--topic should have read marriage proposal --
So I've been getting hints from my girl about how she would like to get proposed to, better put, I've been sneakily asking her questions on the topic to see what would make a memorable and breathtaking proposal. Though I'm sure she's on to me.
Here's what I've got in mind, but I need a little help finding an arial advertiser that will work with me to make it happen.
She's told me that she always thought the banner behind the airplane was pretty neat, and I know Fall is her Favorite time of year, and she loves the beauty of northern wisconsin, and also loves being out in a big boat.
So here's what I have in mind.....
Up in Bayfield, Wi there's an Aposle Island Cruise service. There's a morning cruise that starts at 10am and ends at 1:30 pm. It travels 55 miles, and goes around all the islands in the Apostle group.
I'm thinking the last day the cruise operates, October 15th.
The ring she wants (yes, I took her looking at a bunch of different places and just LISTENED to what she said), is white gold, with some small emerald cut diamonds going down each side of a larger pink saphire. We actually went to one place that took the time to pretty much put this ring together for her, and I went back later to get it set up on a payment plan. The lady who was working there that day told me to come back in on 8-12-06 because they're having a deal where you get to haggle to price, she told me I could probably get the $2500 ring for around $1200, maybe less if I play the game right (a friend of mine got a $500 watch from the same place during one of these events for $65)
My idea is to be on this cruz with her, ring in my pocket, during a gorgous scene around one of the islands, and have the plane fly over with the banner (banner would say something like, Crystal, you are my world, will you marry me?). If she doesn't notice the plane, I'll tell her to look, then while she's looking, pull the ring out, get down on one knee and wait for her to look back at me. Then see what happens. I would have the 'after proposa;' planned too. If she says yes, there'd be a private charter waiting to take us out to one of the islands to a hotel suite overlooking lake superior for a night or two, if she says no, well, then it's a day in bayfield being depressed and then a 400 mile drive home.
Now, I can get everything set up, everything except the plane. I've looked around on the net, and the places I have found won't do what I'm asking, because it's way out in the middle of nowhere and there's no 'noticable event'. What they'd be looking for is a small cruise ship around a certain area.
So, I'm wondering if anybody here on the forum knows someone with a plane who can do this for me. I'm willing to pay, and pretty nicely, but can't shell out more than $500-$750 for this. I'm not a wealthy man by far, but am willing to put myself in debt to make this happen and to make it as special for her as I possibly can.
Any thoughts, Ideas, Suggestions? I've never done this before, never really even thought of doing this before, but I know I want it to be something special.
[This message has been edited by FieroFanaticus2 (edited 07-14-2006).]