Did you ever see one of those big, over-the-top marriage proposals and wonder: what the heck would that guy have done if she actually said no? Take Walter Thompson. He's the guy who spent 30 hours using LEGOs to make possibly the cutest pop the question video you will ever see.
Filled with cute references to their combined histories -- from the overalls he was really wearing the day he met girlfriend Nealey Dozier (you may know her better as food blogger Dixie Caviar) to itty bitty examples of foods that spark special stories -- the stop motion animation video is the kind of thing you usually see in professional settings. Because he worked THAT hard on it. Seriously, check it out:
Show of hands: who wants to marry this guy now? Of COURSE Dozier saw that and said you bet your sweet bippy I'll marry you (well, something to that effect!). It's kind of hard to say no to four days, hundreds of dollars, and thousands of photographs worth of work, isn't it? Over-the-top can be cheesy (ahem, Jumbotron proposal planners -- take heed), but when it's done right, it works.
I'm kind of wondering if Thompson is due some hate mail from all the guys out there who have just had the ante upped on proposing. Anyone can drop to one knee and throw out the famous four words (um, that would be "will you marry me"). It takes, what, 30 seconds? Now compare that to 30 hours of movie making magic. Who do you think is guaranteed to get the girl? Yeah, that's what I thought.
I think most couples know when the time is right, so it wasn't exactly a risk for Thompson to put this much effort into the proposal. But it's the thoughtfulness that really puts this question popping in a class of its own.
Have you had an over-the-top proposal? What do you think of them?
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