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Marc Fury asks girlfriend to marry him with flash mob in Cardiff

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Media captionMarc Fury went down on one knee and popped the question to Naomi Coleman in Cardiff

A flash mob choir has helped a man with a surprise wedding proposal to his girlfriend in a Cardiff restaurant.

Marc Fury went down on one knee and popped the question to Naomi Coleman at Cosy Club in the Welsh capital on Thursday night.

Ms Coleman, 36, was sitting at a table when the 40-strong choir broke into a medley of hits by Bruno Mars and Whitney Houston.

She accepted and the singers performed an encore to celebrate.

The event was videoed and posted on Facebook and Twitter.

Mr Fury, 34, from Radyr, Cardiff, said: "I thought it was amazing. Naomi didn't know what was happening until I got down on one knee.

"The singing was followed by complete shock and a few tears and hugs - it was a wonderful moment."

Ms Coleman said her fiancé was a "very thoughtful" person but she did not realise how romantic he was.

"It was lovely and insane all at the same time," she said of the proposal.

"When they started singing I thought this is lovely. Then I thought: 'Are the singers looking at me? and I thought 'no' and Marc didn't give anything away.

"Then he put his hand in his inside pocket and pulled out a ring and then I knew what it was all about."

She added: "We woke this morning and couldn't believe it was on Twitter and Facebook and then thought we'd better tell our family before they saw it on social media, so there was mad rush to phone people."

The couple have been an item for more than three years.

Steph Evans, of motivation company Sing & Inspire, led the choir and said Mr Fury got the idea for his proposal after seeing a flash mob by the homeless charity, Llamau, at City Hall in Cardiff about a month ago.

"Marc got in touch after seeing one of our choirs at Llamau perform," said Mrs Evans.

"He told me how Naomi loved flash mobs, so we agreed to help and said we'd make it as big as we could."

'Wonderful moment'

Sing & Inspire, which works with companies and charities to inspire and motivate their staff, used singers from Llamau, GE Aviation in Caerphilly and its Cardiff Bay "super choir".

"We arranged for Marc and Naomi to have a table as near as possible to us and then we started," added Mrs Evans

"Other diners were as surprised as Naomi was when we started up and she didn't know the reason behind it until the very end when Marc got down on one knee. It was a wonderful moment."

After singing a combination of Bruno Mars's Just the Way You Are and Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Ms Coleman is seen in the video with head in hands as boyfriend Marc kneels and produces an engagement ring from his pocket.

The entire restaurant is cheering and some diners are seen capturing the magical moment on their mobile phones.

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