These days, folks are starting to get pretty creative with their marriage proposals. From elaborate surprises to high-flying revelations, it’s obvious that many dudes have started to step up their game! Case in point: This man who decided to use some modern technology to make a romantic moment even more spectacular.

Phoenix’s Zinuhe Tinoco—or ‘Z’ for short—made plans to propose to his girlfriend, Morgan, against one of the most spectacular mountainous backdrops the Southwest has to offer—Sedona, Arizona.

Just before asking her the big question, Zinuhe decided to take his girl, Morgan, out on a hike through those iconic red rocks, where they took turns piloting his high-tech drone. With her attention focused skyward, he took the traditional route, by getting down on one knee and asking her to marry him.

Instead of hiring a pricey engagement photographer, the man used his drone to capture a bird’s eye view of one of the most important moments of his life. We’re sure that this footage will act as a special keepsake for the two as they settle down into a happy marriage!

And, while we agree that this proposal most definitely is sweet, not to mention incredibly inventive, we thought you might like the backstory even more.

You see, this isn’t Zinuhe’s first rodeo when it comes to recording special moments. In fact, the sweet guy even made a video of himself asking for his honey’s hand in marriage.

Now, this isn’t a conventional situation where a boyfriend nervously meets with his girlfriend’s dad and stammers something about popping the question because, unfortunately, her father had passed away several years prior. Amazingly, this little detail didn’t deter the gentleman from shying away from the tradition.

Since Zinuhe couldn’t ask for his blessing in person, he traveled to Morgan’s hometown of Atlanta and penned her late father, John, a letter. This is what he chose to say:


I wanted to take this time to thank you for bringing such a beautiful daughter into this world. I also wanted to formally ask you for your daughter’s hand in marriage. I have never met you, but I feel like I have known you forever. I want to make you proud, and I promise to always take care of Morgan for as long as I live. I love you.

Your Future Son-in-Law,


Wow—if that doesn’t make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, we don’t know what will! It’s safe to say that chivalry most certainly is NOT dead.

Now that you know all about the heart wrenching circumstances surrounding this inspired proposal, we think it’s time to watch our buddy Z get down on one knee and pop that question!  Simply click on the video below to witness the sweet moment for yourself. What a guy!

What do you think about Zinhue’s drone proposal? Do you have any fun engagement stories? How did you ask for the marriage blessing? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!