‘Unreal’ So, this Waterford lad’s proposal has Instagram in BITS

After 13 years together, James Barry decided to pop the question to childhood sweetheart, Orla Gallagher, and Instagram can barely contain themselves over it.

Enlisting the help of sand artist Sean Corcoran, the City of Waterford Brass Band and photographer Alan Magner, James set the scene for one of the biggest moments in his relationship.

And he nailed it.

On a wet and windy Sunday morning, James took Orla to Stradbally Cove where he revealed an enormous heart drawn in the sand which contained the words 'Orla. will you marry me?'

As Orla was led across the beach, the band began playing Gilbert O'Sullivan's Matrimony as the photographer captured the moment on camera.

"So on a rainy day, in Stradbally, James proposed to Orla and she said "YES" wrote Alan on Instagram.  "It's been weeks in the making."

 "One path created, one sand artist@the_art_hand, one marching band, one rainy day and one couple in love, it's been fun and I'm delighted to have been a part of it."

Commenting on the selection of photos, Alan wrote: "It was so much fun, got absolutely soaked but it was totally worth it!"

Instagram users couldn't get enough of the footage, with one writing: "Every other guy in Waterford will now have to step his game up massively!"

"Awww lucky lady, that's so adorable!" added another.

Ladies, we're officially melting.