Choir sings after 'yes!' to Midsomer Norton man's proposal
It can be a private, intimate moment, shared by just two people.
But when firefighter Alex Mitchard proposed to his girlfriend, there was an audience of dozens.
And when a surprised Victoria Withers accepted, half of them burst into song.
Mr Mitchard had arranged for a male voice choir to sing, making the moment extra special.
The couple, who live in Midsomer Norton, went into Bath for a couple of drinks to celebrate Miss Withers' 26th birthday.
They passed the abbey where the choir was assembled and Mr Mitchard suggested they went to investigate. The 29-year-old then knelt on one knee and popped the question.
When Miss Withers accepted, the Mendip Male Voice Choir broke into Hallelujah and Some Enchanted Evening, and a bottle of champagne was unveiled.
She was initially speechless and then said: "I am in shock. I'm absolutely shocked! I really had no idea."
She works for Touchstone, a property management company in Bath, while Mr Mitchard is a firefighter in Bristol.
The couple's parents were also in on the secret and had turned up to watch.
Mr Mitchard's mother Virginia was impressed.
She said: "If someone said he was going to do this a few years ago I wouldn't have believed it. It's so romantic".
Miss Withers' father Colin, a farmer in Clutton, said: "I am delighted, absolutely delighted.
"Alex came to see me a couple of days ago, so we knew the plan. I was pretty sure she would say yes."
Mr Mitchard planned the gesture because his late grandfather was in a male voice choir. He said: "It is a fitting tribute to him."
Choir secretary Les Debenham said: "Alex came to our rehearsal on Monday and heard us sing. The whole thing was a surprise, she was completely in the dark.
"I think he is delighted with the outcome."
It was a new experience for the Timsbury-based choir, and Mr Debenham said: "We have sung at weddings and inside the abbey before, but never for a proposal, and never outside the abbey."
Mr Mitchard said: "I'm blown away. The choir were brilliant."
Asked about the wedding plans yet, he said: "I haven't even thought about it yet."