It is a big question. For Carolyn Farrington it was super sized.
Her partner, Lutz Kramer, had gone out on a limb and up a ladder to make his wedding proposal special.
Carolyn arrived home to find “will you marry me” covering the whole front of the house that she shares with Lutz and his daughters.
“It needed to be big,” Lutz said.
“I wanted to tell the whole neighbourhood I'm committed.”
A very surprised Carolyn answered “yes” to a very happy Lutz and it was time to bring out the champagne.
On the quiet Coolum backstreet it was probably the most romantic use of a tarp in history.
Lutz said he wanted to make it special, though it was a second marriage for both of them.
“Still need to have a bit of romance,” he said.
Lutz said it was hard to keep his plans a secret.
“She started to get suspicious when I was not coming home at night,” he said.
He had difficulty finding a big enough space to fit the nine tarps glued together to work on his message of love in large, red, fabric-tape letters.
Yesterday's gusty wind almost ruined his big moment as the tarp caught on the corner of the roof and tore a little.
Lutz, originally from Germany, said his daughters had helped to put up the sign and had given their approval to the union.
He said the couple had been together for four years.
They bought their house together more than a year ago and Lutz said he was just waiting to have some time off work to make the spectacular proposal happen.
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