Today for the first time ever at Wembley Stadium, one brave England fan upheld the leap year tradition of asking for her man’s hand in marriage.
Kate Nash created her own special moment of magic on the Wembley pitch when she surprised her childhood sweetheart for his 30th Birthday with a special trip from their home in Stoke on Trent to Wembley to see England take on Holland. The visit included an access all areas tour before kick off during which Kate led her man out on to the Wembley pitch to propose.
Kate said: “I had been thinking about proposing to my boyfriend for a while and, as luck would have it, this year is a leap year and there was an England match on 29 February the day when women can traditionally propose to men. As my boyfriend is a huge England fan and Wembley is such a legendary venue, I decided that there was no better time or place to do it!
"I got in touch with Wembley and they have been brilliant in helping me organise this momentous occasion in my life – I can’t thank them enough!"
Kate proposed to Jon by presenting him with a Wembley Way stone that was engraved with her proposal of marriage. After saying yes, the couple then took their seats at Wembley to enjoy the match between England and Holland. At half time the crowd got to share in their special moment when a video of the happy couple’s proposal was played out over the big screens.
Their marriage proposal stone will now be installed in the ground outside the stadium on Wembley Way alongside the stones of thousands of other football fans and legends including members of England’s 1966 World Cup winning team and current squad members Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard.
Roger Maslin, Managing Director of Wembley Stadium said: “When we received the call from Kate we were more than happy to help. We value all our fans and are delighted to be able to make Kate and Jon’s dream come true and help them become part of Wembley’s history forever.
Posted on 29/02/2012