How is it possible that one woman could have worn her engagement ring for a year without noticing? Once you find out how clever and sneaky her Australian fiance Terry is, it will all make sense. After the couple had been dating for a year, Terry knew he wanted to marry his then-girlfriend Anna. For their one year anniversary in 2015, Terry sculpted a necklace out of wood to hide the engagement ring inside. For a year and a half, Anna wore the wooden necklace around her neck without a clue in the world that she was wearing her engagement ring.
Finally, in 2016, Terry was ready to get down on one knee and reveal the secret he kept hidden for over a year. In November of 2016, the couple took a trip to Smoo Cave in northern Scotland. According to Huffington Post, Terry picked that location to propose for a very special reason. He said, “I picked Smoo Cave because it was a place we had talked about visiting since we first met, and ‘smoo’ comes from an old Norse word for ‘hiding place,’ so I think I get extra points for that one.”
Moments before Terry proposed, he asked Anna for her necklace and told her he wanted to take a photo of the necklace between some rocks. Right after she handed over the wooden choker, Terry cut open the secret seal with a knife and popped open the secret compartment. Terry then told Anna, “Oh, I forgot to give you your necklace back.” Then and there, he pulled out the necklace from his pocket, got down on one knee asked Anna if she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him.
Terry told Huffington Post, “she stood there with this completely confused and dumbfounded look on her face, and when she finally worked out what had just happened, she yelled, ‘Yes!’ and pounced on me.” He said, “It actually took her a couple of moments to understand that the ring had been in the necklace the entire time since I gave it to her. She flipped out ― ‘Wait, it’s been in there the entire time?! I could have lost it, you f**king idiot!’, which was a hilarious mix of happy and angry.”
Now that the couple is officially engaged, they are trying to save money to buy a house. They hope to host their wedding in their new home. Terry shared, “We are hoping to buy a house with land so we can have the wedding at home with our friends and family, in a very relaxed fashion that we think matches us ― rather than having a gigantic, glamorous wedding, which isn’t like us at all.”