Drone Operator Captures Proposal on Frozen Lake in Michigan

A drone operator flying his device above the frozen waters of Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac filmed a couple’s proposal after they had taken a stroll out onto the ice on February 13.

“I was out to capture images of the rare blue ice that came ashore in Mackinaw City earlier this week and, as I was preparing the shot setting for my next pass, I thought I saw someone slip on the ice,” the operator, Ryan Latourette, told Storyful.

“I quickly realized it wasn’t a slip, but was instead a marriage proposal,” he added.

Following the special event, Latourette revealed that he shared his footage with the couple after approaching them on their way home, leaving the pair with quite the Valentine’s weekend to remember. Credit: Ryan Latourette via Storyful