October 16, 2009. Written by Louise Holt
New mother Hannah Barnett was taken by surprise when her long-time partner Scott Middlemass took her 15,000ft high in a hot air balloon to pop the big question, it has been revealed.
The 21-year-old, who gave birth to son Jenson 14 weeks ago, said: “I knew nothing about the trip and was not expecting anything like this.”
She added: “All I knew was that I was being picked up and going out for the day, but that I had to wear something warm because whatever we were doing could be inside or out.”
Scott, 23, said that Hannah always wanted to celebrate her 21st birthday in Las Vegas but it was not possible as they had the baby.
So he thought the next best thing to do was to take her in a hot air balloon, which she had expressed desire to go in, and then propose.
Hannah, a hairdresser at Mulberry in March, was taken to the Marriott Hotel in Northampton unaware of what her surprise was.
When she saw Heart Radio in the hotel, she suspected that she might have to appear on a game show.
As the balloon arrived, the Wimblington couple jumped on-board and headed towards Bedford.
Hannah exclaimed: “I loved it.”
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