PARMA, Ohio – An Ohio man has created a frosty fairy-tale setting for a memorable marriage proposal, building a snow castle for his girlfriend.
Ryan Knotek says he wanted to pop the question to Christi Lombardo in a way that would give her a unique story to tell. Using blocks of snow, he constructed a one-room, one-story palace topped with roof spires in the Cleveland suburb of Parma, where they live.
On the inside, Knotek set up candles, rose petals, wine — and a portable heater to keep the chill away.
The atmosphere apparently warmed Lombardo's heart when she arrived on Sunday: She said yes.