When you really love somebody so much that you’re willing to make them a perpetual piece of your life, you absolutely need that minute to be unique. You need to pop the exceedingly imperative question in a place that holds significance in both your lives. You need to do it in a way that is close, vital yet completely amazing.

Rock climber Luis Cardona recently asked his girlfriend to marry him, and his proposal totally rocked.
He popped the question to Maddy Thorpe, who he met in August 2015, while the two were at Elevation Rock Gym in Logan, Utah. Enlisting the help of photographer India Earl, the two devised a plan. While Maddy was at the top of one of her climbs, Luis’s friends quietly appeared down below where they turned off all the lights and quickly decorated the gym with rose petals and string lights. “At first Maddy was a little frightened because she was hanging up there in the air in the pitch black!” Luis told HuffPost. “After she realized what was going on she started to cry. Then…I lowered her down and asked [her to marry me].” See the pictures and the video below. It’s the height of romantic.

Watch the video with sound for the full effect:

More info: India Earl Photography (h/t: huffpost, green wedding shoes)