IT worker Matt Walker, 27, went down on one knee on the steps of the City Hall to propose to Sarah-Lou Rowbotham, 24, after her Hallam University graduation ceremony.
He was thinking about when to pop the question. “The night before the graduation I woke up in bed and thought, hang on. Our families were going to be there, we’ll be dressed up, and it is a special day. I could do it then.”
Sarah-Lou, who now has a degree in nursing and a job at the Northern General Hospital, said: “I thought he’d fallen! Then I saw the ring box and said, ‘Oh my goodness!’ I said ‘yes’ straight away.”