A woman dressed up as a huge bush to secretly capture her sister's marriage proposal.
Therese Merkel, 23, donned the hilarious disguise after being asked to capture the exact moment by future brother-in-law Andrew Philibeck.
Andrew proposed to girlfriend Rachel, 22, at a secluded picnic spot surrounded by lanterns and Rachel's favourite plants, sunflowers.
But little did Rachel know her sister was just yards away, hidden amongst the shrubbery in a head-to-toe outfit made to resemble a rugged bush.
Therese revealed herself after Rachel said yes by jumping from the bush and shouting "she said yes"
She then posed for the camera in her hilarious outfit a Picnic Point in Madison, Wisconsin.
The committed sister shared the images on Twitter , writing: "Sister got engaged this weekend and I dressed as a bush in the wilderness to watch/capture the moment.
"We are 1 [year] apart … why are our lives so different rofl."
The post generated a huge response with 180,000 likes in a matter of days.
Therese described how the idea of dressing as a bush came about.
She said: "We tossed some ridiculous ideas around such as faking an injury and having Philibeck disguise himself as a medic.
“But we thought that was too aggressive.”
She added that when they thought about dressing as a bush - Andrew "really went for it" and bought a whole ghillie suit - a camouflage forest hunting 4-Piece + Bag.
Thanks to the suit, the whole proposal was captured on camera including the romantic poem Philibeck read to his new fiancée.
Therese added: "While I was hiding, I had the perfect view of the whole thing."