UK man secretly proposes to girlfriend every day for a month without her realising

Edi Okoro secretly proposing to girlfriend
UK man Edi Okoro took the ring with him everywhere in the lead up to the proposal, resulting in a hilarious photo opportunity. Photo credit: Facebook/ Edi Okoro.

A UK man has captured hearts around the world after documenting his proposal journey, secretly photographing his now-fiancé every day with the engagement ring for a month without her noticing.

Edi Okoro, 30, took the ring with him everywhere in the lead-up to proposing to girlfriend Cally Read, resulting in hilarious photos not normally seen in your typical engagement album. 

In the photo album, which has racked up more than 80,000 likes and 60,000 shares on Facebook, snaps include Okoro balancing the ring on his girlfriend's back while she browses her phone, hiding it around the corner when she gets home from work, and even holding it above her head while she looks through some binoculars. 

In the caption, Okoro explains the inspiration came from his personality as "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," he explained. 

"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'." 

Okoro says it made it "even more of a challenge", because the moment he planned a special holiday or meal, his partner would have "clocked on". 

Okoro's girlfriend remained blissfully unaware of the photographs.
Okoro's girlfriend remained blissfully unaware of the photographs. Photo credit: Facebook.

"Because of this, I took the ring with me everywhere hoping the moment would arise in line with my spontaneous style," he said.

"After a month or so of waiting for the right moment, I was sitting on the sofa admiring [the ring] and it hit me! All these missed opportunities mixed in with the thought - Cally doesn't know I have the ring! I should just start documenting these moments!

"This escalated quickly into trying to get as many photos of Cally with the ring without her knowing!"

Even out shopping Okoro took the opportunity for a snap.
Even out shopping Okoro took the opportunity for a snap. Photo credit: Facebook.

When Newshub contacted Okoro, he said the resulting media storm meant they were declining to comment, but was happy for the photos to be shared. One thing he wouldn't share is how the real proposal went down - but judging by this photo, it was pretty successful. 

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