Engaging surprise for couple

Buying your first new home is one of life’s memorable experiences, but for a Sherburn-in-Elmet couple this was made even more special - with a surprise proposal.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 2:10 pm

Oliver Brown wasted no time in unlocking the next chapter of this life with fiancée, Brooke Hampson, by proposing on their first night in their new Charles Church home.

“It came as a complete shock,” said Brooke.

“We have spoken about getting engaged but with all the associated expenses of buying a house I thought we would wait a while. It was a wonderful surprise.”

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Covid nurse Brooke and lorry driver Oliver have been working long and stressful hours over the past months but were delighted to get their keys to first home at the Charles Church Prince Regents Court development, which coincided with their third anniversary as a couple.

Brooke said: “As it was our anniversary and we had the keys to our new Fenchurch home, we decided to celebrate the event with a curry and bottle of Moet.

“Oliver said he had a surprise for me in the garage, I actually thought it was a puppy.

“I was busy looking out the window when he called my name. I turned around and there he was on one knee with a ring.”

Oliver choose to capture the event on camera and even propped his phone on their Charles Church welcome box to make sure he got the memorable footage.

Brooke added: “The last few months have flown by. We fell in love with the Charles Church Fenchurch house type a year ago and even travelled to Hull to view a show home.

“Neither of us are originally from Sherburn but we are really enjoying our new home and community.”

The couple are not planning on an immediate wedding but instead to intend to make their mark on their new home first.

“Our dining furniture has already arrived, and we are organising some walk-in wardrobes.

“But we really want to focus on our outdoor living space. We have many garden ideas including a seated decked area and hot tub,” concluded Brooke.

Tim Nixon, sales director at Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to welcome Oliver and Brooke to the Charles Church family and wish them a happy and healthy life together.”

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