Fearless Pablo Cabrera, 32, spent seven months planning the high-octane stunt for Maria Mercedes, 23, and enlisted the help of his pals to pull it off.
After picking the perfect ring, Pablo settled on a scenic spot in which to pop the question – a breathtaking rock formation in Guatemala.
He then constructed a picnic bench that could be lowered safely down the sheer cliff face and hid the ring inside a wood-carved avocado – Maria’s favourite food.
The final step was to find a bottle of red wine dating back to 1932 – the year in which his bride-to-be’s grandfather – with whom she had a close relationship – was born.
On the big day, Pablo and Maria, from Guatemala City, Guatemala, donned safety harnesses and climbed the enormous rock to its highest point.
They then arrived at a clearing where the table was already laid out. They sat opposite each other as Pablo’s friends lowered them down the cliff face using a pulley system.
Amazing footage filmed using a drone shows the couple kissing moments after Pablo, who runs an extreme sports company, proposed in mid-air.
Pablo said: “I was really nervous. Maria was wondering what was wrong with me because I seemed so stressed.
“There was a system of ropes in place that supported the table.
“We were both wearing harnesses for safety, and my friends operated a pulley to rappel us down.
“When we were seated at the table I asked her twice to marry me. She didn’t move and she didn’t say anything.
“The third time I tried to get on one knee to propose, and the table started to move.
“She started to panic. Finally she said yes, and then we kissed.
“I had a whistle and I blew it three times, and then my friends started to set off the fireworks that I had organized.
“She started to cry, and then I cried a little bit too. Even my friends who were taking the photos were crying.
“It took so much planning, and all I could think was ‘I made it.’ I just wanted everything to be perfect.
“If she said no, I would have cut the rope!”
Maria added: “I really didn’t expect it. I knew that I really wanted to marry him, but I never thought that he was going to ask.
“It was the best moment of my life.”
Pablo and Maria met three years ago while she was working as a receptionist at a law firm.
He fell for her immediately, and after persuading her to date him, the couple enjoyed a string of high-octane dates including bungee jumping and scaling a volcano.
Maria quickly developed a love of all things adventure and quit her job to help Pablo run his extreme sports company Extremo a Extremo.
Then on July 18 2017, Pablo popped the question – and Maria said yes.
The couple said ‘I do’ nine months later in a small ceremony by Lake Atitlan, which is nestled between volcanoes in Guatemala’s Sierra Madre mountain range.
They then embarked on a round-the-world trip for their honeymoon.
Pablo said: “Even though I do extreme sports, I think getting married is the most extreme thing that one man can do.
“You need commitment, security and maturity – but its really amazing.
“When I made the proposal I was really sure, and I’ll never regret it.
“This has been the best three years of my life. Its a real adventure.”