Seen by WGN-TV reporter Shannon Halligan as she flew by in SkyCam9. A Valentine Marriage Proposal In Snow tracked down the happy couple.
Marriage Proposal In Snow
Gentlemen, it’s guys like this, in upping the game, who really challenge us to bring it.
If you were a downtown worker or resident in skyscrapers overlooking Maggie Daley park (or flying in a helicopter) you couldn’t miss it.
“Marry Me” it said. Spoiler alert: She said yes.
The asker?: Bob Lempa. And he had a grand idea for the proposal.
His girlfriend Peggy Baker was one of those people working in the Blue Cross Blue Shield building looking down on the park. Would she see the message?
So how do you plan a thing like this?
- Scout the location
- Decide the size of the message
- Make sure there’s snow
Those are 45 ft tall and 31 ft wide letters! It took him 6 hours to write.
OK let’s say you want to make this kind of public expression. What do you have to do?
Here’s some ideas to get your plan in action:
- Anything Outdoors
- On the top of a mountain summit
- At the top of the tallest building in the city
- In a helicopter
- On a glass top boat on the Chicago River
- At a Chicago Beach (written in sand)
- With friends and family nearby
- With a flash mob
- Skying (written in snow)
Check out this Airplane Failure Marriage Proposal
Or this Firefighter Proposal
However you do it, it only matters that you do it with heart. Focus on the moment. Plan what you’re going to say. Make sure you have a photographer nearby (or a helicopter) to candidly take pictures.
This will be one of those many moments that will be forever etched in your minds.
If you happen to do it in public, in a big way, you’re sharing the gift of your love with the world.
And we could always use more of that!