Newly engaged Gavin Becker just set the bar to a sky-high level for marriage proposals.
The aviation student in northern Minnesota carved out a giant heart in the snow with the words “Marry Me” on top. Then he took his girlfriend for an airplane ride to get an aerial view of his creation.
Gavin’s father Ed Becker told KARE-TV that the idea came about as the family sat around chatting about ways he could propose to his now-fiancée, Olivia Toft.
That’s when they reminisced how Gavin had asked Olivia to their high school prom by painting, “Olivia, you ROCK,” on a rock.
The marriage proposal idea grew from there.
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The University of North Dakota aviation student saw his proposal to fruition by enlisting his family for help. His father told KARE-TV that it took them about four and a half hours to complete the design, with letters that were 25 feet long.
Gavin used a snowblower to pen the romantic message in front of the family’s In-We-Go Resort on a frozen lake. Then he rented a plane and flew Toft over the lake to see — and she said yes.
He told the news station it was a labor of love for a woman the Beckers are excited about welcoming into their family.
“We are definitely fond of Olivia,” Ed Becker said. “They’re a good, faith-based couple trying to figure out what their future is.”
This Fox News piece is used by permission; the Associated Press contributed.