What’s the craziest proposal story you’ve ever heard? Because this could be up there. Edi Okoro, from Hertfordshire, UK, bought a ring with the intention of proposing to his girlfriend Cally. But, he couldn’t decide on the right time to do it. He wasn’t a very “plan” type of guy, he wanted it to be spontaneous.
“Those who have gone through this (and those who will soon find out), you want to propose in a way that speaks to you as a person and couple,” he explained. “Some plan a flash mob, a fancy meal, or even arrange a marry me sign. I couldn’t do this because ‘Edi doesn’t plan’… I’m a spontaneous improviser.”
So, he took photos of himself, girlfriend Cally, and the ring over the course of a month. Only, she didn’t know he was taking them. Or that he had a ring. Or that she would soon be his fiance rather than his girlfriend. Edi explains his logic:
“Because of this, I took the ring with me everywhere hoping the ‘moment’ would arise in line with my spontaneous style.
“After a month or so of waiting for the right moment, I was sitting on the sofa admiring ‘my precious’ (yes I became very attached to this ring by this point).”
But, he couldn’t find the right moment. However, while sitting on the sofa, a brilliant idea struck him.
“Cally almost caught me staring at the ring and it hit me. All these missed opportunities mixed in with the thought – Cally doesn’t know I have the ring. I should just start documenting these moments.
“The idea was to take as many photos, in more daring scenarios, until I found the perfect moment to propose or until I got caught, at which point I would propose.”
As you can see, he got up to the most hilarious exploits, even putting the ring in her hand while she slept! We don’t know exactly how the proposal went down, but the couple is now happily engaged – and Cally knows about it!
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