Proposal takes to Kingman's skies

SUZANNE ADAMS-OCKRASSA/Miner

SUZANNE ADAMS-OCKRASSA/Miner

KINGMAN - A small plane circled Kingman Regional Medical Center Thursday with a banner that read, "Annie, will you marry me?" It had the Kingman lunchtime crowd scratching their heads, wondering who Annie was and if she said, "Yes."

"Of course I said, 'Yes,'" said Annie Williams, a credentialing specialist at KRMC.

The lucky guy is Daniel Snelling, a local contractor. The couple hasn't set a wedding date yet.

Williams said her co-workers were in on the plot and stalled her in the office with the promise of lunch at Chipotle until the plane was overhead.

"I was rushing out to my car because I was hungry, and they were saying 'Slow down, slow down. Look at the sky,'" Williams said.

It was at that moment that she spotted the plane with its message fluttering in the breeze. Then Snelling popped out the bushes with the ring in his hand.

Williams said she and Snelling have been dating for about two and a half years and she was expecting a proposal sometime soon, but not like this.

"I had no idea. I'm still in shock. I wasn't expecting anything like this," she said. "He told me that he's been planning this for a couple of months."

Friends and family have been messaging their congratulations to her Facebook page since the big moment, she said.

Williams said she got a text message a few hours later from Snelling saying, "I've done my part. The rest is up to you."