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Monday, January 22 News

A lofty proposal: 'Marry Me' etched in snow, seen from above

NEVIS, Minn. (AP) — An aviation student in northern Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing "Marry Me" in the snow, then flying his long-time girlfriend over his handiwork.

Gavin Becker enlisted his family's help to pen the life-changing question using a snow blower on the frozen Eight Crow Wing Lake near Nevis.

Ed Becker, Gavin's father, tells KARE-TV that it took about 4½ hours to create the 25-foot-tall (7.5-meter-tall) letters and a huge heart.

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When Chris Morley proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Chelsea Newble, she quite literally could not believe it.

The couple, who notoriously play pranks on each other, were at a theme park when Chris got down on one knee and asked Chelsea to marry him. However, Chelsea immediately assumed it was a practical joke and told Chris to get up. With a bit of convincing Chelsea eventually realized that Chris was actually being serious and finally said yes.

The video was a huge hit on Facebook, where it was originally posted. Credit: Chris Morley via Storyful

Media: Storyful

Gavin Becker, a University of North Dakota aviation student, then rented a plane and took his high-school sweetheart, Olivia Toft, for a trip over the lake Sunday.

Toft, realizing it was snow joke, told him "yes."


Information from: KARE-TV, http://www.kare11.com