A Bermuda beach served as a medium for a very romantic message recently, with a marriage proposal spelled out in the pink sands for the bride-to-be to see from above during an aerial tour, with the resulting engagement bathed in a uniquely island aura.
The message was created with the help of a group of young people from the Royal Bermuda Regiment, who received praise from the Bermuda Tourism Authority after lending a hand to the Massachusetts couple.
Five Royal Bermuda Regiment Junior Leaders, led by Maj. Henry Campbell and Lt. Claire Lightbourne, spent four hours at Warwick Long Bay using carved pieces of tarpaulin to spell out the phrase ‘Will you marry me?’ on the shoreline.
Later, as they flew over the beach, Adam Marshall popped the question to his girlfriend Kim, with his proposal and her positive response caught on film.
In an interview after the flight touched down Mr Marshall said: “I got to propose to my best friend so it was definitely a good day.”
“When I saw that written in the sand I was just shocked,” said the future Mrs Marshall once the flight touched down. “I think I may have started crying.”
“We are so grateful to the Junior Leaders and all Bermuda residents who go the extra mile to create memories like this for our visitors,” said BTA COO Karla Lacey who oversees a tourism appreciation programme called #LoveMyBermuda.
“These are the kinds of stories that set us apart from other destinations and we’re particularly excited about this one because it was captured on video.”