A bride-to-be has already experienced the high and lows of married life after agreeing to marry her boyfriend straight after completing a 143ft bungee in New Zealand.

Mike Dunn, 26, from Upton, Chester, has followed his now-fiancee Sian Underwood down under while she undertakes a six-month placement through her Wrexham-based company Moneypenny.

And last weekend the loving couple, who are living in Auckland, visited Queenstown in the South Island where Mike had already planned to pop the question after swearing family and friends to secrecy.

He said: “The weekend just gone we went to Queenstown for four days and decided we were going to do a bungee jump from the bungee at Kawarau Bridge, the first ever in the world made by AJ Hackett. So, in a nutshell, I literally took the plunge!

“When Sian had done her jump I popped the question overlooking the river. It was an amazing weekend, in an amazing country to say the least and everyone, including Chester family and friends, have been ever so supportive.”

Sian Underwood takes the plunge by taking part in a bungee in New Zealand just before her boyfriend Mike Dunn popped the question
Sian Underwood takes the plunge by taking part in a bungee in New Zealand just before her boyfriend Mike Dunn popped the question
 

Mike, an ex-student of Upton High School and Sian, 25, a former pupil of Bishop Heber High School from Malpas, but living in Saltney, hope to get married next summer.

Mike, now working for a marketing company, added: “The bungee itself was a nerve racking yet exhilarating experience but not as much as the proposal itself. I suppose it’s not every day you jump 143ft off a crane to within a chest hair away of Lake Kawarau. I remember going down thinking: please don’t snap now!”

He added: “To top it all off what really blew us away was the support from the social media side of things. More than 340 people commented to congratulate us on the news.”