Most women hope that when their man gets down on one knee that it will be a magical occasion, and one man went all out to ensure his girlfriend’s wishes came true with an actual magic proposal.
Romantic Gavin enlisted the help of magician Luca Gallone when it came to proposing to his partner Steph, with the magician approaching the couple as they were out shopping.
Luca asked Gavin and Steph to write down their names on a playing card before folding it up into a tiny square. (so far, so magic trick cliche.)
After that is when the magic happened though; when Steph unfolded the card it revealed a secret message, reading “will you marry me?”
Gavin proceeded to get down on bended knee with a glittering Beaverbrooks ring, while the delighted crowds burst into a round of applause.
“I’ve always been one for romantic gestures so wanted to make sure the proposal was something really different and memorable,” explains Gavin.
“The run up to the event was incredibly nerve-wracking. We had arranged to be in a certain place at a set time so the magician could approach us and perform some tricks. I don’t think Stephanie suspected a thing, so it was amazing seeing her face when she unfolded the playing card and saw the message inside."
“I’ve always loved magic tricks so didn’t really think too much when we were approached by the magician,” says Stephanie. “It wasn’t until the card was unfolded that I started to realise Gavin was actually in on the trick too.”
“I really didn’t expect it at all – it was such an amazing surprise and a truly magical moment we won’t be forgetting any time soon!
Your guess as to how the magician transferred the secret message onto the playing card is as good as ours, and whether magic is real or not, we’re super happy to see that romance is still alive and kicking!