Tim Tebow has earned his fair share of rings during his football career but now he’s the one giving one out, and it’s almost as big.
The former NFL quarterback turned baseball player proposed to girlfriend Nel-Peters Wednesday at his family’s farm outside of Jacksonville, Florida after flying her family and friends in from her native South Africa.
Nel-Peter’s isn’t shy to the spotlight herself being former Miss Universe.
PEOPLE has a play-by-play of how it all went down –
The couple took a stroll on the property and stopped next to a small lake, where Tebow had installed an arbor and a specially made bench that was engraved with the date the couple first met.
For about five minutes, Tebow and Nel-Peters talked about their relationship and its future in hushed tones before Tebow, 31, dropped to one knee. “Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, I love you,” he said. “Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, will you marry me?”
As Nel-Peters said yes, Tebow slipped a 7.25-carat solitaire ring on her finger. “This ring is internally flawless,” he said. “Just like you.”
Then Tebow had another surprise. South African singer Matthew Mole stepped out from behind a hay bale and serenaded the couple with The Wedding Song, one of their favorite songs.
Here are some images from the proposal, courtesy of Photographer Kelly Braman followed by pictures of Nel-Peters.