Pebble proposal couple to wed

08:55 15 January 2014

Newly engaged couple Owen Clarke and Henny Graves-Morris. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mha 0466-02-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Newly engaged couple Owen Clarke and Henny Graves-Morris. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mha 0466-02-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Hen says ‘yes’ to Owen’s marriage plea written in stones on the seafront at Seaton

The mystery couple behind the seafront pebble proposal at Seaton have stepped forward and declared: “We’re getting married!”

Carpenter Owen Clarke, 29, left the message ‘Hen will u marry me’ written in stones along the promenade for his partner to spot when they walked along the beach on Christmas Day.

“The pebble proposal was something I had thought of, but I did have some other ideas of how I would ask on the beach,” he said. “However, they wouldn’t have been feasible because the weather was horrendous.”

For sales executive Henrietta ‘Henny’ Graves-Morris, 24, the romantic shingle message was the dream proposal – once she spotted it.

“I actually missed it first time,” she said. “We were walking our puppy and suddenly Owen stopped by the message but I kept walking.”

It was only when Henny turned around to see Owen on one knee holding up a sparkling engagement ring that she realised what was happening.

“He looked at the message and asked me to read it out,” she said. “It was very romantic. We are hoping to tie the knot next year but we haven’t got a set date yet.”

Owen added: “I was a little nervous at the time, but I was also excited because it was a big moment. It capped off the perfect Christmas.”

* The couple, who live in Seaton, were identified following an appeal in last week’s Midweek Herald asking “Who was the Christmas shingle belle”.

0 comments

Other News Stories

41 minutes ago
The President of Devon Petanque Region, John Thatcher, and Honiton mayor, Peter Halse, cut the ribbon to Honiton's new Petanque Club and court. Ref mhh 1130-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The petanque terrain at the Mountbatten Sports and Social Club was opened on Thursday, March 19.

Read more
11:13
rugby generic picture

As the Lacemen’s Colts licked their wounds from their recent defeat by a strong Barum outfit, they travelled to Okehampton for a must-win game and produced the goods in a 25-15 result, writes Paz Parratt

Read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Rugby

Honiton second XV were confident and commanding across the pitch as they won a derby meeting with Sidmouth 41-10, writes Tom Churchward.

Read more
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Britain's 10 Most Wanted.

National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers launch appeal to capture 10 wanted men believed to be hiding in Spain.

Read more
Monday, March 16, 2015
Convivium

For many music lovers, a performance of Handel’s Messiah is as much a part of Easter as chocolate eggs, fluffy chicks and nodding daffodils.

Read more
Monday, March 16, 2015
Sidford Badminton Club

Sidford Social Hall plays host to a badminton club that is seeing numbers drop and is now in need of some fresh new faces.

Read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Exmouth tennis starlet Josie Culliford

Exmouth tennis starlet Josie Culliford enjoyed success at a recent competition in Cheddar, writes Stephen Birley.

Read more
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Football generic picture

With both Millwey Rise teams struggling to fulfil their numbers through injury and late withdrawals the ensuing results were better than what perhaps was expected, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Super-fit Charlotte Venn - fundraising skydiver and marathon runner

Charlotte, who ran the Barcelona marathon in 2004, is hoping to raise £1,000 in sponsorship by taking part.

Read more
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Jack Britten, Devon Roe-Lavery, coach Helen Reddy, Catie Lee and Valentine Tutcher.

The acrobatic gymnastics season is well and truly under way for Honiton Gymnastics Club men’s pair Devon Roe-Lavery and Jack Britten.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 0°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder