One penguin lover got more than he bargained for when his girlfriend proposed during a penguin feeding experience.
Most people would expect to come away with nothing more than a smile (and possibly a faint smell of fish), but for Chelsea Bennett and Scott Seddon, both 27, the afternoon turned out to be one to remember.
“Scott is obsessed with penguins. Every time we pass a shop selling anything penguin-related we have to go in, he even has a penguin tattoo. So, when I heard about the penguin feeding experience at Folly Farm I knew I had to take him.”
“I was so nervous on the day I was shaking. Scott was having the time of his life feeding the penguins, he didn’t notice at first when I got down on one knee. It took him a second to realise what was happening. When he did, he said yes! I can’t put into words how perfect it was.”
Scott was meant to do the experience alone, but when they got onto Penguin Coast beach the keepers told him the booking had been made for two people by mistake and invited Chelsea to join in. Sneaky eh?!
“The experience was amazing, it’s the closest I’ve ever been to real penguins, I didn’t think I could be any happier until Chelsea proposed. When she got down on one knee, the first thing that went through my head was ‘I can’t believe you beat me to it!’. Naturally, I said yes right away”
We were delighted to be able to assist Chelsea with her big surprise for Scott. PR Officer, Emma Owen, who was in contact with Chelsea on the run up to the event, said:
“When Chelsea first contacted us with the idea we knew we wanted to help in whatever way we could. There was such a lovely atmosphere on the day in the run up to the ‘big question’. It was difficult not to give anything away when we met Scott as we obviously knew what was about to happen!”
The lucky couple are getting married at home in Cardigan in November ’18 and we wish them all the very best for the future.