Our lovely Bride of the Month winner this month was Melissa Conachan from King’s Lynn and she is pictured with fiance Daniel Southerland receiving Gift Certificates from Angela Sims, Proprietor of Treasures, The Bridal Shop in King’s Lynn, where Melissa is buying her dress. Melissa from Lincoln, a Cashier at Barclays Bank in Fakenham, is to marry Daniel, from North Norfolk, a Corporal in the RAF, in June 2015.
They met at a Nightclub in Lincoln when Melissa was dancing close to Daniel and when they went to the bar they got chatting and told each other rubbish jokes. They swapped telephone numbers and Daniel called her the very next day to ask her out and they have been together for some nine years. Melissa went to meet Daniel at Marham on his return from Afghanistan. Daniel had ordered a ring and arranged for it to be sent to his Mum’s address. They both went to meet Daniel at Marham with their banner saying “Welcome home Daniel” and Mum passed him the ring. Daniel went down one one knee and proposed in front of 150 people! Melissa told us she thought he might be about to propose but never expected him to do it then in front of so many people so was really surprised and delighted and did say “yes.”
They will be having a Civil Ceremony at Holkham Hall followed by their reception in a marquee at Daniel’s parents farm at Burnham Thorpe. Melissa will be attended by two Flowergirls – Brooke who will be one and Imogen 6 and they are Daniel’s nieces – and Daniel’s Best Man will be David Russell who is apparently known as his “second girlfriend”! They will honeymoon in Las Vegas and Hawaii.