Poor Ferdinando Beneventi, 27, panicked so much when he went to pop the question that he completely lost grip of the engagement band that was meant to seal the deal.
Before he could do anything to stop it, it fell into the waters under the Rialto Bridge. Oops!
Thankfully, this love story has a happy ending, as specialist divers were able to recover the sparkler from the Grand Canal.
And it eventually found its rightful place on his fiancée's finger after Cettina Romana, 25, accepted his clumsy proposal.
At least it will make a good story at the wedding!
By Kirsty Dewhurst
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