‘Will you… Get out of the way!’ Moment a romantic proposal, which took three months to plan, is ruined by a speeding cyclist
- Blake Martin, 25, had planned the perfect romantic proposal in a Kentucky park
- Just as he got down on one knee, an oblivious cyclist photobombed the picture
- Shannon Keene, 24 said it was a reminder not to take things too seriously
A man was horrified after an oblivious cyclist interrupted his carefully-planned proposal photo shoot, just as he had got down on one knee.
At the precise moment when Blake Martin, 25, asked the all important question an orange blur whizzed between him and his girlfriend Shannon Keene, 24 on November 9.
The couple were stunned as the moment-wrecking cyclist apologized quickly before continuing across the wooden bridge in Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky.
Blake Martin, 25, spent three months planning the moment he would propose to Shannon Keene, 24
But at the precise moment Blake got down on one knee a cyclist whizzed past, shouted ‘Sorry’ then continued on his way
Blake had spent three months planning the romantic moment he would pop the question to Shannon.
He had picked the most scenic spot he could find in Cherokee Park and roped in a friend to capture the proposal on camera.
Photographer Christine Calacsan, who was in on Blake’s plans from the beginning, captured the funny moment on camera.
Shannon said: ‘One of my law school friends has taken photos of us in the past and Blake reached out to her and asked her if she could send me a message, pretending she wanted to test out her new lens.
The couple, who live in Louisville, Kentucky said the amusing moment made it even more memorable
Shannon described the moment as a ‘good reminder that you shouldn’t take things too seriously’
Blake, a chemical engineering PHD student from Louisville, said: ‘I had been planning this proposal for about three months.
‘I was extremely nervous. It all happened so fast. I got down on one knee and this orange blur just zipped by and screamed ‘Sorry’. It was nuts.’
Law student Shannon added: ‘I thought we were just going to pose for fun.
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‘We were on this little bridge when Blake asked me to look out over the creek for a photo which I thought was dumb.
‘I did not know why he wanted me to pose on my own during a couple’s photo shoot. When I turned around he was on one knee.
‘I was so shocked. He started saying: ‘I love you so much, I want to spend my life with you. Will you marry me?’
Dispite the interruption Shannon accepted Blake’s proposal and said it even made the moment more special because it was so unique
‘It was at this exact moment this man flies by on a bike so fast I hardly even registered it.’
Despite the disruption Shannon, who has dated Blake for four years, accepted her boyfriend’s proposal.
The couple, who live in Louisville, said the amusing moment made it even more memorable.
Shannon said: ‘It wasn’t until after we hugged that Christine said: ‘You won’t believe the photo I got’.
Blake added: ‘Afterwards I was like “What in the world was this guy thinking?”‘ but that the couple laughed after seeing the photo
‘When we saw it we both cracked up. It was a good reminder that you shouldn’t take things too seriously.
Blake added: ‘Afterwards I was like “What in the world was this guy thinking?” When we saw the photo we just laughed.
‘It made the proposal so much more special because it was unique.’
The happy couple, who met while studying in Centre College, Kentucky, plan to wed in 2020.
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