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Ottawa

It's said that love has no limits, but how far can a person really go to express their feelings? Apparently, all the way to the stratosphere.

When the time came for Shawn Wright of Calgary, Alberta to solidify his marriage proposal to his fiancée, doing it on Earth simply wasn't enough. So, he strapped the engagement ring to a weather balloon and launched it 30 kilometres into the sky. Wright first proposed to his fiancée, Maylynn Stephenson, last year during a trip to Barcelona according to The Huffington Post Alberta. 

The two have been together for six years and have known each other for 20. While the beachside proposal, which followed a day of skydiving, was 'incredible,' Wright did not yet have a ring, and had to use a stand-by. Upon returning home, the husband-to-be began saving money for a ring, and planning an unforgettable way to present it. 'As soon as I started saving up for the real ring, I started thinking, 'What could I do?' Wright told The Huffington Post Alberta.

In order to send the ring space-bound, Wright built a specialized craft to carry it safely high above the Earth, and deliver it back to a point near its Canadian starting place. The ring was strapped to a wooden spatula, which was then tied to a high-altitude weather balloon. Wright also equipped the craft with a radio transmitter and GPS, and a Go-Pro to capture the view. After launching, the ring journeyed for four hours before landing 300 kilometres away from where it began.

Wright retrieved the ring from the edge of a pond in Taber, Alta, and showed the video to his fiancée. 'Her mind was blown,' Wright told the website. 'She didn't know I even had the real ring.'

'For the past few months I haven't really been working late, and I haven't been working weekends. I have been working on a secret project for you,' Wright said in a video. 'I love you very much, and I really hope you think it's out of this world.' Stephenson was delighted by the proposal, according to The Huffington Post Alberta, and she said yes. The couple will tie the knot next year in Bali.