A romantic man popped the question to his girlfriend – using his son’s T-SHIRT.
Kyle Audsley, 26, planned every tiny detail of his proposal to Kayleigh Lofthouse, including roping in their one-year-old son Archie who wore a specially-made top.
Teacher Kyle spent hours trawling through all the photos he had with girlfriend of five years Kayleigh, 24, and created her a hardback album filled with their special memories.
Thoughtful Kyle took Kayleigh and their son on a lovely picnic on the most special day of her year – the anniversary of her beloved grandfather’s death.
At the end of their lovely day out in their local park in Wakefield, West Yorks., Kyle led his beloved to the site where she scattered beloved grandad Dennis Hemmingway’s ashes, and showed her the book.
He said: “She was flicking through it, smiling, saying she couldn’t believe I had gone to all that effort.
“Her granddad meant so much to her, I knew that his resting place was the most special location in the world.
“On the last page, there is just a picture of a red t-shirt with ‘Archie got a new t-shirt. Have a look?’
“I unzipped his coat and his shirt said ‘Mummy, will you marry daddy?’ She didn’t really have much choice, to be honest, but I was over the moon.”
To Kayleigh, the proposal, which came on the tenth anniversary of her beloved grandfather’s death, was more special than any Michelin-starred restaurant.
She said: “I saw him all the time and he was such a big part of my life.
“I miss my granddad every day, but I’m thrilled he played a part in my proposal.”
Overjoyed Kayleigh, whose son Archie, one, was also present for the proposal, accepted, and the trio plus Kayleigh’s parents Anita and Gary, who were hiding behind a tree, enjoyed Champagne and brownies by the grave.
Now the pair, who got engaged last October, plan on getting married next year, and use her inheritance she has saved since Dennis passed away from pneumonia aged 73, in 2004.
Kayleigh said: “It sounds stupid but Kyle’s proposal turned a sad memory into an amazing one.
“Other people think it’s morbid or creepy but I think it’s perfect.
“Kyle wanted all the special men in my life to be there – and that included my grandad, even though he’s no longer with us.”
On their proposal day, Kayleigh wanted to lay roses on is grave, so Kyle knew it was the perfect time to put his plan in motion.
Kayleigh added: “People always do a double take when I tell them how Kyle proposed.
“It’s not conventional, but it was completely original and perfect for us.”