Coogee beach marriage proposal goes wrong in front of shocked onlookers

The picture-perfect moment at Coogee was almost ruined by an unexpected mishap.

One couple's milestone moment was almost picture perfect, until the idyllic proposal took a turn for the worse.

Over the weekend, evening beachgoers at Coogee Beach couldn't miss the newest addition to the public space as bright letters spelling "MARRY ME" were positioned in the sand, accompanied by countless lights and a red carpet.

The Sydney couple's set-up attracted attention as hundreds of onlookers witnessed the public display of affection. The crowd cheered in response to Zay getting down on one knee to ask his partner Sai to marry him, to which she accepted.

The couple Zay and Sai on the beach at Coogee.
Sai was in shock as her parter knelt down on one knee to ask the important question. Source: Instagram / wasaibi.xo

The proposal was caught on camera, however, the happy moment was quickly dampened when the couple started to frantically search for the engagement ring after dropping it in the sand.

Many onlookers jumped to their aid and helped with their search efforts as others watched on with bated breath. Thankfully, the ring was found and was safely returned to Sai's finger.

The couple Zay and Sai, pictured at Sydney Harbour, involved in the Coogee Beach proposal..
Engaged couple Zay and Sai who took part in an elaborate marriage proposal at Coogee
beach. Source: Instagram / wasaibi.xo

Social media respond to PDA

The bride-to-be took to Instagram and shared her happy news with social media followers.

"I said YES!! Completely taken by surprise and completely in love. I never could have imagined a proposal as perfect and magical as the one you gave me," she wrote.

After a video of the proposal was posted online, Sai shared some insights in response to the hairy moment.

"Pro tip from my fiancé: don't propose with a loose ring on sand," she joked.

The post was flooded with congratulatory messages as well as some women sharing their thoughts on such a public proposal.

"Public proposals are my biggest nightmare," one commented.

"I would just die. I’ve warned my boyfriend, he does it, I will embarrass him even more and say no," another wrote.

Despite differing public opinion, the newly engaged couple seem to be on cloud nine as they begin to plan their lives together.

"I am so grateful to have you as my partner, my best friend, and now, my fiancé," Sai said.

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