BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England — When Rick Davies took his girlfriend, Diana, on an airplane ride, she may have suspected he was going to pop the question. What she couldn’t have known is how he was going to do it. And how did he do it? The only way fitting for a farmer: with a giant message plowed into a wheat field.
Davies killed off around £600 worth of his family’s crop to write the proposal, but it seems he thinks it was all worth it.
“I was really nervous about whether it was going to have worked,” he said. “But it worked out even better than I had hoped.”
Davies’ message, written in giant letters, says “DI WILL YOU MARRY ME?”.
“I used a weed killer that was sprayed onto a quad bike and I just spelled it out. But I had to leave it at least a week before we flew up, so I did it the week before the flight on May 4. When Di saw it she started crying, but when she stopped she couldn’t believe it had happened. Thankfully she said yes! It was perfect, exactly what I was hoping for.”
He then took his partner, Diana Cull, over the 20-acre field in a flight he won at a charity auction for £50. After seeing the message from the air, she began to cry and said yes. “It was the most fantastic moment of my life,” she said, “and it was a big fat yes.”
Rick was no doubt relieved, because he says he carried out the work while his dad was away from the farm.
“My dad would have been pretty annoyed if she had said no,” he jokes. “Hopefully he didn’t mind what I did. Looking back I was more nervous doing that than I was when we went up in the plane. If it was a mess I would have been a bit of a laughing stock. No-one knew what I was doing, not even the pilot, so it was a big shock and he didn’t really know what was going on.”
“I only have 51 weeks to wait until he’s my husband.” Says Diana. “He is very romantic. I am the luckiest lady alive.”
The couple is to be married in July of next year.
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