A man recently proposed to his girlfriend on a flight – then married her on the plane!
Jurgen Bogner and Nathaly Eiche departed from Vienna as partners and landed in Athens as husband and wife on their honeymoon.
The two-hour flight was passing by normally enough, until a choir singing Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” appeared. Bogner then got on his knee and proposed to Eiche. After she accepted, the surprises continued, as Bogner then produced rings, wedding outfits, witnesses and an officiant for a marriage ceremony.
The bride was walked down the airplane aisle to the strings of a violin, holding a bouquet of white roses. The couple were married at 35,000 feet. Blogger Tatjana Catic recorded the proceeding through her social media channels, including videos of parts of the ceremony on her Instagram.
Austrian Airlines knew of Bogner’s plan, and helped him carry it through, even providing a wedding cake for him and his new wife.
A 38-year old man proposed to his girlfriend in secret over 5 months. Ray Smith, from Grimsby, UK, was thinking of unusual ways to propose to his pregnant girlfriend, Claire Bramley, when inspiration struck. He played with idea of proposing to her in a hot air balloon and read up on flash mobs, but settled on his project of taking photos of the couple every day for 5 months with a “will you marry me?” message hidden in each one.
Telling his girlfriend that he was taking pictures for their future baby, the idea still wasn’t without challenges: “I told her I was taking the pictures to track the progress of the baby, which was a little bit of a ruse. Sometimes she wanted to see the pictures so I had to take more than one – one with the card and one without.”
Smith took a total of 148 photos. His project culminated on Christmas day, when Claire was shown a video compilation of the photos. Happily, she accepted the proposal: “I was totally surprised, but in hindsight it’s exactly the kind of thing he does…I said yes straight away, I didn’t need to think about it, she said.