Man surprises girlfriend with special proposal at Balloon Fiesta

Posted at: 10/13/2013 7:42 AM
Updated at: 10/13/2013 7:47 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Justin Visokay got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend.
Justin Visokay got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend.

A New Jersey man who now lives in Albuquerque used Balloon Fiesta as a romantic setting to propose to his girlfriend.

Since Balloon Fiesta draws people from all over the world, Justin Visokay knew it would be the perfect excuse to invite their families without giving away the surprise.

On Saturday, Justin gathered their families and snuggled up to girlfriend, Daniella Armijo. He organized for a banner attached to a balloon to drop as it inflated. But for some reason, the banner wouldn't budge.

Finally, enough of the banner unrolled to reveal Daniella's name. That's when Justin got down on one knee.

"I feel great! I'm happy. The girl of my dreams here, she said yes!" he exclaimed right after the proposal.

Funny enough, Daniella told friends she was getting irritated that they were standing at the same balloon for so long until she finally realized why her boyfriend wanted to wait it out.