Disney fan? Take a look at this perfect Tangled-themed proposal
05 Feb 2018
When you thought you'd seen it all, this beautiful Tangled-themed proposal started with a jigsaw piece 18 months previous...
Guy Perkins, based in Monaco, began his grand proposal plan with a 521-piece bespoke wooden jigsaw from Wentworth Puzzles.
Based on an intricate puzzle of Montenegro and featuring clues such as Rapunzel's tower, a suitcase, a boat, and of course - a ring, Guy presented a jigsaw piece to Malin on their first anniversary in 2016 and then every day after for 18 months.
On her 24th birthday, Guy also presented Malin with a large wooden box with a timer set on it for 364 days and 12 hours to be kept secret until 11th October 2017, her 25th birthday. When the timer hit zero, Malin opened the box to find a safe and three letters which in turn advised her that she wouldn't see Guy for the next two days and instructed her to travel alone to Montenegro to meet him.
On arrival at the airport, Malin was chauffeured to the hotel in a car that contained a fourth letter guarded by Pascal - Rapunzel's faithful chameleon companion from the film. Malin was then escorted to the hotel spa where she was preened and pampered, before her dress was unveiled - a beautiful replica of Rapunzel's own purple design.
Malin walked down the lantern-lit path and to the shore where Guy awaited her aboard their own private boat. Following a champagne toast, Guy got down on one knee and proposed to Maln with another nod to Disney's much celebrated cinematic - a wooden ring. And if that wasn't magical enough, a private firework display to Wake Me Up Before You Go - Malin's favourite song, made the moment even more memorable.
Commenting on the whole idea, Guy said: "Keeping all of this from Malin for the past 18 months has been incredibly hard, but it was absolutely worth it and so much fun. We both loved every minute of it and the suspense built up by the jigsaw was just perfect."
Malin said: "It turns out the puzzle pieces were not only symbols for our life together – each of them were also a clue to what was about to happen: it all started on my birthday, I then left my tower, took my suitcase, boarded the flight, sailed in the boat to the island where I finally got the ring. It’s still hard for me to comprehend that Guy had planned the whole proposal in detail from the moment I received that first, little wooden puzzle piece, back on our first anniversary, 521 days earlier."