A lofty proposal: ‘Marry Me’ etched in snow, seen from above

NEVIS, Minnesota (AP) – An aviation student in northern Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing ‘Marry Me’ in the snow, then flying his long-time girlfriend over his handiwork.

Gavin Becker enlisted his family’s help to pen the life-changing question using a snow blower on the frozen Eight Crow Wing Lake near Nevis.

Ed Becker, Gavin’s father, told KARE-TV that it took about four-and-a-half hours to create the 7.5-metre-tall letters and a huge heart.

Gavin Becker, a University of North Dakota aviation student, then rented a plane and took his high-school sweetheart, Olivia Toft, for a trip over the lake Sunday.

Toft, realising it was snow joke, told him “yes.”

Gavin Becker proposes to his long-time girlfriend Olivia Toft on Eight Crow Wing Lake near Nevis, Minnesota, January 7. – AP