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Another drastic proposal

I wouldn’t recommend this at home kids

I was slack-jawwed when I saw this story... a Russian man faked his own death with stunt guys, smashed up cars and make-up artists and then “came back to life” to propose to his girlfriend.

I would be furious! Imagine the terror you’d feel, I would find it pretty tough to get the image of my bloodied-up other half out of my mind. 


Another ridiculous (but fun) proposal...

Trust the Americans to have pulled this crazy proposal together.

A couple get engaged and then MARRIED on a Fox TV program called Mobbed.

Despite the cheese, Nikki is genuinely overwhelmed by the proposal and grand fanfare and it makes for a lovely TV moment. The choreography alone probably took longer than most weddings to plan.

I should note that "surprise" weddings like this aren't legal in Australia, for a number of good reasons. But that doesn't stop you from creating a HUGE proposal of your own!


Setting the bar at new heights

I've always thought that by the time you get around to proposing to your better half, you're pretty sure they're going to say yes. Why all the nerves? 

After watching this I've realised it's no wonder guys in particular, feel immense pressure to propose in dramatic, scene-stealing ways.

A guy in the states takes proposals to a whole new level with a choreographed routine involving friends, family, a moving vehicle, dancing jews and even a marching band!

I can't wait to see what he has planned for the wedding!

Is it too much? Let Alexandra Weddings know what you think! 

I'm in no way advocating a showy, public proposal, in fact, I feel the quiet private mometns are often the most romantic but it's such a lovely video and feels really authentic and personal to the couple.

For example, a girlfriend recently got engaged and her partner had planned the proposal six months prior but was certain he wanted to do it in a particular way. They were known to kayak together as a couple around the islands of Sydney Harbour and because he enjoyed that time together so much, he thought it would be an ideal way to propose... until his partner's workload increased so much that it was 6 months before she had time to go for a paddle! 

Finally she had the time and he packaged up the amazing ring in a paper sandwich-bag from the local delicatessan. What a personal and divine way to ask the big question!

Oh, and they've both assured me it was definitely worth the wait!