Congratulations to college sweethearts Natalie McRae and Mark Gibson who recently got engaged at Winstanley College after a show stopping proposal in the very spot where they first met eleven years ago.
Although the day began like any other for Natalie as she set off to work at Edge Hill University; Friday 8th June 2018 turned out to be one that she will never forget. With a little help from friends and family, Mark had organised a romantic treasure hunt with a series of clues carefully placed at various sites close to the couples’ hearts, ultimately leading to the courtyard at Winstanley College. Along the way, Natalie’s stops included: the cinema where they had their first date, a local pub and their family homes, to name but a few.
Upon arriving at Winstanley College, Natalie was escorted to the courtyard where Mark was waiting for her displaying some rather impressive juggling skills. With Radiohead’s Daydreaming playing in the background, he got down on one knee, ‘popped the question’ and the rest is history!
Once the formalities were taken care of, the delighted couple stayed around for some photos and a celebratory glass of bubbly before heading off for a meal. The night was then rounded off with a surprise party in Ormskirk.
On behalf of everyone at Winstanley College, we would like to take this opportunity to wish Natalie and Mark the very best of luck for the future.