This is the moment a beach proposal went horribly wrong when the happy couple’s toddler dropped the ring in the sea.
When fiancé-to-be Luke got on one knee for his partner Stephanie in Hervey Bay, Australia, their two-year-old daughter, Harper Jane, plucked the jewelry from the ring box to give it to her mother.
Unfortunately, the tot’s grip wasn’t secure enough and she fumbled with the ring, which fell through the gaps in the planks of the wooden walkway that was to be the romantic site of the engagement.
It then crashed into the sea as papa Luke struggled to save it.
Luke posted a clip of the mishap on TikTok and said, “Kids are fast, a lot faster than you think – I didn’t really realize she got it.”
The footage shows Luke bravely diving to save the ring while the couple’s friend yells that the water is too shallow to jump in.
The adrenaline-filled husband has since admitted he was airborne when he heard the Warner and that he had to “sacrifice the left side of my body and [do a] Starfish”.
“I still have a bit of an earache,” he adds.
Apparently, his friends had even joked about him dropping the ring and suggested he tie fishing line around it, just in case.
Luckily, the couple got the precious accessory back thanks to the clear waters of Hervey Bay.
They say if it fell in the water by the Gold Coast house, it would be gone forever.
The only thing lost was Luke’s earlobe stretcher, but that was far preferable to losing the ring.
The two insist they don’t blame the little girl for the fall, saying, “It wasn’t Harpie’s fault.”
Stephanie said that “essentially Luke also wanted to ask Harpie because Luke is actually Harper’s stepfather”.
“I’m committed to both, so I felt like both should be present,” added Luke.
He concluded by saying: “It’s just funny. Even if we had lost (the ring), there would have been humor in it – only sadness too.
“This will go down in the history books for us.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6249032/wedding-proposal-goes-wrong-daughter-drops-ring-sea/ Watch the marriage proposal go horribly wrong as the couple’s two-year-old daughter DROPS into the sea