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This man’s ‘secret’ 148-day proposal to his girlfriend has won over the Internet

This Grimsby couple got engaged after a 148-day 'secret' proposal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 17, 2016 2:02:59 pm
148-day proposal, romantic proposals, ray smith, claire bramley, grimsby couple, 148 selfie proposal Ray Smith even sought help from friends and colleagues for the proposal project. (Source: Youtube screenshot)

You’ve heard of romantic proposals, right? There are those that have been done over candlelit dinners, or having the question pop up on the big screen during a game? Or even during a romantic hot-air balloon ride? But what about proposing to your partner 148 times, without her even knowing it?

Ray Smith, 38, from Grimsby, UK, wanted to propose in a novel way to his girlfriend Claire Bramley, 33. According to a report, he wanted to do it during a hot-air balloon ride, but when Claire found out she was pregnant, that idea was tossed out. Ray started googling various ways to propose, and finally came up with his own unique way.

The elaborate proposal started July 31, 2015.

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Ray would strategically place “Will you marry me” cards while taking selfies or photos with friends and family, without Claire finding out. To pull off the proposal, Ray told his girlfriend that he wanted to keep a record of the pregnancy. “I told her I was taking the pictures to track the progress of the baby, which was a little bit of a ruse,” he added. “Sometimes she wanted to see the pictures so I had to take more than one – one with the card and one without.”

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Ray finally popped the question on Christmas Day last year, and Claire’s answer was… of course, yes!

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He uploaded a video with all the photos on his Youtube channel on January 3, 2016. The video starts off with the words: “I love you Claire Bramley and I love every second with you… So everyday since 31st July 2015 I have been wondering… How!, where and when I should ask you the most important question in the world…”

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The couple is due to tie the knot in 2017.

Watch the proposal video here.

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