A budding groom wanted to see if his girlfriend really did love him to death – so he faked his own death in a bizarre proposal.
Alexey Bykov, 30, went all out to pop the question, hiring a movie director, stuntmen, make-up artists and even a script writer to stage a bogus car crash. He then planned for girlfriend Irena Kolokov to meet him at the crash site so she would be convinced he was dead.
“We’d arranged to meet at a certain place but when I arrived there were mangled cars everywhere, ambulances, smoke, and carnage,” Miss Kolokov said.
“Then when I saw Alexy covered in blood lying in the road a paramedic told me he was dead and I just broke down in tears.”
But then ‘dead’ Mr Bykov, from Ormsk in Russia, climbed to his feet and proposed to Irena still covered in fake blood.
“I was so cross I almost killed him again, but for real this time,” she said.
Luckily for Mr Bykov, she eventually saw the funny side, said yes – and the couple were married last week.
“I wanted her to realise how empty her life would be without me. I think it worked but I promise it’s the last time,” he said.