Stephen Kelly and Danielle Manton: Poole couple get engaged at Thorpe Park

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Proposal: Stephen Kelly and Danielle Manton seal their engagement at Thorpe Park with a kiss (Picture: Caters)

A couple who visited a theme park for their first date nine years ago have got engaged next to their favourite ride.

Stephen Kelly shocked Danielle Manton by proposing in front of family and friends at the foot of the roller coaster.

The pair, both 25, met at school and had gone to Thorpe Park, Surrey, for their first date on Ms Manton’s birthday.

First date: The couple at the start of their romance Picture: Caters)
First date: The couple at the start of their romance (Picture: Caters)

‘I thought about proposing to her at the theatre,’ said Mr Kelly, who went down on one knee next to the Nemesis Inferno ride.

‘But Thorpe Park is such a special place for us that it felt right to do it there and then.’

The couple, who live in Poole, Dorset, with their two daughters, are planning to hold their wedding reception at the theme.

15 May 2014 | 8:07 pm – Source:

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