An ITC love story: Mel & Ceri get engaged!Posted on 27/06/2017 by Jess O'Connor
Love is in the air at the International Travel College, with Account Manager Ceri Jenkins and Marketing & Schools Leader Mel Fey celebrating their engagement.
Ceri got down on one knee 192 metres above ground – he surprised Mel on top of the Sky Tower while they were doing the SkyWalk.
“I was super nervous about the height but more afraid of the ring not fitting. As you will see on the video, it took a little squeezing on – happy to say with the string now off it, it now fits perfectly!” says Ceri.
Little did Mel know, Ceri had been planning the surprise proposal for 9 months. He enlisted the help of the team at SkyWalk, who discreetly attached the engagement ring to his SkyWalk jumpsuit.
“A massive thanks to Tash and the crew at SkyWalk!” says Ceri.
He also enlisted the help of ITC graduate Leo Seuula, who was their SkyWalk guide on the day. Both Mel and Ceri knew Leo well from his time at the College – something that made the sky-high proposal that much more special.
“Leo was just awesome from start to end. We worked out a cunning plan to sneak the ring to him and then for him to tie it onto my wrist! Then, when we were up on the walk, he was superb and managed to give me a good sneaky nod when the big moment could happen. I think he was nearly as excited as Mel and I were at the end!”
What Ceri didn’t know is that Leo was also filming the entire thing. The special proposal video has since been viewed over 11,000 times on Facebook!
Mel says she got the happiest surprise of her life.
“Even though I knew it had happened, it didn’t actually sink in until the ring was on and I turned to look at Leo, then turned back to Ceri and excitedly said: ‘you just proposed to me… we’re getting married!’” says Mel.
“This is about the ONLY time I will jump for joy at 192 metres above the ground!”
The happy couple have already started wedding planning and are looking forward to celebrating with family and friends.
All the staff at ITC are overjoyed for the couple and wish them well on this exciting new chapter.
“It’s been heartwarming to walk in on campus and have so many people excited for us. We are lucky to be working with what we call ‘a very big family’ at ITC. We are grateful to have so many amazing people in our lives to share this incredible moment with,” says Mel.
You can watch the beautiful proposal unfold here. Congratulations Mel and Ceri!Posted in News, Staff News | Leave a reply