The refrigerator may seem like an unusual place to pop the question. But when Donnie McGilvray of Tain, Scotland, discovered his girlfriend´s name on a Coke bottle, he knew he had found the perfect way to propose.
“Eloise always checks shops for stuff with her name on it, but never finds anything," Donnie explains. "I knew that Eloise was available on Coke bottles and checked every bottle that came in to the supermarket where I work.”
didn’t find her name in the store, Donnie went online to check my
“I knew she would love it if I proposed to her with something with her name on it. I was thrilled to find glass bottles,” he recalls. “By this time I thought I was also going to use ‘Will’ and ‘Mhairi’, a Scottish name that sounds like Marry. But when I typed in M, Marry came up, as did all the other words that I needed.”
Once the bottles arrived, and were carefully hidden in the
garage, Donnie went to work to find the engagement ring. He says he knew then
that the ring would be the "ice,"
perfectly placed in a
asked Eloise to put the milk away in the fridge one evening, she had no idea
what was coming next. Six Coke bottles were arranged to read: "Beautiful Eloise Will You Marry Me," with the ring stashed in the
When she opened the door and saw the message, she was silent for a few moments before letting out a huge scream.
“'You've got my name!' she yelled. I asked her to pass me the glass, taking out the ring and proposing personally. She had tears in her eyes and a huge smile and said yes!” reminisces Donnie.
A few days
later, after announcing the engagement to their families, the couple posted a
picture of Donnie´s unique proposal to
What happened next blew the couple away. The proposal quickly took the Interent by storm, generating coverage across all walks of media and receiving more than 1 million likes.
“We we were
so happy and thought it would be fun to share the news with
The couple has been overwhelmed by the well wishes and congratulations that have poured in from around the world.
Donnie says that the Share a Coke bottles have been stored away as keepsakes, and that the wedding is planned for summer 2016.