A Plymouth, Michigan company was named one of America’s Most Romantic companies by Business News for its romantic engagement excursions. Grooms-to-be looking for a creative and uplifting way to pop the question are using this firm to take their marriage proposal to new heights. Remarkably, some couples are becoming engaged while flying over the countryside in a hot air balloon. That’s right, they’re popping the question in a hot air balloon.
“Ballooning makes for an ideal engagement idea because it’s an adventure experience that touches the couple emotionally and will make a lasting impression for years to come,” says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan. “All of our flights are for just two people, making it a private flight; it’s just me and the couple.” says Lorenz.
“It’s really one of the “most uplifting” ways to get engaged” say Lorenz. It’s a romantic experience for couples anyway but then there’s this added bonus as they fly over the scenery. About 20 minutes into the flight the groom-to-be gets on one knee, pulls out the ring and pops the question, “Will You Marry Me?“
“I’ll take a photo or shoot video of the two of them as the proposal is made. I am batting 1000% as every young lady says ‘YES,’ I guess there’s nowhere to run either!”
“Then they’ll update their status on Facebook right from the balloon, load a photo and send out a quick Tweet! It’s the ultimate confluence of a high tech announcement and a low tech aircraft,” says Lorenz.
“A balloon flight is also a perfect anniversary celebration as a gift the couple can give to themselves. “The main reason ‘experience’ gifts are so popular is that in the end all we have are memories and the balloon ride provides a vivid and lasting memory,” add Lorenz.
The balloon flight costs $695 for two people. Gift certificates for flights in the area over Kensington Park in Milford, Michigan can be purchased by calling 734-667-2098 or by visitinghttp://www.westwindcos.com/balloon Checks, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover Card are accepted. Hot air balloon rides are scheduled May through October.
“Engagement balloon flights are available all over the country anywhere balloons fly,” says Lorenz.
About Scott Lorenz
Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Balloon Company, has been a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, and has logged 1,550 + hours as pilot in command in a hot air balloon. Scott’s memorable ballooning experiences include: Flying over Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, Disney World, the Olympics in Calgary, St. Wolfgang, Austria, Saga, Japan, the Grand Prix in Spain, co-piloting one of two balloons for Mike Howard’s Guinness World Record “balloon walk” flight at 19,000 feet, a 20 hour-361 mile Gas Balloon flight with Gordon Boring and handling media relations for Kevin Uliassi’s Round the World balloon flights. Lorenz and his balloon exploits have been featured by FOX-2 News, Hour Detroit and The Detroit Free Press. A balloon flight on Westwind Co. was named “most creative date” by It’s Just Lunch and it was also named one of the “Most Romantic Companies” in America by Business News. Westwind is a member of the De troit Chamber of Commerce, The Southeast Michigan Balloon Federation (SEMBA) and the Balloon Federation of America (BFA) http://www.PureMichiganBalloon.com.