With this keyring I thee wed.
But Stephen Smith had another proposal for his girlfriend on their first day in their new home - marriage!
Stephen, assistant principal at William Hulmes Grammar School, saved the big question until he and Sarah Godway were about to cross the threshold of their first home in Cressington Grange, Garston.
In a carefully choreographed move Stephen got down on bended knee with ring in hand, and as soon as Sarah turned around after opening the front door for the first time, he popped the question.
I DO: on bended "I was stunned," says Sarah. "It was such a special occasion and so out of the blue. It will certainly be a day I remember."
Needless to say, Sarah accepted Stephen's proposal and plans are now afoot with a wedding ceremony planned in summer 2012.
Having purchased a detached 4-bedroom "Fairhaven" home on Bellway's Cressington Grange development (they previously shared a flat in Aigburth) the couple reckon it will be a great place to start married life.
"I knew the area before Bellway started building," says Stephen. "We were looking for a quiet family neighbourhood and Cressington Grange ticked all the right boxes."
Cressington Grange has a choice of house styles and sizes including 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes priced from pounds 157,995.. For more information on the homes, visit www.bellway.co.uk or call the Bellway sales centre on 0151 427 4049.
Stephen goes knee The sales centre is open Monday & Friday - 10am to 5pm; Thursday - 10am to 7pm; Saturday & Sunday - 11am to 5pm and it is closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
I DO: Stephen goes on bended knee