But this one, is by far up there with the most creative…
Edi wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Cally Read, 28, in a really unusual way. And that he did.
After purchasing a stunning diamond ring, it was just a waiting game for the ‘right’ moment, which never came…
Until he had the idea to take multiple photos of himself with the ring, with Cally in the background.
He placed it in her hand when she was asleep, placed it in her jewellery box and even hid it when she was getting ready.
All these secret proposals were taking place over an entire month, all because Edi didn’t want to rush his proposal.
Cally was completely oblivious to what her boyfriend and soon-to-be fiance was up to, which makes it all the more impressive.
‘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 said.
‘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.’
He knew that she would figure out his intentions, so he thought he would one-up her, with this elaborate scheme.
‘Because of this I took the ring with me everywhere hoping the “moment” would arise in line with my spontaneous style,’ he said.
‘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).
‘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.’
That was a close call!
It started off as a small joke at first; he would take pictures when her back was turned, but then it escalated and Edi would get more daring and more creative.
The pictures just prove how much effort he put into this.
‘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,’ he said.
So this went on for a while until Edi finally did propose and SHE SAID YES!
Details on his actual proposal are yet to be revealed (I’m actually excited to find out! God, I’m sad).
Cally did not even catch him with the ring, which is good bloody going on Edi’s part.
The pair shared a lovely picture post-proposal and they are beaming.
Edi’s unusual pre-proposal has gone viral online and people are anticipating how he actually popped the big question, with over 68,000 likes on the original post.
Edi promises the actual proposal is ‘just as good of a story’!
Hell of a proposal, hats off to Edi! This could genuinely be made into a film I reckon.
Congrats to the happy couple!
Sofi Sheppard is a recent graduate of Media, Journalism and Culture from Cardiff University who likes writing about this, that and the other. She is a lover of all things Marvel, Disney, Harry Potter and any rom-coms or musicals out there. She is an avid Vine enthusiast and also enjoys Pina Colada's and getting caught in the rain.