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Real proposals: your special moments revealed

James surprised Kelly with a fairytale proposal in New York at Christmas time

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To celebrate 10 years together, James and I booked a camping trip away in the Peak District. Little did I know that half way through the trip he was going to surprise me with a trip to New York in December to celebrate our anniversary and my 25th birthday! He had booked the flights and hotel, and even spoke to my boss to book the time off work for me! 

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December came and we embarked upon the trip of a lifetime to the Big Apple. We arrived in New York in time for the Christmas lights and Rockefeller tree lighting which was just magical!

On our second day, we’d planned a day sightseeing, taking in Ground Zero, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. We walked across Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn as we wanted to see the Manhattan skyline from this point and take a few photos. 

When we got to Brooklyn we found a spot by the water that overlooked the skyline beautifully with a fantastic view of Brooklyn Bridge and also with the Statue of Liberty in sight. We set up the tripod as it was fairly quiet and started to take some photos of us. 

After controlling the camera myself, James said he wanted to have a go. I stood in the photo waiting for him to set up the shot and he then walked over, grabbed my hands, gave me a beautiful speech and got down on one knee! Little did I know he was filming the entire thing! 

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It was truly amazing and it’s lovely to watch it back on video!