Guy Proposes To His Girlfriend In Greggs On Valentine’s Day

You may have heard about Greggs' pretty ingenious Valentine's Day stunt, which saw selected stores serving up a special - and affordable - four-course set menu for one day only. It was a rare opportunity that many jumped on immediately, with reservations snapped up within 20 minutes of the offer going live on OpenTable.

One of those lucky few was graphic designer Joe Callingham, who decided to capitalise on the romantic setting at their Stockwell Greggs store by proposing to his girlfriend, Pineapple Featonboy (erm, more on that later) - and thankfully the whole thing was filmed so us nosy folk could witness the moment unfold:

Apparently they'd met at the very same shop last November, and when Joe heard about the Valentine's Day dinner, he jumped at the chance to bring their relationship full circle by asking her to marry him.

They dined on four courses made entirely of Greggs products given a Valentine's twist, with the main being the Greggs pasty of their choosing with potatoes and salad.

But it was when dessert came out that things got particularly exciting, with Pineapple's pud coming complete with a marriage proposal iced on the plate, and Joe hopping down onto one knee to present her with a ring.

She said yes, and it was then that they were whisked off in a Rolls Royce Phantom by Greggs to say congrats.

Credit: Greggs
Credit: Greggs

Joe said: "When I saw Greggs were holding a Valentine's evening at the same shop where we first met there was no question that I had to book a table and propose.

"I got in touch with Greggs and they helped make everything happen, from icing the dessert plate to playing our favourite song when it came out. It was just perfect."

A spokesperson for Greggs said: "It's not every day we get a proposal in one our shops, so when Joe got in touch to tell us their story and what he was planning, we were delighted to play our part by helping him set up the big question and making sure they had a romantic evening."

Credit: Greggs
Credit: Greggs

The couple, who are from Hemel Hempstead, first met when Joe recognised Pineapple from his home town. He got her number but not her name - which, by the way, was formerly Chelsea - so saved her as 'Pineapple Girl' in his phone as she'd been buying pineapple chunks at the time.

Fast forward three months later and she'd legally changed her name to Pineapple... And you thought a couple getting engaged in their local Greggs would be the most surprising element to this story.

Who said romance was dead, eh?

Featured Image Credit: Greggs

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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