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UK man who went viral for his creative proposal cancels wedding the day before after Covid-19 result

Daring boyfriend who famously proposed to his girlfriend for a month without her knowing gets Covid the DAY before their wedding in the UK – and has to cancel at a moment’s notice

  • Man known for his creative proposal cancels wedding after Covid-19 diagnosis
  • Edi Okoro, 32 tested positive to the virus on Friday, moments before wedding
  • Couple posted news to Facebook, revealing they legally married in the lead up
  • Okoro made headlines in 2019 after elaborate proposal to Cally Read, 30 

A fiancé who melted hearts with his secret month-long proposal to his girlfriend, has been struck down with Covid just a day before the wedding.

Edi Okoro, 32, and Cally Read, 30, were forced to cancel their wedding ceremony moments before the event after Mr Okoro tested positive to coronavirus.

‘Absolutely gutting, to have to cancel our wedding the day before because of a positive Covid test,’ the couple said.

Cally Read, 30, and Edi Okoro, 32, were forced to cancel their wedding just a day prior after Mr Okoro tested positive for Covid-19

‘After months of preparation and like so many others already having to reschedule due to our good friend Covid we’ve had to cancel our wedding ceremony.

‘We are absolutely devastated not just for us but our family, friends, venues and suppliers.’

The couple shared the devastating news came after four rapid lateral tests and a confirmed lab result revealed Mr Okoro had Covid-19.

‘It’s been so difficult over this pandemic to have been looking forward to such a momentous occasion and in a moment to have it cancelled, adds to the already bitter taste.’ they said.

Mr Okoro and Ms Read said they were still grateful they managed to get legally married earlier in the week, during the lead up to the ceremony. 

Mr Okoro and Ms Read said they were still grateful they managed to get legally married earlier in the week, during the lead up to the ceremony

Mr Okoro and Ms Read said they were still grateful they managed to get legally married earlier in the week, during the lead up to the ceremony

The couple said they were ‘doing ok’ and were in the process of rescheduling the wedding.

Mr Okoro, who lives in Herefordshire England, won praise in 2019 for his elaborate proposal to his now wife, Ms Read after he bought a diamond ring but didn’t want to rush into proposing.

While waiting for the right moment to pop the question, Mr Okoro took daring photos of the ring in plain sight of his unsuspecting partner.

‘Those who have gone through this (and those who will soon find out), you want to propose in a way that speaks to you as a person and couple,’ he told Daily Mail Australia at the time.

‘Some plan a flash mob, a fancy meal, or even arrange a marry me sign. I couldn’t do this because “Edi doesn’t plan”… I’m a spontaneous improviser.’ 

While waiting for the right moment to pop the question, Mr Okoro took daring photos of the ring in plain sight of his unsuspecting partner

While waiting for the right moment to pop the question, Mr Okoro took daring photos of the ring in plain sight of his unsuspecting partner 

This is the ring in her collection of jewellery

And this was the loved-up couple on a daytime stroll

But things quickly escalated to the point where Edi put the ring in her jewellery box for two days without her knowing and placed it in her hand while she was asleep

Hoping the moment would ‘arise’ Mr Okoro began documenting the elaborate scheme in a series of hilarious photos over a period of four weeks.  

He first took photos with the ring while her back was turned or while she was buying something from a store.

But things quickly escalated to the point where Edi put the ring in her jewellery box for two days without her knowing and placed it in her hand while she was asleep.  

He first took photos with the ring while her back was turned or while she was buying something from a store.

But things quickly escalated to the point where Edi put the ring in her jewellery box for two days without her knowing and placed it in her hand while she was asleep.  

‘The idea was to take as many photos, in more daring scenarios, until I found the perfect moment to propose or until I got caught, at which point I would propose,’ he said. 

For four weeks he playfully played the game until the moment finally arose

For four weeks he playfully played the game until the moment finally arose

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk