Crazy Russian Alexey Bykov wanted his girlfriend "to realize how life would have no meaning without me."
So the 30-year-old hired a movie director, stuntmen, make-up artists, and a script writer to stage a car crash in which he "died."
Naturally, Irena Kolokov lost it when she saw the carnage:
We'd arranged to meet at a certain place but when I arrived there were mangled cars everywhere, ambulances, smoke, and carnage. Then when I saw Alexy covered in blood lying in the road. A paramedic told me he was dead and I just broke down in tears.
But that was the moment Bykov had been waiting for -- the dead man jumped to his feet and proposed.
"I was so cross I almost killed him again, but for real this time," Kolokov said.
Fortunately for Bykov, she eventually forgave him and the couple were married last week.
"I think it worked but I promise it's the last time," he said.