back to their log cabin to continue their celebrations.

engaged couple clink glasses to celebrate
Amy-Jane smiles and whispers to Jack
couple share a moment to laugh

If you are ready to get started planning your perfect proposal idea, then contact us today.  If you want to create something like this or something different in the West Country or across the UK, then discover how I can make it personal for you. Click here for some ideas

couple spend time alone lovingly talking about their future plans...

What did they say about using Amanda-Louise Knight Marriage Proposal Planner?

“Thank you so much for last night, we both had an amazing time.  Also thank you for organising such a flawless evening.  Please thank everyone involved” - Jack

“It was our pleasure Jack, may we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together. Thank you for the privilege of being part of your once in a lifetime's moment” – Amanda-Louise Knight

Amanda-Louise Knight Marriage Proposal Planner stands by engaged couple on red carpet before they are whisked away in their chauffeur driven jaguar

Congratulations to the happy couple, warmest wishes Amanda-Louise Knight!

Thanks to Everyone I Had Booked

Proposal Planner : Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings, Proposals & Events

Photography : Victoria Welton Photography

Decor: Tables and More

Location: Morganians Rugby Club

Decor: SG Making Memories

Personal Fireworks: Rocketman

Private Chef: Alfresco Catering Somerset

Chauffeur: Purrfect Wedding Car

Bouquet: Flowers by Anya

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Interested in Your Very Own Customised Marriage Proposal?

Whether you want a minimalist simple intimate proposal or a lavish affair that needs months of preparation, you will want it to be unforgettable and meaningful. Get started with romance expert Amanda-Louise Knight Marriage Proposal Planner to ensure your occasion is creative, organised and stress-free giving you a personal occasion that your partner so deserves! Email Amanda-Louise or telephone to kick off your lifetime of memories to cherish, you will be so pleased you did.

Written by
Amanda-Louise Knight

Amanda-Louise is the creative director of her UK award winning business, Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings Proposals & Events. She provides advice to modern couples who want unforgettable weddings that set the tone about their celebrations and love.

Amanda-Louise is a current celebrant, and has been involved in the events industry for over 30 years. Her love for logistics, she is wedding and marriage proposal planner in the South West of England. A dog lover herself, she is owner of Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Service ensuring furry babies are included or cared for by her team.

She is mentor to other celebrants and venue consultant to her corporate business clients dedicating her time to helping them grow their own businesses.

And it all starts with making a date with Amanda-Louise!

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