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Love is in the air as Slavo pops question to Rochelle

Published 15/02/2012 | 05:00

Emma Carney (left) and Nicole Mattews from Clonee say a prayer by a shrine containing the remains of St Valentine at Whitefriars church in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 14, 2012. The remains were given to the church by Pope Gregory in 1836. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Emma Carney (left) and Nicole Mattews from Clonee say a prayer by a shrine containing the remains of St Valentine at Whitefriars church in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 14, 2012. The remains were given to the church by Pope Gregory in 1836. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

WITH love in the air, it was the perfect day for it.

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A young website designer got on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend yesterday -- in the middle of Dublin's crowded Grafton Street.

Slavo Nowak (24), who is originally from Poland, popped the question to Rochelle Lazaro (23), a marketing executive originally from the Philippines.

Slavo, whose been living in Ireland for six years, said that he'd been thinking about proposing for around two weeks, before he finally decided to take the leap.

'Silly'

Not usually a romantic and not wanting to follow the cliche of proposing after a meal, he said he decided to do it in public in the middle of Dublin's Grafton Street.

"I'm not that romantic and I thought it would be a silly idea," he said

"I thought, why not on Valentine's Day? I saw that she had commented online that it would be a silly to propose on that day so I did it."

Luckily for him it wasn't so silly that she turned down the offer, and instead agreed to marry him.

Slavo said that his better half was "well surprised" and broke down in tears before accepting the offer.

"She had to go back to work after that and she couldn't concentrate," he added.

Last night they planned to share a meal and enjoy a date at the cinema while they consider their future together.

The couple have decided that they will get married in the Philippines in December.

After the nuptials they intend to return to Ireland and spend their married lives here.

Irish Independent

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