August 6, 2018 is one Alex Petalas and Ingrid Robinson will never forget.
During the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment parade yesterday in front of thousands of masqueraders, he went down on one knee to pop the question; she smiled and said ‘yes’ as the emotions took over.
It was on the Aura truck just after 1 p.m. that Petalas showed his unconditional love to his best friend of one year before rounding it off with a marriage proposal, to cheers and loud applause.
“We felt the sense of pride, overwhelming warmth, and happiness for us from the Bajan public. We are really honoured to have had the opportunity to celebrate here with them,” the couple who is visiting the island for the first time from San Francisco jointly said.
Alex explained that Kadooment was a special occasion for the two hence the reason for the proposal yesterday.
“Grand Kadooment Day is a celebration unlike any other we’ve seen anywhere in the world. It is supposed to bring good luck to the future, which is the perfect sentiment for an engagement. It is a historic and epic celebration and day for the Bajan people, [and] we wanted to be a part of [it].” (AGB)