classic story of boy meets girl, couple fall in love, and two years later, boy takes girl to beautiful place, pulls something sparkly out of his pocket and asks her to marry him.
But in a
great big, and rather wonderful twist, it turns out that the ring boy uses to
pop the question has actually been hanging around the girl's neck for more than a year!
explain. A man called Terry wanted to give his girlfriend Anna something
special to celebrate their one year anniversary. His solution? To carve with
his very own Australian hands a pendant made of Huon pine, a native Tasmanian wood.
Anna know that inside the already romantic token lay a much more meaningful
gem—an engagement ring that would hang, unseen around her neck for 18 whole
months, upon which time Terry would drop to his knees, crack open the wooden
encasement and pop the question.
"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. [When I went down on one knee] 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. 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 idiot!', which was a hilarious mix of happy and angry. 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."