This wonderful CCTV footage has captured the workplace proposal of a nervous service station assistant on the exact spot where he fell in love with one of his customers.
Sewell On The Go sales assistant Craig Godfrey got down on one knee and asked for Laura Orr’s hand in marriage after first meeting her 16 months ago when she came into the service station to buy a cup of coffee.
Craig, who has worked there for more than five years and is studying to become a PE teacher, secretly bough an engagement ring on the same day while the couple were enjoying a day out in York.
The 29-year-old said he managed to sneak into a jewelery shop after telling Laura he needed to find a cash point and pick out the perfect ring which he hid it in his jacket pocket as they made their way back to Hull.
Stopping on the way home at the Sewell On The Go store in Hull, East Yorks., Craig got down on one knee as she poured herself a hot chocolate – at the exact location where they first met.
“It was definitely love at first sight.
“I remember the day Laura came into the store on her way to work in July last year.
“We chatted at first, then became friends on Facebook and through text, and here we are now.
“For the proposal I was really nervous because even though I had planned to propose to her in the store where we first met, but I bought the ring on the spur of the moment really.
“The first thing she said was ‘really?’ She was so shocked and a bit shaky. But she said yes and I’m delighted.
“Once I’d asked her, it was like a weight had been lifted. I wanted to ask her in the place where we first met.
“I’m delighted and I know she is the one.”
Laura said she was completely surprised by the proposal.
The 33-year-old home carer said: “I didn’t see it coming at all, but it’s brilliant and so romantic. How many people can say they have their proposal on CCTV?
“I still can’t believe it has happened. I’m over the moon and it’s time to start planning.
“I still can’t believe it has happened. I was in the next shop when he bought the ring in York. I was waiting for him to find a cash machine.
“It was a complete surprise.
“You can see how nervous he was in the video. I just turned around and I couldn’t believe it.
“We are so happy.
“It wasn’t a cliché and it was personal to us because it’s where we first met.
“I didn’t know he had it in him. I’d like to get a venue booked and then it will be all systems go. We are so happy.”
The couple are now planning their special day in July 2019.
The couple, who have three children between them, live in east Hull and plan to spend 2018 saving to enjoy their special day the following year.
Store Manager Sue Abbott said she was delighted for Craig and Laura and wished them a lifetime of happiness as they plan their future together.
She said: “I think it’s fantastic. When you look back at the CCTV, you can see how nervous Craig was. We’ve never had anything like this happen in the store. We are really happy for them.”