Lancaster man delivers silver screen proposal

15 Aug 2016

Recreating his and his girlfriend's first date at The Dukes cinema, Luigi Lebaldi posed the all-important question in front of friends and family

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Lancaster couple, Luigi Lebaldi and Kirsty Cole, recently got engaged following a private screening at the cinema where they had their first date 10 years ago.

Prior to the big event, Luigi treated his bride-to-be to a new outfit and hair and make-up session before whisking her to The Dukes cinema on Moor Lane.

Luigi had arranged with programmer at The Dukes, Johnathan Ilott, for a private screening of The Devil Wears Prada - the film Luigi and Kirsty had watched on their first date - as well as ensuring friends and family were in attendance too. 

Arriving in to the darkened auditorium, which concealed the familar audience, Luigi and Kirsty enjoyed the film and when the credits started to roll, the lights went up to reveal Luigi on one knee and the proposal flashed on screen.

Cheered by her friends and family, Kirsty said "yes", as Luigi gifted her the engagement ring that he had designed with Firth’s jewellers.

Commenting on the momentous occasion, Luigi said: “I wanted the proposal to be a bit out of the ordinary. I thought it would be special to recreate our first date but along with our family and friends this time.”

And Kirsty did not suspect a thing; she said: “I had arranged to go out with a friend but he had unusually cancelled on me, so Luigi said "Let’s make a day of it together instead", but I had no idea what he had planned. (When he proposed) I was speechless and started crying. It was the best day of my life."

The couple plan to marry in 2018.

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