A ROMANTIC man proposed to his partner by getting a sand artist to write "will you marry me?" across a Somerset beach.

Stefan Cahill wanted to pop the question to his partner, Heidi Mason, but he wanted to make sure it was memorable.

He called on sand artist Simon Beck to write the romantic messages in huge letters - stretching 85 metres across Brean Down in Somerset.

Then, Stefan, from Wythall, Birmingham, took Heidi to a vantage point so she could read the message before getting down on one knee and offering up a ring.

He said: "We've been coming to Brean on holiday for years and I've been following Simon's amazing sand art designs for a long time. We always love them."

"I always like to do different and original things, so when I got thinking about how to propose to Heidi I came up with the idea of getting Simon's art involved.

"I contacted him over social media to see if he'd be interested and he said he'd happy to get involved."

"Heidi had no idea about what I had planned and needed quite a lot of persuading to go up onto Brean Down for a walk on a windy day. She knew nothing!"

"Heidi was quite emotional as we watched the wording appear in the middle of the heart design on the beach below - it was a special moment.

"She said 'yes', and I gave her an engagement ring to make it official.

"Simon did an awesome job with the design, having spent all day creating it in the sand with his rake. It was just perfect and I can't thank him enough!"

Heidi said: "I am a little bit speechless - I had no clue at all. It was such an amazing way to propose!"

"We've been coming to Brean for years so it has a special place in our hearts - this was just wonderful."

The couple are now planning their wedding.

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