A Singing Proposal

30 June 2012


Kent based female acappella group spring singing proposal on unsuspecting bride as husband to be arranges a flash mob wedding proposal at local building site.


Viva Acappella (Winners of the 2012 UK & Holland Barbershop Competition) set up a surprise flash mob at a local Taylor Wimpey new housing site on Saturday 30 June, where a young couple are having their house built.  Posing as trainee architects, dressed in hard hats and high visual vests, the group staged a pretend site inspection as the unsuspecting bride arrived with her family and soon to be fiancé to view the progress of their new house build.  As the couple posed for a photo together in front of their house, the twenty five members of Viva Acappella launched in to a specially selected medley of ‘Just the Way You Are/Firework/Your Amazing’, originally sung by Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and the Black Eyed Peas, before the groom got down on one knee and popped the question.  As the bride cried ‘yes’ the champagne flowed and a toast was made to the happy couple.  Martin (34) and Becky (27) both from Kent are planning on securing Viva Acappella to sing at their wedding, a date is yet to be set.


Grace French, President of Viva Acappella commented “It was so much fun to organise, when Martin contacted us through our website and explained what he wanted to do we just felt we had to do it.  It has been one of the most exciting events we have planned and it was such an emotional moment for the couple, we wanted it to work out perfectly.  We were so proud to be part of this special moment”


After the event Martin commented, “When I first made contact with Viva Acappella about the plan of a flash mob wedding proposal, I was instantly met with their enthusiasm for the idea. As the planning continued, all the girls at Viva Acappella were so excited and relished the opportunity to be part of what turned out to be the perfect day! They embraced the idea and when I first heard them rehearsing, I honestly felt honoured that they agreed to be part of my cunning plan! There are not any words that can better "perfect” but that’s how the day went. The girls played the part brilliantly and the emotions they displayed showed that they really cared in making the day special for my “fiancée”!! - on top of all that, their singing performance was stunning and I cannot wait to hear them again at our wedding!“




Notes to Editor:

Viva Acappella is a young and vibrant female group of harmony singers based in Bexley, Kent.  The forty members come from all over the South East including Kent, Suffolk, Essex and Surrey.  Formed in 2009 the chorus compete both nationally and internationally, having recently won gold at the national barbershop competition (Sweet Adelines International, Region 31) in Birmingham in May 2012 and will be competing in the International competition in Hawaii in November 2013, representing the UK & Holland against the rest of the world.  In 2011 Viva Acappella won the annual Top Choir of Kent competition organised by the Rotary Club of Canterbury and supported by BBC Radio Kent.  Viva’s repertoire includes pop, rock, show tunes and ballads – those ‘oh yeah’ songs that take you from Aerosmith to Katy Perry to Sinatra.  The chorus is currently fundraising to enable the group to make the trip to compete in Hawaii and can are available to sing at any occasion, corporate events, charity fundraisers, shows, weddings, festivals, launches, birthdays and anniversary parties.

More Information: www.vivaacappella.co.uk


PRO Team

Michelle Daniels, Mobile 07775 065581, E-mail amgadaniels@gmail.com

Adel Hanily, Email: press@vivaacappella.co.uk


Sweet Adelines International is a highly respected worldwide organisation of women singers committed to advancing the musical form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. This independent, non profit music education association is one of the world’s largest singing organisations for women encompassing nearly 25,000 members from the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, The Netherlands and Wales.


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