Border couple engaged at Falls Creek snow resort after unexpected proposal

Will you marry me: Nick Evans goes down on bended knee to propose to girlfriend Chantelle James at Falls Creek on Saturday afternoon. Picture: CHRIS HOCKING
Will you marry me: Nick Evans goes down on bended knee to propose to girlfriend Chantelle James at Falls Creek on Saturday afternoon. Picture: CHRIS HOCKING

CHANTELLE James had joked it would be a cold day in hell when her beau would propose, instead it was a wintry day at Falls Creek.

Nick Evans stunned his girlfriend of 5½ years by popping the question on Cloud Nine on Saturday afternoon.

“I was not expecting it, that’s for sure,” Ms James said.

“There was a running joke that it will happen when hell freezes over.”

The Wodonga couple were joined by Falls Creek photographer Chris Hocking, who Mr Evans invited under the pretence of having portraits done.

Sparkling day: Chantelle James shows off her engagement ring after saying yes to Nick Evans' wedding proposal at Falls Creek. Picture: CHRIS HOCKING

Sparkling day: Chantelle James shows off her engagement ring after saying yes to Nick Evans' wedding proposal at Falls Creek. Picture: CHRIS HOCKING

Mr Evans, who described it as “one of those about-time moments”, said the couple regularly went snowboarding at the resort and Cloud Nine was a favourite spot of his fiancee.

Ms James was unsure when the wedding would be, but expected it be in summer.

Mr Hocking said he had averaged photographing one to two proposals each snow season over his 16 years at Falls Creek.