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Girl Dresses Up As A BUSH To Capture Her Sister’s Wedding Proposal

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Girl Dresses Up As A BUSH To Capture Her Sister’s Wedding Proposal

The weird and wholesome things people do for their family.

What are the relationship goals between siblings? It can really sound like a stretch for many to say that you and your sibling are so close with each other you are willing to dress as a bush for that person.

Sounds unbe-leaf-able? Well, that’s not the case for Therese Merkel who willingly dressed up to be a bush in ghillie suit. All for the sake of capturing the perfect moment unnoticed, unseen, all candid. Green Lemon will cover the adorable story for you!

Meet Rachel and Therese Merkel, they are sisters of 1-year apart.

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Speaking to BoredPanda, Therese spoke a little about her family and her sister’s fiance, “I live in Madison WI and do project management, Rachel lives in Milwaukee, WI but is a traveling nurse so she’s always moving around, and Andrew is from Greenbay, WI doing marketing and sales.”

She continued, ”The engagement took place at Picnic Point in Madison — Andrew called to get special permission to deck it out with Rachel’s favorite flowers (sunflowers) and lanterns. We used going to the Wisconsin Badger football game as a mechanism to get her to Madison.”

And then she shared the effort she put to capture that special moment for her sister.

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It started out as a joke.

“Andrew and I started [talking about it] a month prior. We had an hour-long phone call where he 1) asked for my approval to be wed (me and my sister are incredibly close, so I’m like the second string of parents he has to go through, haha, we didn’t make it easy) and then 2) come up with something great for this huge moment.

“We tossed some ideas back and forth and had the basics down like location and that I had to somehow be there videotaping it,” she continued. And after that, the two of them went to discuss what could happen while they took a walk at the said location. It was then when the idea popped in Therese’s head. As a joke.

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“I was like, ‘What if I was a bush?’ We geeked and Andrew is the one who really ran with it… I got this text later that night… it was then real. The ninja part is because he won American Ninja Warrior once which is just a side nugget fun fact.”

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“So my role in the engagement was to be there for her, not only to celebrate but also hype up her ring. It was very thicc. But apart from being in the special moment, I taped the whole thing aka, despite popular belief, I actually didn’t take any pics, those were done by Taylor and from a different hiding spot.”

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First attempt: struggling to get the ring out of pocket.

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Second attempt: she said yes!

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“I was in the bushes for minutes, but after Taylor spilled the beans that Rachel and Andrew weren’t alone, I revealed my organic-looking self by chanting ‘SHE SAID YES, SHE SAID YES.’ Rachel was very confused and I was legit crying tears of joy because of how special the whole event was.

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She continued with this wholesome message, “The bush was one of the 4932 things Andrew did to make the day super awesome and family-oriented. Everything and everyone (both of our immediate fams was gathered for a surprise after-party) involved in that day were there to shower love on these two and thank God for bringing them together.

“Maybe it’s not even the fact that I was a bush that went viral… it may just be the warmth people feel when they know how far a sister duo will go for each other.”

Indeed she wasn’t wrong.

Because look at how happy people are for them all!

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