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Bloke Proposes To Girlfriend At His Sister's Wedding

Bloke Proposes To Girlfriend At His Sister's Wedding

Many people like to push the boat out a bit when it comes to proposing marriage, finding all kinds of new ways to make their efforts stick out from the rest.

But one bloke decided to break tradition in a particularly unexpected way, having popped the question at his sister's wedding.

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Kieran Roberts, 24, got down on one knee after his sister Jessica wed her fiancé Dan Hughes earlier this month.

In video footage of the big moment, you can see the 26-year-old bride about to throw her bouquet - only for her to turn around and hand it straight to her brother's partner, Nikki Tabberer.

Jessica then guides the 30-year-old over to Kieran, who holds out a ring to her.

Thankfully, the bride wasn't peeved in the slightest about her limelight being stolen - in fact, she even helped plan the whole thing, having apparently suggested her brother use her big day to pop the question.

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Jessica, from Birmingham, West Midlands, said: "As a family we're really close, so it was lovely how that could be part of the wedding.

Newlyweds Jessica and Dan. Credit: Caters
Newlyweds Jessica and Dan. Credit: Caters

"Weddings are meant to be about family. Some people have said it's a bride's day and they would go mad if it happened to them, but I didn't feel like that at all.

"I was like, 'No it's my day and I decide what happens.'

"It was so cute and was a great way to end the day as we had two things to celebrate.

"I felt so proud of Kieran. For him to do it in such a romantic way was a massive deal.

"We're really close and I loved the fact he asked me to help. It was perfect."

The secondary school teacher explained how carer Nikki and forestry worker Kieran had sadly suffered a miscarriage last June when Nikki was 12 weeks pregnant.

It was after this heartbreak that Kieran announced his plans to his sister.

Nikki and Keiron. Credit: Caters
Nikki and Keiron. Credit: Caters

Mum-of-one Jessica said: "He turned to me and said, 'I'm going to marry this girl.'

"I thought, 'Oh my God that's so cute.' I said he could do it at my wedding. I thought it would be so romantic.

"Over Christmas I was going shopping with Nikki and we were trying on rings so I could get her size. She didn't have a clue.

"On the day Kieran was absolutely bricking it. He kept coming up to me and saying, 'When is it happening?' - even though I'd explained we'd do it after I cut the cake and when I was going to throw the bouquet.

"My family knew what was going to happen. We'd told the hotel staff and the wedding photographer - we'd known about it for months.

"I thought Nikki would clock on, especially when I handed her the bouquet, but she didn't. I had to turn her around and I could see Kieran out of the corner of my eye so had to push her towards him.

"She saw him then realised what was happening. It was a lovely reaction.

"She hardly ever cries so for her to get emotional - that's saying something."

Nikki with Jessica and Kieron's mum Debbie. Credit: Caters
Nikki with Jessica and Kieron's mum Debbie. Credit: Caters

Nikki - who is expecting a baby boy with Kieran at the end of June - said: "When Jess walked towards me and handed me the flowers I was puzzled and then I thought, 'Well, you give the flowers to the next one getting married.'

"Then I saw Kieran and thought, 'Oh my God.'

"I felt really emotional. I was trying to say yes but the words weren't coming out. I was so shocked. I was speechless.

"It felt really special to have it on that day. I spoke to Jess about it afterwards and she said it had been planned for ages and she wouldn't have had it any other way.

"She said, 'That's my brother and you're carrying my nephew.'"

Keiron and bride-to-be Nikki. Credit: Caters
Keiron and bride-to-be Nikki. Credit: Caters
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Mum-of-one Nikki said she had absolutely no idea Kieran was planning to propose when she went shopping for jewellery with his sister.

She added: "Now and then I'd say to Kieran, 'You have to ask me eventually,' and he kept joking that he would when I was 40 and he'd probably propose on the sofa.

"I'd never have expected him to do it that way. He's not your typical romantic. It's something I'll always remember."

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: News, uk news, Relationships, Wedding, proposal

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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