Nigel and Belle had a picturesque proposal overlooking a stunning lookout in Apollo Bay. As the sun rose that morning, Nigel got one one knee and asked his forever love, Belle, to marry him. We are so overjoyed to share their sweet proposal story!
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We went for a road trip, camping down the Great Ocean Road, and through the Grampians. I had planned to ask Belle at some stage during the trip but didn't have a place locked in yet as there are so many iconic spots along that stretch of coast.
We got absolutely drenched on our first night in Port Campbell, which meant we had to get a hotel room for our second night. Luckily we managed to grab a last minute room in Apollo Bay and we set off for a couple of lookouts before sunset. At one of the lookouts, I thought that was it, this would be the spot I was going to propose, but Belle was cold and hungry (plus the sunset wasn't great) and she suggested we come back in the morning to watch the sunrise over the ocean. I was more than happy with that plan, and we came back before sunrise the next morning.
I really wanted to film the proposal, so I began setting up the GoPro, pretending to take a few photos of Belle out in front of the sunrise. We had the place to ourselves and once I was all set up and ready to film, I got Belle back in position and was about to drop the knee before a bunch of tourists came up, just as the sun poked its head up! The tourists did their thing for about 15 mins (felt like 3 hours) and then took off back down the hill, leaving us alone once again and finally with the perfect chance to ask Belle to marry me.
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We wish Nigel and Belle a lifetime of love and happiness, and can't wait to see what their futures hold together!
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