Over-the-top, step-by-step, choreographed marriage proposals that are recorded and shared with the world can’t help coming off as irksome.
You know, something like this 29-minute “episode.”
But the video we’re about to discuss is not a feature length film that’s been touched up to impress strangers. This video is about a man who proposed to the love of his life while on a small plane and immediately puked his guts out.
Twenty-six-year-old Darrell Hamilton Jr. of California, who goes by D-HAM HAMILTON on YouTube, where he uploaded the video, had planned the perfect proposal: a private plane ride, a ring and a big question for Rheanna Lopez, 35.
What he didn’t account for was motion sickness that was probably complicated by nerves.
“I started to get motion sickness because I was messing with my electronics too much,” Hamilton told the New York Post. “That’s when I felt sick real fast. It didn’t help that the pilot kept tilting the plane to give us a good view.”
“I held it as long as I could. I remember feeling really horrible and wanting to hurry up to find the sign,” he added. “I just wanted to get it over with. We found my cousin’s property and I told her, ‘Do you see anything in the back yard?'”
Hamilton had arranged for a sign to be held up back on solid ground that his girlfriend was supposed to see so he could present the ring.
That backyard sign apparently had a typo. It said “Merry me.” Lopez didn’t end up seeing it.
Hamilton knew he was going to hurl and went through with the proposal anyway.
“She kept looking but I couldn’t wait any longer,” he said. “I didn’t even ask her — I just showed her the ring and took a deep breath.”
The look on her face was priceless.
But for better or for worse means just that. Lopez ignored the turbulence and provided the smoothest of landings.
She said yes.