Husband-to-be is thrown into the water as his new fiancée hits the throttle during proposal

Head over heels in love! Husband-to-be is thrown into the water as his new fiancée accidentally hits the throttle during proposal on a boat

  • Colton Brownlee, 30, proposed to Julie Palmer, 45, on Lake Como, Wisconsin
  • Julie was pulling her boat into the dock as Colton proposed – and she said ‘yes’
  • But she accidentally pressed throttle as she leant forward to kiss her new fiancé
  • Colton was knocked into the water and the boat was sent shooting into the bank 

A couple’s engagement got off to a rocky start when the wife-to-be accidentally sent her fiancé flying into a lake after he proposed. 

Colton Brownlee planned to pop the question to his girlfriend, Julie Palmer, as she docked her boat on Lake Como, Wisconsin.  

But the picturesque proposal did not go quite to plan when Julie accidentally pressed the throttle as she moved forward to kiss her new fiancé.

Colton was thrown into the water and the boat, with Julie still in it, sped off and crashed into the bank. 

Colton Brownlee, from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, planned to pop the question to his girlfriend, Julie Palmer, as she docked her boat on Lake Como, Wisconsin – but the picturesque proposal did not go quite to plan

In the clip, recorded on September 26, Colton lines up a group of friends on the bank with T-shirts that read: ‘Julie Will You Marry Me?’

Julie, 45, then pulls into the dock on her boat but is unable to reach the pier due to a second vessel already having been moored.

Colton, 30, is forced to step over the second boat to help bring Julie ashore. 

But as he stands between the two Colton decides the time is right to ask the big question, bringing a stunned Julie to say ‘yes’.

Colton, 30, had lined up a group of friends on the bank with T-shirts reading 'Julie Will You Marry Me?'

Colton, 30, had lined up a group of friends on the bank with T-shirts reading ‘Julie Will You Marry Me?’

Colton (pictured with 45-year-old Julie) later said: 'We have a great relationship and family, and stuff happens - things don't go as planned all the time but we have a memory that will last a lifetime together'

Colton (pictured with 45-year-old Julie) later said: ‘We have a great relationship and family, and stuff happens – things don’t go as planned all the time but we have a memory that will last a lifetime together’

Julie moves forward to kiss her new fiancé and accept the ring but accidentally hits the boat’s throttle. 

Colton is knocked into the water and Julie’s boat is sent shooting into the bank.

Colton managed to keep a hold on the ring box as he was thrown into the water

Colton managed to keep a hold on the ring box as he was thrown into the water

Fortunately for the couple, a soaked Colton manages to keep a hold on the ring box, before friends help Julie push her boat back into the water.

Colton later said: ‘We have a great relationship and family, and stuff happens – things don’t go as planned all the time but we have a memory that will last a lifetime together.

‘You hear my good friend George say in the video, “It’s like a fairytale,” and in reality, it kind of is.

‘I got to show the world how much I love this woman and that I want to marry her after five years together so to me it is like a fairytale.

‘I somehow managed to hold on to the ring during the whole process of being knocked in the water.

‘I guess it was a pretty good box because I slammed it shut and squeezed tight.’

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