A wedding proposal is one of the most cherished moments a man and woman can share. When executed right, it can be a breathtaking experience that will surely mark you for the rest of your life. Because of this reason, most of the time men spend money and exert a lot of effort just to make sure he can give the perfect wedding proposal to his significant other.
As years go by, men are inventing more and more ingenious way of asking the hand of their lady. You might have seen a lot of creative and brilliant wedding proposals in the past, but I bet you have never seen a wedding proposal as surprising as this one. Nothing comes close to this man’s simple, but perfectly-executed wedding proposal.
The gesture might be simple, but this man’s efforts made his wedding proposal headline worthy. He planned ahead and executed it over several months before finally popping the big question to his girlfriend.
In 2015, Ray Smith from Grimsby, United Kingdom, is seeking the perfect timing to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Claire Bramley. The 38-year old initially turned to the internet to get some ideas on what he could do to surprise Claire. His original idea is to pop the question while suspended from a hot air balloon, but a pleasant surprise gave him a change of heart.
In June, the couple was delighted when they found out that they were expecting a baby on the way. With this surprising news, Smith managed to come up with a simple wedding proposal plan that would span for months.
“I searched online for unusual proposals and I saw ideas like flash mobs and that sort of thing. So I decided to come up with my own idea to take a picture every day for five months.”
For a span of 5 months, Smith takes a photo with his girlfriend and sneakily hides a note that says “Will you marry me”. Under the guise of tracking the baby’s growth, Smith convinced his girlfriend to pose for a photo every day while making sure that she doesn’t see the hidden notes.
You might think that there’s no way he could keep up with this ingenious plan for five months, but Smith always found a sneaky way to hide the notes from his unsuspecting girlfriend. He hides it in his palms, sleeves of his shirts, and much more. A couple of times, she nearly caught him but he always got away with it with some clever excuse.
“I had no clue, I was totally oblivious to it all. He told me he was taking the pictures to create memories for the baby so I just let him get on with it.”
In the end, he managed to take 148 photos with the note while Claire has no idea what’s happening. Finally, on Christmas day of 2015, Smith finally popped the question.
“It was all a bit chaotic on Christmas Day morning so I took her away and set it all up on the laptop. I got down on one knee and gave her a bit of spiel, and then popped the question.”
Claire was ecstatic, and she said yes! Months of efforts paid off and now, they’re finally getting ready to tie the knot. Check out the rest of their story in the video below.
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SOURCE: Wereblog | BoredPanda