Monday 22 May 2017

VIDEO: Former Rose of Tralee Haley O'Sullivan says 'Yes' to romantic Santorini proposal

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Haley O'Sullivan, the 2013 Rose of Tralee, got engaged to her partner after he popped the question on the trip of a lifetime.

The former Texas Rose was tricked into thinking she was partaking in a promotional project, as her boyfriend put his plan into action.

"A lifetime dream of traveling to Santorini was made that much sweeter with this amazing proposal," Hayley said.

"After receiving a letter from the hotel asking for couples to volunteer to be part of a promotional project including photos and videos "we" agreed to participate."

On the evening in question, her boyfriend Davey took her on a sunset cruise.

"I received an amazing massage and the opportunity to get my nails and hair done through this 'promotional project,'" Haley recalls.

" Thoughts crossed my mind whether or not this might be the night we would get engaged but the photo crew reinforced that this was strictly a promotional project for the hotel."

However, as she looked out over the water, she saw two people holding a banner with the proposal printed on it.

"Looking back toward Davey I saw him on one knee holding up a ring asking me to spend the rest of my life with him."

"It was then I realized the entire thing had been a set up, there was no promotional project, he had planned the entire thing as a way for us to treasure this memory."

Haley said the experience was one of the "best surprises of [my] life."

Watch the moment, below.

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