Laura Curtis from Gillingham, Dorset used this year's Yeovil Show as the venue for popping the question to her long term partner Peter Davies.

The ceremony took place in the Rose Tower, an ornamental folly that is one of four marking the boundaries of Barwick Park.

Laura and Peter have been together for ten years and have two children, Madison and Savanna, aged 13 and 9.

Peter had no idea what Laura was planning but, having got over the initial shock, was delighted to accept Laura’s hand in marriage.

At the ceremony, Laura’s oldest daughter Madison asked for Peter to formally adopt her which he also gratefully accepted.

The couple have been through a number of difficult events in recent years, including a botched operation which has left Laura needing to use crutches. All of these have conspired to get in the way of any marriage plans.

However, when Laura read on social media that the Yeovil Show were looking for someone to make use of the Rose Tower for a marriage proposal, she saw it as a perfect opportunity.

She said: "It looked really lovely – the organisers had made a real effort to make it look really special for the occasion and it was very romantic. We were all in tears at the end of it."

Sam Mackenzie Green, Yeovil Show Event Director is delighted to have played host to such a special event. "The Rose Tower is a folly that has never served any particular purpose, other than to look very beautiful. We really wanted to put it to good use at Yeovil this year and we may even look at applying for a wedding licence for it in the future."


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