A Leap Year Love Story

It only happens every four years and this year Karen Livingston took full advantage of the famous leap year tradition. This tradition sees women propose to their partners, and is a custom that is believed to balance the roles of men and women, in a similar way the leap year balances the calendar.

Embracing non-tradition, Karen Livingston put her heart on her sleeve, on the most romantic day of the year, to ask her love Andrew Egan of 18 months to be her forever-love. He said yes. The couple stood hand-in-hand, 134 metres high atop The Sydney Harbour Bridge, as the sun rose above the eastern shore. To add to the atmosphere of the day, a surprise performance by a Barbershop Quartet harmonised in the background as the couple expressed their ultimate commitment of love.

The groom-to-be, Andrew Egan, was completely taken by surprise, saying, “[The Sydney Harbour Bridge] is the most romantic spot ever to be engaged”.

Karen and Andrew weren’t the only couple embracing the beauty atop The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Paul Ellis also took to one knee to propose to his girlfriend of four years whilst on vacation from the UK. Fiancé Stephanie said, “[the proposal was the…] perfect end to a perfect holiday on the most romantic day of the year”.

Love was in air, the sun was rising and views were spectacular – certainly a Valentine’s Day to remember! Now all that’s left to do is to wish our two happy couples’ the very best for their future.


If you are looking to pop the question, tie the knot or renew your vows at a truly unique venue, The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the place you’ve been looking for. If you are interested in finding out more about celebrating a special occasion on the Bridge, please get in touch with our team.