Terry, a man from Australia, wanted to do some to do something very special when her proposed to his girlfriend.
Instead of simply dropping to one knee and pulling out a ring, one year ago Terry carved a wooden necklace for her and hid the ring inside of it!
It took the entire year for Terry's plan to pay off...
‘I had always loved the idea of giving someone a gift where they didn’t know its true value, I also wanted to start doing wood carving.’
‘There were some occasions where I was really worried,’ says Terry. ‘At one point, I thought she was going to trade it with a blacksmith at a market (the blacksmith loved the necklace, and she loved the blacksmith’s work) but luckily I didn’t need to crash tackle her.'
‘My biggest moment of panic was when we went through airport security the first time. ‘I hadn’t thought about the fact that she might be asked to put it through the X-Ray, which could have very quickly turned into an airport security proposal!
Terry pulled the necklace from his pocket and revealed to her what was hiding inside...
‘She stood there dazed for a second, trying to work out what was going on,’ said Terry, ‘and then it dawned and she said “yes”.
‘After she calmed down she suddenly stopped moving, stared at me and said “Wait… it’s been in there the entire time?!! I could have lost it you ****ing idiot!!”