Comedy Show Marriage Proposal – Love is all that Matters!

love is all that matters

On Sunday evening I went to the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park to watch their annual comedy show. This event featured players from the famed Comedy Store.

I have managed to watch this show every year for the last few years and is a highlight of my social calendar.

But this year was even more special, as just before the interval, the MC announced a very special request. Alex Sperling had requested permission to propose to his girlfriend, Mel, during the show and it had all been pre-arranged to happen just after the first half of the show.

So Alex, with all the courage and charm in the world decided to pop the magic question in front of over 1,200 people.

It just so happened that I was sitting on the grass near Alex and Mel, and as I always carry my camera with me, I was at the right place at the right time. The video clip below shows what happens next.

Alex said that he truly, madly, deeply loved Mel and would she marry him?

And Mel said “yes, why not!”

One just had to be there to see the look on her face, and also the happiness reflected on over 1,200 beaming faces. Never can a couple have had so much goodwill and good luck bestowed on them by so many strangers.

Here’s wishing Alex and Mel all the best for their future.

Indeed, Alex’s wonderful proposal was a magical interlude in a magical and fun evening. After all, love is all that matters.

So how can you bring more magic and love in YOUR own life?


  1. Now that was GORGEOUS! Love IS ALL that matters. Well done Arvind for capturing the special moment.

  2. Hi Arvind,

    Just wanted to say thanks again for capturing the moment so well and how lucky it was that you happened to be there and in such a great position so close to where we were.

    Having organised the proposal with Neil and Josie and the Regents Park theatre and being a whirlwind of nervous excitment myself, I had completely neglected to consider any form of recording the moment but we are immensly happy that you did.

    All our friends and family have now seen the footage, and it was great to have it available on UTube as Mel’s parents and friends were able to watch it over in South Africa.

    We are still blissfully happy about our engagement and are currently looking to buy a home together in St Albans, before
    getting down to planning the wedding which will probably take place around August 08. (I’ll keep you posted on that one, bring your camera 😉

    Apologies for taking so long to post this comment but as I’m sure you know ‘getting the life you love’ is a fulltime process 🙂

    All the best,

    Mel & Alex