'How Rosie the cow helped me propose'By Hugh Fort
June 18, 2012
A man and his cow-loving fiancée will soon be united in holy matri-moo-ny after he came up with an udder-ly unique proposal.
Nathan Evans, 26, from Wooden Hill, surprised his bride-to-be Angela Olano, 21, by letting Rosie the cow do the work.
He fastened a homemade sign, with the words “Will you marry me?” emblazoned on it, on to the cow – and then had to find a way to get Angela to the spot.
He tricked her into believing he was taking her to visit a “cousin” living in Wiltshire then pulled up his car in the middle of nowhere and suggested a country walk.
He managed to persuade her to wear a blindfold before leading her to his pre-prepared cud-chewing marriage proposer.
After the blindfold was removed, Angela’s initial response was to ask “Can I say no?”, before grinning and gleefully accepting.
The proposal took place on Saturday, June 1, but after organisers of the South of England show heard about this novel use of a cow, they contacted the couple the following week and Nathan had to re-create the proposal in front of about 8,000 people.
Nathan said the hardest part of his plan was to find the cow.
He said: “It was quite a challenge to find someone prepared to let me do it. I phoned a lot of people and managed to speak to someone in Wiltshire.
“They put me in touch with a lady who has show cows, as I found out I needed a cow that wouldn’t mind having a sign put on it. Most would just run away apparently.
“I managed to get hold of her and set it up and she let me use a lovely show cow called Rosie.
“It was quite bizarre having to do it again the next week at the show.
“It was made to look like I was doing it for the first time. I was prepared to say I’d already done it but no one asked.”
Angela is Peruvian and works as a Spanish tutor.
She developed a love of cows growing up in South America.
Former Easthampstead Park School pupil Nathan added: “It’s only Friesian cows she likes so I had to find a black and white one. She just loves them.
“She’s got loads of little cow trinkets and bits at home and her mum used to tell her she had beautiful long eyelashes like a cow when she was growing up in Peru.
“Now she even wants a cow wedding cake.”
Nathan, who is in a Bracknell-based band called The Nevertones, works for the disabled charity Support Horizons.
The couple have been together for about 18 months and met at Kerith Community Church in Bracknell.