A blushing bride-to-be was left flipping stunned after her boyfriend proposed to her by sea lion. Abbie McMurray was astonished when sea lion Morgan appeared before her with a rose in his mouth during a routine meet and greet at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. The note wrapped around it said Will you marry me? and as an amazed Abbie turned to boyfriend Aidan Barnes-Mathews, she discovered him already on one knee with a ring in his hand. There were cheers from the audience during the very public proposal for the Woking couple at the parks sea lion show. Aidan had also arranged for their families to travel hundreds of miles to witness the occasion. Since visiting the park a few years ago and swimming with Californian sea lion Morgan as a birthday treat, Abbie has been obsessed with seals and sea lions. Originally from Barnstaple, Aidan tentatively asked park staff if they were willing to help him arrange this special occasion and they were more than happy to be involved, even adding extra training sessions for Morgan so he could get his part right. Aidan had told Abbie hed arranged the meet and greet, which went ahead as planned, but she was totally unsuspecting when Leitza Gorman, the parks sea lion trainer, led Morgan back stage to pick up his rose. Dawn Gilbert, park director said: We will always try and help make dreams come true whenever possible and it was an event that Abbie and Aidan will remember for the rest of their lives. How could we say no to this request? Morgan our 13-year-old sea lion was a star as usual, and the team here all wish the couple every happiness in their future marriage - though it is extremely unlikely that Morgan will be able to attend the wedding.