Proposing to your partner could be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of your life.
Options of how to pop the big question are seemingly endless. Some like to keep it sweet and simple and get down on one knee at home, there’s also the option of a romantic meal.
But with the boom of social media, and people posting their special moment online for all to see, proposals are becoming more extravagant.
Jamie Ford created an exceptionally romantic message to pop the question, which left his partner looking like a ‘deer in the headlights’, reports Glasgow Live.
During a flight over Scotland, the 26-year-old had cleverly coordinated every detail so when they flew over one beach it had ‘Anna, will you marry me?’ written on the sand.
After they landed, he then got down on one knee to propose in person.
And his efforts were worth it, because stunned Anna Pond said yes.
The engineer, from West Yorkshire, decided to jet off to Barra to pull off the romantic gesture because the couple had fallen in love with Scotland during previous visits.
Crew members conducted several trial flights before the big day, and Jamie admitted he was nervous in the weeks leading up to the event.
Anna’s initially looked like a ‘deer in the headlights’, according to Jamie, but was then very happy.
Sharing the news on Facebook, Jamie praised flight operator Loganair for arranging the special surprise.
“Loganair and Barra Airport absolutely nailed this!
“Thank you so much for making this possible! You have made this trip incredibly special.
“We will never forget this!
“That’s right… I proposed on a DHC-6 Twin Otter over Barra Airport!
“I love you Anna, here is to many more adventures.”
Jamie’s post has attracted hundreds of likes and comments from social media users who were delighted by the wonderful proposal.
Emily Kathryn wrote: “This has made my day!
“Congratulations to you two!”
Ross James Hinchliffe said: “Congrats guys!
“That’s awesome ! I’m so happy for you both!”
Emily Frances Lunn commented: “This is so sweet. Congratulations”
Louise Forde replied: “Aww that’s so lovely congratulations to you both.”
Speaking after the proposal, Jamie said: “I kind of knew it was going to be aviation-related.
“I’d been in touch with Barra airport.
“We both love Scotland.
“It’s little romantic Island.
“It was a no-brainer really.
“They had a few trial runs to make sure it worked.
“I don’t know what I would have done if they said no.
“The credit really belongs to Logan Air and Barra airport.
“Once they said they were planning to write it out on the sand that’s when I got really excited.
“I was nervous in the two weeks leading up to it because we didn’t know what the weather and tide would be like.
“The only way to describe it is perfect.”
“Luckily there was no one else called Anna on the plane.
“Her initial reaction was like a deer in headlights.
“I was quite nervous for those few moments, but obviously she said yes.
“No one else noticed until we landed, it wasn’t until then that everyone did a wee cheer and clap.
“It went down better than I thought it would.”
Having played their part, Loganair shared news of the (successful) proposal on social media along with the caption: “The Barra beach landing will always be a special experience – it’s the world’s only scheduled air service where you land on the beach!
“However to some it’s even more memorable than that… congratulations to Jamie and Anna who got engaged on our flight above Traigh Mhor Beach!”