Looks like proposals are getting to be just as important as the wedding. Pity the poor soul trying to decide it they should pop the question over a romantic candlelit dinner, write it in the sand on a beautiful beach, pen a verse or just go down on bended knee. Seems these days everyone is looking to find a new way to ask, “Will you marry me?
The finish line of a triathlon is one of the more unusual proposals we have come across. Yes, this is exactly where David Marshall chose to propose to Jessica Mitchell-Wright. Of course, this was no ordinary triathlon, in fact, it was the triathlon that takes place on the most romantic island in the Caribbean, Saint Lucia.
There must be something in the air at the Tri St Lucia event as the last two years have seen two proposals.
The first, David to Jessica, took place on the finish line then last year Ian Smith chose to propose to Cecily Lewis over a romantic dinner at the boutique hotel, Cap Maison
David had visited St Lucia the year before to take part in the triathlon and this inspired the proposal. He said: “I thought it was one of the most beautiful places I had ever been to. I wanted to make the proposal special and something Jessica would never forget so I thought where better than St Lucia.”
As he was welcomed across the finish line by cheering spectators and Jessica, David got down on bended knee and asked Jessica for her hand in marriage. He had brought the ring with him from the UK – hiding it in his shoe so Jessica would not find it. He even arranged for Jessica to receive a bouquet of flowers to mark the engagement.
If these stories have inspired you why not enter a prize draw to win a special romantic package at this year’s Tri St Lucia.
The full prize package includes free entry to the triathlon for one or both partners, a private dinner on the beach at The Landings, a couple’s massage at the Landings’ Soleil Spa and a sunset boat cruise.
Entries for the prize draw should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April.
The St Lucia International Triathlon takes place on 19 November with the course including swimming in the crystal clear waters of Rodney Bay, cycling through the hilly countryside in the north of the island and running to local landmark, Pigeon Island. Three different distances are available to suit all abilities from beginner to expert. The event is supported by three past Olympians: Daley Thompson and Steve Cram from Britain and Jamie Peterkin from St Lucia who will host a series of master classes in the week leading up to the event.
For further information visit: tristlucia.com