Farmer ploughs marriage proposal into field before flying girlfriend over the question in hot air balloon

By Ed Cullinane, SWNS & Richard Blackledge

A farmer ploughed the words 'will you marry me?' into a field - then proposed while flying his girlfriend over the top in a hot air balloon.

Sam Tucker, aged 24, marked the question into the ground at his dairy farm, then took his girlfriend Megan Wilkins, 23, on a flight above the spot.

While floating above the countryside in a hired balloon he dropped to one knee - and Megan said yes.

Sam, whose farm is in Wellington, Somerset, said: ''I actually proposed in the balloon, I got down on one knee up there.

"It was a beautiful day too, which was lucky. October isn't the best month for British weather to do it, but it was a really perfect morning."

Sam added: "I don't know what specifically inspired me to do it, I must have seen it somewhere, but I've had the idea in my head for years, so it's been a long time coming.

"I think we're planning on having at least the reception in a field. Megan isn't from a farming background but she loves it now.''

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