The course of true love never did run smooth, but one adventurous woman found her forthcoming marriage on the rocks within seconds of accepting her boyfriend’s proposal.

Sharon Perry had just accepted romantic Andy Laurence’s mountain-top offer of marriage when she fell head over heels – literally – in a tumble down the north Wales hillside where Andy had popped the question.

Sharon fell two metres, gashing her forehead and injuring her knee as she went to help her seven-year-old daughter Olivia Jones on a scree slope on Moel Siabod, near Capel Curig. Andy was forced to administer tender mercy to his bride-to-be before calling out the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team (MRT). The champagne then had to stay on ice as Sharon was taken to hospital where she had ten stitches in the gash.

Andy, 38, and Sharon, 36, have been together for three years and plan to marry next year. They live in Wrexham. Both are keen walkers and were well equipped, according to Chris Lloyd of the Ogwen Valley MRT, who described the accident as ‘just bad luck’.