If this isn't the proposal to top all proposals, then we don't know what is. And guys, take some serious notes. After a week of dating, Timothy Chee knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with his now-wife, Candice Catherine. A second week into their budding relationship, Chee sent Catherine a love letter that started with a big, bold "W." This moment sparked the very beginning of his three-year proposal. The love letters would eventually spell out "Will you marry me?"
"Tim and I didn't live far away from each other but we sent letters because the idea of having our hearts poured out in the form of paper meant we had tangible memories to look back on," Catherine told the Daily Mail Australia. "I am very difficult to surprise so this caught me totally off-guard!"
Three years and many love notes later, Chee took Catherine on a surprise trip to Hamilton Island, Australia, followed by a picnic at Watsons Bay, the location of their first date. There, he revealed the letters' hidden message.
"I woke up on the morning of December 16, 2015, with a letter next to me instructing me to get dressed and to only come out when I’m fully ready," Catherine explained. "As soon as I opened the door, I found rose petals and candles everywhere—my heart skipped a beat and I knew it was coming."
"He sat me down in the living room with all the letters that he had written to me on the table. We read them out one by one reliving the memories of our dating years. After we read all of them he then carefully arranged the letters and asked me to look at them."
When she finally noticed the message, she burst into tears, although she admitted her now-husband always had a thing for romantic gestures. On their wedding day, Chee sang a song he'd written for Catherine two months after they started dating, and had saved the piece of music for the special occasion.
"Tim is always like this. He's genuinely a thoughtful and romantic kind of guy," Catherine revealed.