An ice way to pop the question

‘I DO’: Standing in front of the family farm in Tiniroto in a photo taken in 2017 are Grant Law with fiancé Stacey Spence, the couple’s daughter Maia and baby Zane. Absent are Grant’s older son Nykyaiz and baby Ava, who is in Stacey’s tummy. Picture by Emma Seymour/Blue Moon Photography
The photo Stacey took last week before she realised it was a Valentine’s Day proposal from her long-term partner. On top of their horse Ice are Maia and Zane.

A marriage proposal was put on Ice last week, taking the bride-to-be by complete surprise.

On Valentine’s Day, Gisborne farmer Grant Law, who apparently usually can’t keep a secret, surprised his long-term partner with a simple but romantic proposal.

Stacey Spence, the mother of their three children, had just put their five-month-old baby down for a sleep when their seven-year-old asked if she could take her 19-month-old brother for a ride on the family horse Ice.

Stacey agreed, then heard Grant asking if she was coming out, too.

“I went outside and he had the kids on the horse,” said Stacey.

As the horse turned around she took the shot before realising what was happening.

Grant had spray-painted the words “Marry Me” on Ice.

“I asked him if he was serious,” said Stacey.

Grant confirmed he was, then fumbled for the ring box in his pocket while trying to keep hold of Ice with two kids on top.

Stacey said “of course”.

The ring was exactly what she would have chosen and she loved it, she said.

The couple have been together for around 10 years. They farm on Grant’s family farm Kainui and hope to tie the knot by the end of the year.

Stacey said the proposal was extra special because the kids were involved.

Ice is still wandering around the farm with “Marry Me?” written on him, but it will wear off.

A marriage proposal was put on Ice last week, taking the bride-to-be by complete surprise.

On Valentine’s Day, Gisborne farmer Grant Law, who apparently usually can’t keep a secret, surprised his long-term partner with a simple but romantic proposal.

Stacey Spence, the mother of their three children, had just put their five-month-old baby down for a sleep when their seven-year-old asked if she could take her 19-month-old brother for a ride on the family horse Ice.

Stacey agreed, then heard Grant asking if she was coming out, too.

“I went outside and he had the kids on the horse,” said Stacey.

As the horse turned around she took the shot before realising what was happening.

Grant had spray-painted the words “Marry Me” on Ice.

“I asked him if he was serious,” said Stacey.

Grant confirmed he was, then fumbled for the ring box in his pocket while trying to keep hold of Ice with two kids on top.

Stacey said “of course”.

The ring was exactly what she would have chosen and she loved it, she said.

The couple have been together for around 10 years. They farm on Grant’s family farm Kainui and hope to tie the knot by the end of the year.

Stacey said the proposal was extra special because the kids were involved.

Ice is still wandering around the farm with “Marry Me?” written on him, but it will wear off.

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