When Duncan Kirby was announced as the winner of an engagement ring in Maitland Riverside Plaza's Valentines Day competition on Friday he knew what he had to do.
He called his long-term partner Kaila Adams over and got down on one knee in front of a love seat, a massive display of balloons and a glowing white heart.
"He said I have a question to ask you," she said.
"It's so exciting. We've been together for eight years since we were 20. It's been a long time coming, we just haven't had the money to do it or plan it.
"I'm so happy with the ring, I love it. We want to be together forever and it's so nice for us to finally get engaged and 'seal the deal'."
The newly engaged couple have two children - Calais, 6, and Layley, 3.
They will get married in 2021 and use the rest of this year to save for their wedding day.