Man spends 3 years proposing to GF via love letters -- but she never notices until one day

Most proposals are planned with loads of time and effort, but one guy went the extra mile and spent three years to ensure that he could spring the perfect surprise.

When Timothy and Candice first got together in 2013, he began writing love letters to her. Each one contained part of a secret message, but she never noticed.

Once Timothy hit 14 notes, the couple sat down and read each of them. The full message was eventually revealed through the first capital letter of each note.

According to Bored Panda, the sweet gesture made Candice 'burst into tears'.

She told Daily Mail Australia, "I am very difficult to surprise so this totally caught me off guard. Tim is always like this. He’s genuinely a thoughtful and romantic kind of guy."

On the duo's wedding day, Timothy even serenaded Candice with a song that he had written two months into their relationship.

Check out pictures from their wedding in Sydney, courtesy of Ann Marie Yuen Photography, in the gallery above.