Awwwwww.....I love this story!
Clifton Smith, 25, of Clarksville, Tenn.wanted a proposal as big as his love for his girlfriend, Rachel Weekly, so he got her dad to cut a giant one acre heart in his field, so Clifton could create something memorable. Then Clifton went to every thrift shop he could find to get enough sheets for his plan. "I went around and collected 42 sheets and cut those into uniformed strips and built the letters from there, using staples and wood to piece them together", he says.
Rachel had no idea what was in store for her when he asked her to join him for a casual plane ride overlooking some land as part of his "graduate work." The pilot, a family friend, was totally on board to help with the proposal.
"I told her a story that it had to do with some of my graduate work," Smith said. "My roommate and I were supposed to go up, and he conveniently backed out a couple days before so she could go up. I told her we could fly over the farm before getting to the school stuff. She was really excited because we were getting close and she could see her neighbor's houses, and then we get right over her parent's house and she could see what it said."
Suddenly, Rachel realized what was actually happening. "Once we saw the big heart in the field and the letters I turned around and looked at him and he had the box out and I said, 'Yes,' and started crying," Weakley said. "It was just awesome. It was unbelievable."
The happy couple plans to wed next March.