How a drone or two could make your engagement take flight
Marriage proposals are set to go viral. Katie Wright reports
When asking the love of your life for their hand in marriage, you obviously want everything to go perfectly, but the more complicated the question-popping scenario, the more chance there is that something will go awry.
Just ask Tristan McGann, whose cliff-top proposal made headlines in March when the remote-controlled flying drone that was supposed to deliver the ring to girlfriend Stephanie released its precious cargo too early and nearly dumped it into the Pacific Ocean.
Luckily, a friend who was on hand to witness the big moment found the ring.
Stephanie said yes, and they all lived happily ever after.
Hot on the heels of this narrowly-averted disaster, Drones Direct.co.uk has launched a service that promises to take the stress out of the occasion.
The Wedding Proposal Package includes the hire of two drones - one to deliver the ring and one to film the event - with qualified pilots to steer them and high-definition video footage to take home.
"We were inspired to launch the service following an inquiry by an ambitious romantic who unfortunately got cold feet," says MD Tim Morley.
"We thought it was a great idea so decided to offer the opportunity to others using our in-house resources, incorporating our very best test drones and qualified pilots."
It'll cost you, though - £4,494.95 to be precise and that doesn't include the ring - but it'll make for an excellent engagement anecdote, not to mention that an elaborate video might garner you 15 minutes of fame if it goes viral.
"The package gives the happy couple chance to relive the special moment again, and share footage of the moment with friends and family on social media," Morley says. "It's ideal for capturing reactions and stunning location backdrops, as well as adding a brilliantly romantic story to the proposal."
If you do decide to go ahead with an airborne proposal, you would be better sure that the object of your affections is going to say yes, because no one wants to end up on a YouTube compilation of Public Marriage Proposal Fails.