The awkward moment a man proposed to his girlfriend in the middle of a packed university graduation ceremony was caught on camera.
As reported by The Press and Journal, the proposal happened at Aberdeen University’s Elphinstone Hall on Monday, moments after Assel Nurmukhambetova, 22, had formally received her degree and turned to leave the stage.
Her boyfriend Ibragim Tashim,gatecrashed the ceremony running up the steps with a ring and a giant bouquet of red roses.
He then recited Swedish Rn’B singer Maher Zain’s lyrics to For The Rest Of My Life.
Looking up at his girlfriend, Ibragim said:
“For the rest of my life, I’ll be with you and stay by your side honest and true.
“For the rest of my life, I’ll be loving you. With honour and love, I ask: ‘will you marry me?'”
Looking completely expressionless, the young graduate stared back at her suitor as he then gets down on one knee, removes the ring to wear on her finger which she gives reluctantly.
Before walking down the stairs, he leaned in for a kiss only to be met with his partner’s cheek instead.
She then ignores him as they walk down the aisle and makes her way to her seat, refusing to even acknowledge him.
The video was shared on the University’s official Facebook page after the ceremony but later removed.
In spite of her flat response, Assel did eventually say yes.
She told The Press and Journal:
“I was so shocked. I’m naturally a very shy person and was already quite stressed about getting my diploma on stage in front of all these people and then the proposal as well.
“My family is happy for us. Our relatives phoned us straight after the ceremony to congratulate us. I’m so happy. We’re happy to say everything is okay and we’re excited to get planning the wedding.”