Shane Brinkley, a 25-year-old man from the UK, is one clever cookie. After his 22-year old-girlfriend Lauren French gave birth to their first child together, Brinkley decided to make the moment twice as special—with a creative proposal. Brinkley dressed little baby Nevaeh in an adorable onesie reading, “Mummy, will you marry my daddy?” and handed her to French just after she’d given birth. French was so shocked and happy she started sobbing. Needless to say, the whole thing was really effing cute—and Brinkley captured it all in a video that’s now going viral.
“I wanted to make the proposal different,” Brinkley told the Peterborough Telegraph. “I’d been planning it for eight months. It was really difficult to keep secret—only Lauren’s mum and my best mate knew I was going to do it.” And all the time Brinkley put toward preparation clearly paid off. The video of his proposal is incredibly sweet, and it captures two major moments in the couple’s life together.
Since then, the couple has focused on settling in with their new daughter—who they say is adjusting to life marvelously. “Nevaeh is settling down brilliantly to her new surroundings, she has made my family complete,” French said. “We haven’t yet had a chance to plan for the wedding, but would like it to be in 2018.” The new mom joked that they’ll be working on finalizing the details of their wedding in between naps.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Watch the full video of the proposal below.