HEARTS AND FLOWERS IN GRAN CANARIA

After visiting the island many times since childhood, Rachel Malkin from Armitage, Staffordshire, admits she has a love affair with Gran Canaria. No surprise then, that when husband-to-be Warren Gilbert proposed, they both knew that Gran Canaria was the idyllic place to say: “I do!”

Finding the one’

I met my husband Warren at work.

He actually interviewed me for my job!

I think there was always a spark between us and I definitely felt something for him immediately, but with him being my boss nothing was ever mentioned.

The proposal

Warren proposed to me at out house on Christmas Day There were four presents all wrapped up for me. I opened them in order – lingerie, jewellery from my mother and finally a blue garter. It was then that he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. The presents were Something Old; Something New; Something Borrowed and Something Blue! I had no idea that he was going to propose! We had been on holiday to Gran Canaria and I thought he was going to propose then, but when he didn’t I decided it was best not to get my hopes up again.

Location, location

We always wanted to get married abroad – the climate, culture and price

Rachel and Warren tie-the-knot in the Canaries

were huge factors. I have been going to Gran Canaria ever since I was 5-years-old, Ive been around 18 times so I know the island very well and couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to get married!

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