Aussie Soccer Star Tameka Butt Shares Her Beautiful Marriage Proposal

Tameka Butt Kirsty Yallop

Two soccer teammates have shared photos of their beachside marriage proposal just days after Christmas.

Queenslander Tameka Butt has played for the Brisbane Roar since 2008 and last July scored a historic winning goal for the Matildas in their clash against the US national team in the first Tournament of Nations.

And the 26-year-old midfielder capped off an already great year by popping the question to her partner, New Zealand-born midfielder Kirsty Yallop, on December 27.

The couple posted photos of the beachside proposal to their social media accounts.

“We are officially ENGAGED,” Butt wrote.

“I asked Kirsty when the sun went down with the heart of lights on the hill and Kirsty asked me with the sunrise on the beach.”

The pair have been together since 2015, and both currently play for the Norwegian club Klepp.

From early December, same-sex couples were able to give their required one month’s notice of their intention to wed, paving the way for a rush of weddings from January 9.

Several couples who had already booked non-legal ceremonies were granted exemptions to marry before the end of 2017.

Lauren Price and Amy Laker became the first couple to marry when they tied the knot in New South Wales.

The same day, Amy and Elise MacDonald married in Victoria at Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens, surprising guests who weren’t aware the union would be official.

Beach hangs ☀️🌊💜💙 #love #summer

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