IT was a day to remember for two kite fliers after a surpise marriage proposal at last weekend’s Portsmouth Kite Festival.
Adam Gardiner popped the question to girlfriend Courtney Hayler in front of hundreds of watching visitors after the pair had enjoyed a romantic day out at the Southsea festival.
Adam, from Havant, contacted the organisers beforehand about his plans and was given a large heart-shaped kite to help make the day extra special.
Adam said: ‘I really like kites and I had been to the festival a couple of times.
‘I was very scared beforehand. I told Courtney we were going to fly our own kites, and she had no clue at all.
‘We were flying them and I just got down on my knee. She started crying and said yes quietly.’
I was very scared beforehand. I told Courtney we were going to fly our own kites, and she had no clue at all.Adam Gardiner
The pair, who have been dating for a year, thanked the organisers for helping to make their day a success.
Adam added: ‘I was quite nervous but everyone there managed to calm me down.
‘They made the day very special.’