- Associated Press - Monday, October 9, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis couple is celebrating their engagement after an elaborate proposal took over the Arch grounds.

KSDK-TV reports that Matthew Nichols asked his girlfriend of five years, Nitya, to look out onto the grounds from inside the Gateway Arch on Saturday. The arch is about 630 feet (192 meters) tall.

Nitya looked out at a large sign with a marriage proposal written on it. The sign measured 48 feet (15 meters) by 52 feet (16 meters). It was laid along the edge of the park connected to the Arch.

Nitya said yes to the proposal. She said it was “far beyond anything I could have possibly expected.”

Nichols says he coordinated the proposal with park officials and local police over about two weeks. He says the experience has been “incredible.”

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Information from: KSDK-TV, https://www.ksdk.com

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