On Saturday, Moore — a Louisville, Kentucky resident — was taking a leisurely stroll toward the landmark Big Four Bridge when her boyfriend, Brandon Lawrence, appeared with a big sign that read, “Marry me?”
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Moore's friends and family had gathered to watch the proposal take place and held up signs that described her qualities, things such as, "You listen," "Your blue-green eyes," "Your faith," "Your big heart," "Your optimism," "Your creativity," “You make me happy,” and finally, “I don’t have enough posters.”
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Of course, she said yes. You can watch the adorable video below.
Lawrence and Moore could not be reached for comment but Lawrence told Louisville, Kentucky news stationWave3, “I thought about places that Emily and I enjoyed coming to while we were dating and the bridge was definitely one of those places. I wanted to incorporate it and our friends and family.”
Thanks to the social-media-saturated world we live in, couples (OK, men) are pulling off proposals that are as creative as they are public. In early June, paramedic Carlos Gatos organized a flash mob at an IKEA in Sunrise, Florida to propose to his girlfriend Rebecca Shackelford. In 2012 actor Isaac Lamb enlisted the help of 60 friends and family members when he popped the question to his girlfriend, Amy Frankel. The group performed an elaborate lip-dubbed version of Bruno Mars's, “Marry You.” This video landed the couple on the talk show circuit and even Mars himself tweeted his well-wishes. That same year, a commercial pilot named Ryan Thompson took his girlfriend Carlie Kennedy, for a ride in a small plane to enjoy city views. Midway through their ride, Thompson feigned an impending crash, then asked Kennedy to read instructions from an emergency pamphlet that read, “Will you marry me?” The YouTube video, entitled “In Descent Proposal” racked up two million views in less than a week.
Is the traditional proposal dead? "Not at all," says Paul Hokemeyer, PhD, a New York City-based licensed marriage and family therapist. "The traditional proposal will never go away — the formality and intimacy of it appeals to the hopeless romantic in many of us.
"However, public proposals are popular among extroverted, tech-savvy millennials. However, since marriage requires a commitment on many levels — the couple, their families, and their community — in a way, they are very romantic," he says.
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