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She Said Yes! Man Makes 'Second' Wedding Proposal at Dulles Airport With Huge Poster

The two were already engaged but had been separated for 2 years, 9 months and 29 days

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    A Virginia man greeted his fiancee at Dulles airport on Tuesday with a huge photo collage, as a way to make a "second" marriage proposal. (Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

    Inside an arrivals terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport on Tuesday night, several people held balloons, flowers and small signs as they waited for passengers to arrive.

    Borden Edgerton waited for his fiancee with a 6 1/2-foot-tall poster covered with 14 photos of the pair and these words:

    "Hilda! The wait is over!
    2 years
    9 months
    29 days
    Let's Get Married!"

    A crowd gathered, cellphones out, to watch Edgerton make what he described as a second proposal; he and fiancee Hilda Yu got engaged in July but had lived in separate countries for the exact time span listed on the poster.

    Edgerton, a 31-year-old Richmond, Virginia, resident said he wanted to greet Yu, 29, in style.

    "You gotta make a statement," he said.

     

    Borden Edgerton and Hilda Yu reunite at Washington Dulles International Airport, getting applause.
    Photo credit: NBC Washington

    The two met in 2014 in Shanghai, where they both were living. Edgerton, a landscape architect, was about to leave after two years and coordinated a trip to Bali, the Indonesian island. Yu, who works in human resources, was invited on the trip through friends she shared with Edgerton, but they didn't know each other well.

    At the last minute, the friends who were supposed to take the trip with Edgerton and Yu cancelled. They went anyway.

    "We've been together ever since," Edgerton said.

    Edgerton moved home to Virginia, and Yu moved to Brussels, Belgium. It wasn't long before he said he knew he wanted to marry her.

    He proposed for the first time at the Van Buuren Museum in Brussels, which is known for its elaborate gardens.

    On Tuesday, he unfurled a 78-inch-by-90-inch presentation banner covered with photos of the pair. A crowd gathered, waiting for Yu to arrive.

    Finally, she walked into the terminal to applause, and a kiss from Edgerton.

    "She said yes!" he told the crowd. 

    Edgerton and Yu will marry in Richmond on May 12.

    "You're all invited," he called out in the airport.