Can A Public Marriage Proposal Be TOO Elaborate?

(Before I begin, the answer is “yes.”) We saw recently a public marriage proposal in which a man hired actors to play the roles of his girlfriend and his self in a short film about their relationship, which he showed to an audience of family and friends before finally popping the question. That was a very elaborate public marriage proposal! (It was also elaborate in a way that, if I were the person being proposed to, I would think, “You did this mostly because you wanted to do it for you, not because you wanted to do it for me,” but also maybe my heart is rotten and unable to understand how people express their love if it isn’t the exact way I would express my own?) (JK, I think I’m right.) But at least that public marriage proposal included only one element — “fake film.” The public marriage proposal you’re about to watch (FOR EIGHT MINUTES) includes almost every element ever included in a public marriage proposal video made for the Internet, with the exception of a Bruno Mars song. (Though, the Bruno Mars song has been replaced by a One Direction song, which is quite possibly Our Generation’s Bruno Mars song.) It is kind of incredible in how elaborate it is, and how it was at least 50% created to “go viral,” and how it STILL seems so genuine. I want to hate these people (and trust me, I DO!) but it is very difficult! Let’s watch this thing!

Hahahaha. “Ok, she’s going to get out of the car and we’re all (me, you, and 500 of our friends and family) going to do a big lip dub song and dance, and then she’s going to get in a helicopter, travel to the first home she’s ever lived in, search for clues, think she’s solved the clues only to find that she’s been tricked, blindfold her, take her back to the beach where she’ll have a one-on-one conversation with every member of her family, my family, and each of our friends, each of whom has been given an elaborate script in which the first word of every sentence they speak makes up a novel. She writes down all the words, reads the novel — it’s about our relationship. At this point she probably knows something is up.” One thing I do really like about this elaborate public marriage proposal is how it ends in a nice party. I wish people would surprise me with nice parties celebrating love more often! That seems very nice! But wait: How did the letters on the beach not get blown away? That’s the only question I have. Rocks? Did he weigh them down with rocks? SHELLS? (Via ViralViral.)