Aberdeen shopping centre opens ‘Lift of Love’ after employees get engaged in elevator


An Aberdeen shopping centre has opened its very own “Lift of Love” – after two employees got engaged in an elevator on shift.

The lift, in Union Square, has been decked out with love hearts for Valentine’s Day, in an effort to encourage more shoppers to pop the question.

But couples only have until Friday if they’re hoping for a romantic lift proposal.

Barry Munro, 37, popped the question to his girlfriend of five years and work colleague Tracy Hodson.

Barry and Tracy, who live in the city centre and work for facilities servicing firm American Building Maintenance, first met in the Union Square canteen.

Tracy, originally from London, works as a supervisor, while Barry is a yard operative.

Tracy said: “I thought to myself ‘he’s nice’. I was introduced to him, but he didn’t seem to be that friendly, so I went off him pretty quickly.

“Then a couple of months down the line he started to be more friendly and eventually asked me out.”

She had previously thought that marriage wasn’t for her.

She said: “I told Barry I wasn’t the least bit interested – I never wanted to get married ever. Not because of anyone around me having bad marriages, it’s just not something I wanted to do.”

However, while on holiday in Portugal last year Tracy finally realised that she would like to walk down the aisle after all.

She said: “We had a fantastic time and it was the first time I thought, ‘I would like you to marry me’.”

The big moment took place last month, as Barry dropped to one knee in a service lift in the shopping centre.

And Tracy was so overwhelmed she forgot to say yes. She said: “I got a bit tearful. I got a bit emotional, I was just wondering what he was doing. I realised that I hadn’t actually said …read more

Source:: Evening Express – All articles

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