Grand And Dramatic
There’s a lot of pressure to make your proposal grand and dramatic.
But there’s power in keeping things subtle. Learn from Edi, who essentially proposed to his girlfriend over the course of a month without her even noticing.
When Edi Okoro decided to propose to his girlfriend, Cally, he knew that if he planned a holiday or a fancy meal she would have suspected something immediately.
Edi began to take the engagement ring everywhere he went, so he could pop the question whenever the perfect moment came up.
An Inspired Idea
After a month, that moment never came. Edi was sitting in the living room staring at the ring when Cally almost caught him – which inspired an idea.
Edi realized that all the missed proposal opportunities should be documented.
Hidden In Plain Sight
He set about trying to get as many photos of Cally with the ring… without her knowing it was there.
Over the course of a month, Edi snapped pictures of Cally snoozing with the ring in her hand, looking at her phone while Edi displayed the ring behind her, and failing to spot the ring in her jewelry box for two days.
An Entire Month
In that way, Edi managed to propose for a month – without Cally realizing.
Edi challenged himself to take as many photos as possible of Cally with the ring… without her noticing. After the month was up, Edi popped the question.
He hasn’t revealed how he did it yet, but Cally said yes.
Edi’s Facebook post documenting the month-long proposal has since been shared more than 62,000 times and has been flooded with comments from people admiring his sneaky skills.
The Perfect Moment
Edi wrote on Facebook: ‘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!’
‘Here are some of the photos I captured over the space of about a month before I found the right moment.’
A Spontaneous Improviser
‘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.’
‘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!’