Tuesday, November 20, 2012

i helped a stranger propose to his girlfriend.

last night i went on a walk by the lake with some friends, and we stumbled across some people frantically lighting candles in the sand.

"what are they doing?"
"wait, does that spell..."

yes, we had discovered a marriage proposal in action!
it was about that moment when they pleaded for our help, and we ended up crawling around in the sand lighting hundreds of tea lights right along with them.

we finished our fiery masterpiece just in time and ran off to hide before the couple in question came walking across the bridge overlooking the glowing creation.

they came strolling down the bridge and saw the letters, and the girl got all caught up in looking at it, not fully realizing the message was for her.

while she was looking down at the letters, el hombre dropped down on one knee and it all clicked and then there was much hugging and kissing and other smushy stuff.

look at us, we've got that "we just helped a stranger propose" glow:

all in all, it was one of the loveliest magical adventures i've ever had while going on an otherwise uneventful walk by the lake.

have you ever seen a public proposal in person?

i burned my fingers several times on those tea lights,


The Ballard Family said...

Luff it!!! You have the best adventures. And i just sit home getting all teary eyed over them. :-)

Katie said...

YAY! That is so magical! I have never been part of a public proposal but now I want to.

Myke said...

This girl I sat next to in my advanced writing class at BYU-Idaho got proposed to in class. It was one of the most uncomfortable things I've ever experienced. It was such an inappropriate venue for a marriage proposal and it all happened mere inches (OK, feet) from my face. The whole time people were wondering what was going on. It was one of those situations where you're left embarrassed for the couple. But they were totally stoked so good for them.

I went to the Bad Books show last month and, with the band's help, some dude got up on stage at the Crescent Ballroom and proposed to his girlfriend. It was uncomfortable at first but the crowd was into it so it ended up being pretty awesome.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous proposal! So adorable :)


Alexis Kaye said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth Downie said...

That's so sweet! How fun to be a part of it!

Hena Tayeb said...

that is so crazy awesome.