Throw tossed from float turns into surprise marriage proposal at Lafayette’s Krewe of Rio Parade


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) A couple attending the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio parade in Lafayette Saturday night took their love to new heights.

It all started when Marissa DeLaPaz got one of Rio’s most coveted throws, the maraca, tossed at her during the parade.

So excited about the big catch, DeLaPaz is unaware that the maraca had a special glitter message inscribed just for her.

That special message: Will you marry me?

Marissa is still unaware, at this point, that a marriage proposal was in the works.

When she turns to her boyfriend Andrew to show off her catch, she finds him on bended knee, presenting her with a ring and shouting the big question over all the noise of the parade.

After what appeared to be the initial shock, she said “YES.”

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