NICHOLA Faddes can vouch that love is definitely in the air this February after finding a diamond engagement ring in her glass of champagne during a luxury spa day!
Nicola Faddes and Alan Shaw of Crewe went for a spa day at the Club and Spa at Hoole Hall under the guise of a treat for Nicola's pending 30th birthday. After a day of pampering in the luxury couple's suite Alan finally plucked up the courage to pop the question.
"It took some planning to make the day happen. I made sure that I got Nichola's fathers permission before I did anything!
"We have five beautiful children between us so a babysitter was top on the list of things to arrange before the day.
"I spent some time looking at venues in the area and some friends suggested the new spa that had opened at Doubletree by Hilton Chester, I got in touch with Stephanie the spa manager and she helped me organise every detail."
Following a couples massage they retired to the spa bath in the rose filled couple's suite, to nibble chocolates and sip champagne, when Nichola spotted something sparkling in the bottom of her glass.
"I couldn't believe it! I spotted the ring shining away then looked up to see Alan on one knee in the tub!
"After I said 'yes' Alan opened the door to the spa staff to tell them. Everyone was waiting outside and they all cheered and congratulated us, it was a magical day and the perfect proposal.
"The couple's suite was out of this world overlooking the Victorian walled garden and Cheshire countryside, very romantic."
The happy couple are now busy planning a wedding in Mexico for 2011 and are hoping that the whole family will be able to make it out there for their big day.
"It was the dream proposal for the woman of my dreams, Nichola. The wedding has a lot to live up to after this."
Both The Club and Spa at Hoole Hall and the Doubletree by Hilton Chester are operated by Sanguine Hospitality Ltd and are located on Warrington Road, Chester CH2 3PD, seconds away from junction 12 of the M53.
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