- A young man once again proved South African men are romantic
- Thorne Rudman jetted off his girlfriend, Kayleigh Nichols, to Thailand
- Where he asked her to marry him while they were standing on a beautiful beach in the Koh Phi Phi Islands
Just when we think South African men could not get any more romantic, we came across the romantic story of Thorne Rudman.
Thorne Rudman set the bar high for other men who plan on popping the question anytime soon. The KwaZulu-Natal resident proposed to his girlfriend, Kayleigh Nichols, while they were on holiday in Thailand.
Rudman and Nichols had been dating for more than four-years before he finally asked her to marry him on Monday during a trip to the exotic Koh Phi Phi Islands in Thailand.
Speaking to Briefly.co.za, Rudman's mother, Mandy, explained her son had been planning the proposal for past couple of months.
Mandy added her son always joked Nichols would steer him towards jewellery shops when they visited the mall, but he told her he could not afford a ring.
Little did Nichols know her hubby-to-be already started saving up for her rock a while back and already had enough money to buy it.
So, taking the big step, Rudman bought the engagement ring and invited his future-in-laws to dinner on the 26th of July.
As every respectable man does, Rudman asked Nichols' parents' blessing to marry their daughter. With their blessing, Rudman hid the ring in his pocket and jetted off to Thailand with the love of his life on a trip they planned since January this year.
So, on Monday, 6 August, Rudman took Nichols to the breathtaking Koh Phi Phi Islands, where he went down on one knee.
Taking to Facebook, the beautiful newly-engaged Nichols wrote about her fiance's romantic proposal.
"The best day ever! From today, I get to call this man my fiancé... yes, he put a ring on it and it just so happened to be on the most breath taking Island - Koh Phi Phi. I love you Thorne Rudman," Nichols wrote.
Aw! We just can't wait to see their wedding photos. Congratulations to the happy couple.
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