LOVED-UP Wickerman fans heading to this year’s festival will have the opportunity to seal the deal onsite during the two day event in July.
To coincide with Valentine’s Day this week, festival organisers have launched a nationwide campaign offering 12 smitten romantics the chance to pop the question to their beloved in the new Wicker Love Lounge, created especially for the 2013 festival.
Following the growing number of proposals taking place on the festival site in previous years, organisers decided to help the couples along this time by arranging the Love Lounge in a luxury handcrafted yurt, with the beautiful Wickerman site as a scenic rural backdrop.
It will be decorated to create the ultimate romantic setting, complete with a bespoke wicker kneeling stool and ring – handmade by the craftsman who creates the iconic Wicker Man at each year’s festival. Celebratory champagne, locally-picked flowers, photographs and the couple’s signature song will add to the experience.
Wickerman Festival coordinator Helen Chalmers says: “From last year’s Wicker wedding, which was covered on BBC3’s Don’t Tell the Bride, to the spectacular fly-by aeroplane proposal, more and more festival-goers are professing their love onsite. We have already had a 2013 wedding request and are hopeful that our new Love Lounge will provide a truly original proposal setting.”
To win one of the 12 Wicker Love Lounge slots, which will take place between 5pm and 7pm on both days of the festival, entrants must submit 100 words on how they met their partner and why they want to propose at the Wickerman Festival.
Entries will be accepted from February 14 to April 14 via firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful entrants will be notified by April 30 and arrangements made to ensure their unique Wicker proposal stands the best chance of receiving a “yes”!
Every year the festival stages an unforgettable finale, as thousands of fans flock to watch a towering 40ft Wicker Man be spectacularly set alight.
The festival takes place on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, at East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dundrennan.