A Welsh rugby fan decided to put his relationship on the rocks--in one way, at least--by proposing to his girlfriend with an engraved stone at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in Wales, BBC News reports.
Mark Roberts purchased the stone--part of Millenium Stadium's Legend's Walk--more than a year ago in preparation for the proposal and had it engraved with the words "Marry me Abbie Love Mark." Girlfriend Abbie Cockerill said yes, Roberts told the BBC.
"For the briefest of moments I wondered if I'd done the right thing and pushed it a bit far with the rugby theme," said Roberts, "but when she started smiling I knew I was in the clear" (before the two met, Cockerill hadn't seen a single rugby match, but they are both now season ticket holders for the Cardiff Blues, the Cardiff, Wales' home team).
This was actually Roberts' second attempt at a proposal--on June 2, he was foiled when workers wouldn't allow him access to the area where the new granite stones were being placed. According to Wales Online, Roberts and Cockerill eventually made it back to the stadium, where the second time proved to be a charm.
"I told her [the stone] was for her birthday. She wasn't expecting the proposal at all and just expected it to say 'happy birthday,'" Roberts said. Cockerill turns 20 this Friday.
Both Roberts and Cockerill are students at Cardiff University and they plan to marry in a few years.
Roberts' proposal was lucky to have a happy ending, but another stadium proposer wasn't so lucky earlier this year. A man proposed to his girlfriend, and the jumbotron caught it just in time for her to reject him.
Click through the slideshow below to see more adorable proposals!
The Movie Trailer
<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388501/YouTube-Greatest-Marriage-Proposal-EVER---Matt-Still-surprises-Ginny-Joiner.html" target="_hplink">Matt Still</a> proposed to his girlfriend Ginny Joiner in this movie trailer--in front of an audience of more than 100 cinema-goers. Matt's elaborate proposal was <a href="http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/05/30/exp.nr.movie.trailer.proposal.cnn" target="_hplink">even covered on CNN</a>. The video, posted in May 2011, has been watched 19 million times to date.
Falling For The Right Girl
Brooke and Josh got engaged on a rooftop, but not before Josh tripped and plummeted four stories! This death-defying proposal was posted in July 2011. More than 5.6 million people have watched it.
A Childhood Dream
It's unclear whether this Disneyland "Fairy Tale" proposal is <a href="http://jezebel.com/5304650/disneyland-musical-marriage-proposal-magical--romantic-or-lamest-scam-ever" target="_hplink">genuine or just a PR stunt</a>. Regardless, nearly 4.2 million people have watched the video since it was posted in June 2009.
This guy proposed to his girlfriend, Claudette, with a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/08/man-goes-all-out-in-madis_n_604543.html" target="_hplink">fully-choreographed flash mob</a> in the middle of New York's Madison Square Park. Apparently people love a choreographed public display of affection--3 million people have watched this video since it was posted in May of 2010.
An International Affair
Charles proposed to his girlfriend Ali on a trip to Spain in October 2009. To date, nearly 2.7 million people have shared in their happy moment.
Live TV Fail
This proposal didn't go quite as well as planned. The awkwardness begins at 1:20--try not to cringe. The unfortunate October 2008 video has been viewed 2.4 million times to date.
Reality TV Prank
This surprise proposal didn't start out very well--Nikki is convinced that her boyfriend Justin is cheating on her. Thankfully, the proposal was <a href="http://blog.weddzilla.com/topics/getting-engaged/get-mobbed-on-fox/" target="_hplink">part of the Fox reality TV show "Mobbed"</a>. More than 1.5 million people have watched this clip since it was posted in June 2011 (the show <a href="http://www.fox.com/mobbed/" target="_hplink">returns to Fox Nov. 23</a>).
'I Love You, I Really Do'
The bride-to-be isn't featured in this video from May 2008--but she <em>did</em> say yes. More than 1.1 million people have watched this proposal.
Ruined By A Reporter
In this video from January 2007, a Fox News reporter spoils Boise State footballer <a href="http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/16434314/" target="_hplink">Ian Johnson's surprise proposal</a> to his girlfriend. But not to worry, the head cheerleader does say yes. More than 1.1 million people have watched it happen.
Ouch. This guy got rejected at a baseball game. He really feels the sting at 0:16. Since August 2009, more than 1.1 million people have shared his pain.