Wednesday 18 September 2013

Unique Marriage Proposals

Everything is all right with the world. Life is beautiful. Your heart sings and for the moment, you forget whatever may be bad.

The other day, I heard a catchy pop tune by an artist I had never heard of, Betty Who. Loved it. The tune was used in the novel marriage proposal of video number one. It made me smile and I could feel that familiar welling of emotions as the film clip arrived at the critical moment when the question was popped. Ah, do I see a tear in the corner of your eye?

Intrigued by the extensive preparations for this once-in-a-lifetime moment, I thought to look around and see what others had done to make their moments memorable. It would seem that a number of suitors have gone to great lengths to make this singular event earth-shattering or heart-stopping. My impression is that everybody involved enjoys participating for the vicarious thrill of what we seem to consider in our society as the most important moment of one's adult life. Okay, it may all be a bit of a fairy tale as sooner or later the reality of life will rear their ugly head, but for this one moment, let's not spoil it, shall we? On with the show and on with the question!

Published on Sep 11, 2013 by Spencer Stout
Spencer's Home Depot Marriage Proposal (5:41)
Dustin arrived at the Home Depot in Salt Lake City thinking he was there to help his roommate pick out some lighting for a party. When he was taken to the lumber aisle, what he found waiting for him was a mob of friends and family as his marriage proposal unfolded to the song, "Somebody Loves You" by Betty Who.

Published on May 25, 2012 by Isaac Lamb
Isaac's Live Lip-Dub Proposal (5:53)
On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, I told my girlfriend to meet me at my parent's house for dinner. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He "wanted to play her a song"... What she got instead was the world's first Live Lip-Dub Proposal.

Published on Jun 15, 2012 by ccjone01
SURPRISE ENDING - Flash Mob Marriage Proposal (5:54)
On June 9, 2012 I told Allison to meet me in Bryant Park for lunch. When she arrived I had her close friend meet her and walk her toward the steps of the park. Then, a woman unknown to Allison, came up and led her to the center table for a little show. I also had family and friends waiting on the side with instructions to pop out and join the band when they heard the song "Hey Baby, I wanna know if you'll be my girl"!

Uploaded on Jun 4, 2010 by Ellenfunhouse
Can You Believe This Wedding Proposal? (4:38)
Proposals are always memorable, but this guy wanted to make sure no one forgot when he popped the question! He put together one of the most elaborate marriage proposals ever.

Uploaded on Sep 26, 2011 by flashmobamerica
OFFICIAL Trang and Nam Proposal Flash Mob at UCLA 9-24-11 (8:03)
Nam and Trang met eachother on the campus of UCLA. He decided to bring her back to where they met for the ultimate surprise!

Final Word
What did I say in the beginning? It's a bit of a fairy tale as sooner or later the reality of life will rear their ugly head. Ha, ha. A colleague told me this joke, or bit of wisdom depending on how to look at it:

If you want to always be happy, never get married... or never get divorced.

Wise words, indeed.


Wikipedia: Marriage proposal
A marriage proposal is an event where one person in a relationship asks for the other's hand in marriage. If accepted, it marks the initiation of engagement. It often has a ritual quality, sometimes involving the presentation of an engagement ring and the formal asking of a question such as, "Will you marry me?" In western culture (or rather the anglo-western culture sphere), it is traditional for the man to propose to the woman while kneeling on one knee before her (occasionally referred to as genuflection), and sometimes putting the ring on her finger, as opposed to merely giving it to her. Often the proposal is a surprise.

my blog: Flash mob - 2010-11-16
According to Wikipedia, the term flash mob or flashmob means "a large group of people, who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, and then disperse." We can say that spontaneous or impromptu gatherings have always existed; however the phenomenon of the flash mob seems rather modern, part of the Internet age.


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