Marriage proposals are something many people dream of: How will their partner do it? Will they know it's about to happen? Or will they be genuinely surprised? Then there's the location to think about. People haveÂ memorably poppedÂ the question everywhereÂ from a McDonald's drive-thruÂ to onstageÂ during a live performance of "Beauty and the Beast."
Well, this marriage proposal raises the bar for futureÂ proposals everywhere. Photographer Dale Sharpe asked his photographer girlfriend, Karlie Russell, to marry himâwith the Arctic Circle's Northern Lights in the background. No big deal, right?! And talk about perfect lighting! Check outÂ Sharpe's Facebook post about the proposal:
WE'RE ENGAGED!What a more romantic location to propose than in the heart of the Arctic Circle under the Northern?
Amazing! Best. Proposal. Ever. As you can see, thousands ofÂ people have reacted to the post so far, from liking it to loving it to being wowed by it. We feel all three.
ââ¦Fortunately though my plan worked & tonight the aurora was firing in one of the most incredible displays of colour we have ever seen,â Sharpe said in hisÂ post. âI tricked Karlie into believing we were shooting a selfie & used a torch to light us up for the image.â
Clever! We love it! Since Sharpe and Russell are both photographers and run DK Photography together, the bar for capturing the perfect image was set pretty high. And since the coupleÂ often captures pictures of the Northern Lights, what a meaningfulÂ setting, as Sharpe himself said in his post: âIt's taken a few years to plan but I (Dale) always had this moment in mind & it seemed fitting as we are both landscape photographers who share a passion for photographing the aurora.â
Here's another picture of the Northern Lights that they captured a few days prior, on Haukland Beach in Norway.
Haukland Beach, Norwayâ¦Where better to see the northern lights then in the Arctic Circle in winterâ¦We've just?
By the way, in case you're not familiar, seeing the Northern Lights is a very hit-or-miss phenomenon. The Lights appearÂ in various shapes, sizes and colors, from green to purple toÂ pink, and from faint to filling the whole skyâbut you never know what you're going to get.
Often, they don't show up at all. It may be a clear night, but then clouds suddenly appear and hide the lights from sight. Various websites exist to help predict if you have aÂ good chance of seeing the Northern Lights on any given night. But, usually, you just have to keep tryingâwhich makes Sharpe's proposal all the more special and amazing.
In any case, we congratulate the couple, and Sharpe on the best proposal ever!