Samuel Goetsch and his girlfriend Stephanie Dodd, a Harry Potter fan, flew to England for a special proposal when Goetsch’s plans went wrong. Due to the train cancellations across the United Kingdom, Samuel had to make alternate transportation plans to get to the Surbiton train station.
UK Your Local Guardian first reported news of the Harry Potter engagement. Samuel and Stephanie both reside in Houston, Texas. The couple flew to England so Goetsch could propose specifically in the Surbiton station. This station plays an important role in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the sixth book in the Harry Potter series. Samuel wanted the engagement to take place in a part of the series that talks about new beginnings.