Now don't get us wrong, we think every proposal is sweet and beautiful in its own way, whether it's done in your living room over takeout Chinese food or in a hot air balloon overlooking snow-capped mountains. But it takes a certain kind of cunning to slip your girlfriend an engagement ring without her even knowing about it—and having her not notice for a whole YEAR and a half at that.
The diamond engagement ring, encased in a Tasmanian wood necklace, was right underneath Anna's nose for more than a year before her boyfriend gave her the shock of a lifetime. Terry gave his girlfriend the necklace as a gift for their one-year anniversary, in which he had carved out a circular placeholder for the delicate band and made sure the wood could only be broken open with a knife. By November of 2016, Terry was ready to reveal his trick.
On a trip to Smoo Cave in Northern Scotland, a place the pair had always wanted to visit, the carpenter randomly asked to see Anna's necklace for a second. Right before proposing, he took a knife to break the seal he had created for the piece of jewelry and revealed his greatest secret—a ring for the one he loved most.
" 'Smoo' comes from an old Norse word for 'hiding place,' so I think I get extra points for that one," Terry told HuffPost. "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***ing idiot!', which was a hilarious mix of happy and angry."
The happily engaged lovebirds now plan on saving up for a home, where they plan on hosting their wedding one day. "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," Terry said.
We don't know about you, but we're hoping this sly fox has some more surprises in store for his now fiancée!