12/17/2012 05:25 pm ET Updated Dec 17, 2012

Public Marriage Proposal: Man Pops The Question On A Billboard

A Minnesota man took his love public on Saturday with a larger-than-life marriage proposal.

Colin Buschette popped the question to girlfriend Brittany Stang with the help of a billboard on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, that read (what else?) "Brittany Stang: Will You Marry Me?"

Buschette told local news station WDAY that his brother-in-law works for a billboard company, so he asked him to put up the sign on Saturday, complete with a photo of the couple. Later that day, Buschette took Stang for a drive and stopped in front of the billboard. (Click here to see the billboard and an interview with the couple).

"I looked up, and there it was. I just sat there and screamed for five minutes," Stang said. "Then he was like, 'Well..?' and I was like, 'Well, duh, yes!'"

The billboard, which will remain up for a week, now includes a smaller sign just below it: "She said yes!"

Buschette is lucky his proposal went off perfectly -- one unfortunate man accidentally spelled his girlfriend's name wrong when he tried to pop the question earlier this month.

Watch our favorite marriage proposals of the year in the slideshow below.

Best Marriage Proposals Of 2012

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