Woman Goes Viral for Dressing Up Like a Bush to Secretly Take Sister’s Proposal Photos

You’ve got to admire the high level of dedication one woman has for sister, after she dressed up like a bush so she could secretly take photos of her sister’s engagement.

Therese Merkel is super close to her sister, Rachel. The two are just a year apart and are the best of friends. So, it was not surprising that Rachel’s boyfriend, Andrew Philibeck, would approach her for help when he felt ready to pop the big question and ask her hand in marriage.

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While Andrew had some pretty hilarious ideas for the proposal, he and Therese later agreed on a sweet, private moment as he and Rachel walked in the woods.

Therese was so excited about the proposal that she even suggested she should hide in the bushes to take photos so the two could have some pictures of the special moment without her sister knowing she’s there.

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Andrew loved the idea. He loved it so much, in fact, that he would actually buy a ghillie suit that resembles twigs and leaves so she could easily blend in with the surroundings.

To create the romantic mood on the day Andrew planned to propose, they decorated the spot with some glowing lanterns and sunflowers, Rachel’s favorite blooms. Then, Therese hid in the bushes and waited for the couple.

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From her spot, she was able to have a clear view of what happening – and snap a number of pictures, too!

Sister got engaged this weekend and I dressed as a bush in the wilderness to watch/capture the moment. We are 1 yr apart.. why are our lives so different rofl,” Therese later posted on her Twitter account.

Photo credit: Therese Merkel / Twitter

Netizens loved the brilliant idea! And her sister didn’t even have a clue she was actually there until she burst out of the bushes, shouting with delight when her sister said “yes”! Talk about being the most supportive sister in the world!