- A Free State maize and bean farmer went the extra mile to make his proposal to his girlfriend, Andrea Bierman, special and unique
- Tiaan de Wet planted his maize in a manner to read 'Marry me'
- He then took Bierman on a helicopter ride over the farm, where she read his thoughtful proposal
Tiaan de Wet, 25, popped the big question to Bierman, whom he had been dating for the past three years, by spelling out ‘Marry me’ in his maize fields and taking her on a helicopter ride to see it.
De Wet farms at Mooigelegen just outside of Kestell. However, de Wet said he did not cut the maize, it was planted that way long before.
Bierman, 22, told Maroela Media that she had no idea of her new fiancé’s plan.
“I did not expect it. Tiaan’s mother said the night before that the maize was damaged by hail. They said Tiaan’s dad will fly with the helicopter to assess the damage and I should come with. I believed the story!” Bierman said in Afrikaans.
Bierman said she was unsure if she wanted to go with because she did not feel like waking up so early. However, Tiaan woke her up with coffee in bed and she had no choice.
The 22-year-old beauty added she really did try to see any damage to the maize when she read the words.
She said she was initially confused about what was going on until she looked at de Wet, who started to laugh before he pulled out the ring.
“Everything happened so fast, I only realised later I never said ‘yes’! It made me feel so special,” Bierman added.
“The best of all is that most people who see the photo on social media think he carved out the words, but he did not. He planted it that way last year! He only waited for the rain so that it could grow,” she said.
Bierman said people asked them when they will get engaged a while back and her future father-in-law said it was going to rain one of these days. She never understood what he meant until now.
Briefly.co.za gathered the duo got engaged on 17 February and are set to tie the knot on 10 August this year.
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