Here we were enjoying our tasting menu at DEANES Restaurant in Belfast. While soaking in the ambiance, a young couple was seated at the table next to us. We had already made the decision to add a cheese course to our menu after glancing two tables over as a gentleman made his selections for his cheese course. Who knew what we were about to witness one table over!
I noticed that this couple had been served two courses because of course I wanted to see what else came out of the kitchen! Out of the corner of my eye I saw the young man get up and thought he was going to the restroom. All of the sudden Vic is nodding his head in their direction and nodding ‘yes’ at the same time. I glanced over and Thomas was on his knees in front of Leah’s chair asking her to marry him. She was gasping and in shock, obviously not expecting a proposal.
By the time I gathered my wits about me, I grabbed my camera out of my purse. Now cut to Mr. Toughguy … he is holding back the tears and his face is red. Yes, Vic is a big teddybear and was trying hard not to be emotional.
Thomas was about to get off up after placing a ring on Leah’s finger. I told him to hold it, I needed to get a picture! Phoey I should have checked the photo… he really was on his knee! There was a round of applause from a few staff and diners.
At little more on the happy couple. Leah Hawksford and Thomas Heavyside are from Liverpool England! Kudos to Thomas for wisking Leah away to Belfast and totally surprising her with I might add was a fabulous ring that Leah kept looking at, as it sparkled in the lights only to be dimmed by the sparkle in Thomas eyes as he watched Leah with pure joy.
Lean and Thomas …May your life together sparkle a little more everyday.
I saw this in a store in Belfast and felt it appropriate to share in honor of you both…
Irish Wedding BlessingMay your mornings bring joy And your evenings bring peace. May your troubles grow few As your blessings increase. May the saddest day of your future, Be no worse than the happiest day of your past. May your hands be forever clasped in friendship And your hearts joined forever in love. Your lives are very special, ‘ God has touched you in many ways. May his blessings rest upon you And fill all your coming days.