How Romantic: Man Proposes To Girlfriend Via Removal Van (PHOTOS)

How Romantic: Man Proposes To Girlfriend Via Removal Van (PHOTOS)

By Daily Magic on August 3, 2014
Man proposes to girlfriend... via a removal van
Grand gesture: James Smallwood in his dad’s removal van (Photo Credit: SWNS)

These days popping down on one knee in a restaurant just isn’t enough.

If your proposal isn’t via an elaborately staged flash mob, a Disney-themed mural or a kitten, you’re doing it wrong.

So when 29-year-old James Smallwood decided he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, he knew he needed a grand gesture.

With his dad running his own removal firm, the solution seemed obvious: a large banner on the side of a removal van.

(Picture: SWNS)
‘Gobsmacked’: Tanya was overwhelmed by the proposal (Photo Credit: SWNS)

He told the Sunderland Echo: ‘I had lots of ideas and this was just something that popped into my head.

‘I thought it would be nice to get my dad’s business involved to make it a family thing that we could look back on in years to come.’

Pictured is James Smallwood, 29, with girlfriend Tanya Robson, 28. The earth literally moved for this bride-to-be after her boyfriend proposed - with a giant painting on the side of a REMOVALS van.  See SWNS Story SWMOVE. Romantic James met girlfriend Tanya from work and told her he wanted to take her shopping.  But James' dad Mel, who runs a removal firm, was parked round the corner with a huge banner strung up on his van saying 'Tanya will you marry me?'  As soon as the loved-up couple spotted the van romantic James dropped down on one knee to pop the question.  Surprised Tanya immediately said 'yes' and the pair from Sunderland are now planning their wedding.
She said yes: Tanya confirms her answer (Photo Credit: SWNS)

While some might suggest using a removal van isn’t the most romantic of gestures, Tanya Robson, 28, was pretty impressed.

Tanya ‘couldn’t stop laughing’ after spotting the van driving towards her after work, and said afterwards: ‘I was absolutely gobsmacked. I am overwhelmed with the response from people in Sunderland tooting their horns, taking pictures and asking to hear the full story. It was original, unexpected, quirky, comical, and romantic all at the same time.’

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