| Flotsam |

Giant Letters Painted in Field Spell Proposal for UM Student

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Asking your girlfriend to marry you by hiring a plane to spell it out in the sky is so over. Nope, now you have to take your girlfriend up in a plane and have the question spelled out in giant letters on the ground. That's the new trend. Florencia Gonzalez, a student studying architecture at the University of Miami, was the lucky recipient of the surprise and proposal.

Gonzalez and her boyfriend, Crew Feary, had been dating for years, and apparently it took Feary almost as long to plan the proposal.

According to WESH, Feary, who works in West Palm Beach, secured a vacant lot near Gonzalez's parents' home in Altamonte Springs and had friends and family members help him paint the message in the field.

He then borrowed his boss's small plane and told Gonzalez they were going up for a business party for her parents. Gonzalez was busy surveying her family's house from above before she noticed the giant question.

"It didn't hit me at first. I just saw the writing, and then I figured out what it said," Florencia Gonzalez told the news station. "I started crying. It was really, really cute."

"When she turned around, I already had the ring out in my hand," Feary added. "It went perfect, without a hitch. She had no idea."

They then landed, and a surprise engagement party was waiting at her parents' house.

No word yet on whether the couple has optioned the story for an ending in a Hollywood romantic comedy.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.