A man in Hong Kong says he splashed out nearly 400,000 HKD in an extravagant display to ask for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage because she doesn’t like “typical proposals”.
Victor Tang, 37, spent months planning the proposal, which took place at a high-rise luxury hotel overlooking Victoria Harbor.
Tang’s biggest expense was the 1.5-carat diamond engagement ring, which set him back 200,000 HKD. He spent 26,000 HKD renting out a lavish top-floor suite at the Ritz-Carlton in West Kowloon and another 150,000 HKD on a helicopter, which passed the hotel room carrying a banner reading “I love you! Stephanie BB, will you marry me?”
Tang, who works for Hutchison Global Communications, insists that he’s not a “rich guy”, but is good at managing his money, according to SCMP.
“Some people will say it’s crazy to do this, but she didn’t ask for a big house or a high-class car and she doesn’t always buy shoes or dresses or [ask] to go to fancy restaurants,” Tang said in the report. “But she wanted a memorable wedding proposal.”
He also spent 15,000 HKD on a personal video crew to film the whole thing. Watch part of it here:
In Case You Missed It: The ultimate proposal? A Hongkonger asked his girlfriend to marry him in an elaborate wedding proposal which included a helicopter flying over Victoria Harbour with a banner saying, "I love you, Stephanie BB, will you marry me?". He also booked a suite at Hong Kong's Ritz-Carlton to help him seal the deal. For more videos go to SCMP.tv (Photo: SCMP's Edward Wong)
Posted by South China Morning Post SCMP on Monday, August 3, 2015