Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

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

Yesterday, 18:00

Gittisham Folk Dance Club’s next session in Honiton will be held at the start of next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Honiton mobility charity TRIP is hoping to take delivery of its first of two £50,000 minibuses by the end of the month.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Bouquets were presented to retiring members of Colyton WI committee at the organisation’s recent annual general meeting.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:40
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Exeter 2016. Listen back via the Radio 1 website and watch highlights on Radio 1’s YouTube channel, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Exeter 2016 will be live on Radio 1 on 28th & 29th May. Watch live online, on BBC iPlayer, with highlights on BBC Four and Radio 1’s YouTube channel.

Huge crowds descended on Powderham Castle to see the launch of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend yesterday (Saturday).

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

A Gittisham parish councillor is urging residents to provide their views on affordable housing in the village.

Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Axminster’s chamber of commerce is promoting two initiatives to help brighten up the town this coming summer.

Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016

At their meeting last night (Tuesday, May 24) members of Axminster Photography Group were due to view entries for their upcoming exhibition in The Arts Café, from June 6 to July 3.

Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016
mhw Diary

As part of ‘Small Charity Week 2016’, East Devon Volunteer Support Agency (EDVSA) will be hosting a Big Advice Day, providing a drop-in clinic and telephone advice line, on Tuesday, June 14, for small charities, voluntary and community groups.

Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Reflections at Exmouth Marina. Ref exe 0225-02-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Tourists flock to East Devon to enjoy what it has to offer

Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Colyton Grammar School  student Zack Chandler-Thorn with Mr Singh

Gurdial Singh, from the Bristol Gurdwara, has visited Colyton Grammar School to talk to year seven religious education students, as they have been learning about Sikhism this term.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications