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It took many years and a couple kids, but Matthew McConaughey is now a married man. He got hitched to Camila Alves on June 9.

Literally, how did the actor arrive at that union? How did he propose to his beautiful girlfriend?

“At Christmas time, we go around our family and everyone takes turns opening presents. So I had wrapped the engagement ring in about eight different boxes deep, so she would keep opening boxes to get with it,” McConaughey said Tuesday The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

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“We finally got to her, and I’m calling my family over. She gets to it, she opens it up, her eyes go wide. I take a knee and I ask her, ‘Will you marry me and take my name?'”

How did Alves respond to the star who bares almost all in this Magic Mike trailer?

“The first word out of her mouth was not ‘yes.’ I’m not gonna say what it was. But I did say, ‘Look, I’m down on a knee. I’ll stay here awhile. I will outlast you.’ And I did! She conceded.”

As for the wedding itself? McConaughey said his fiancee had the idea to simply put up tents in the backyard in order to construct a “village” and have their friends/family members just camp out for three full days.

Sounds very much like this laid back couple, as does the following story about one gift they received on their big day:

“[My friend] gave us a sword with a big card that says, ‘For the couple that has everything. Swing your sword!'”