David Pogue, a tech writer for the New York Times, put together a marriage proposal that puts all others to shame. Pogue made a trailer of his relationship with his now soon-to-be-wife Nicky, and convinced a resort theater to play it as part of a movie night. A hidden camera captured every moment of Nicky's reaction.
When photographer Patrick Lu noticed a man proposing to his girlfriend on the capital grounds in Austin, TX, he instinctively snapped a pic to capture the moment.
It turned out so well that the next morning, he threw the image up on Reddit to try and discover the identities of the mystery couple.
Lu's inquiry quickly made it to the top of /r/Austin with 1,400 up votes, but the groom-to-be, Joel Bush, caught wind of the thread through friends.
Bush, shocked, says he and fiancée Jennifer Orr are grateful:
We experienced that magic on its own terms, with no thought about posing or anything. And, because the photographer did such an awesome job, we also have that precise moment and her beautiful reaction captured for safekeeping. It's pretty priceless.
In what is believed to be the first proposal of marriage between two gay men -- and war vets -- on a U.S. military base, Navy vet Cory Huston asked Marine Avarice Guerrero to marry him Tuesday at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. Here's the story:
Under a bright Southern California sky at Camp Pendleton's Camp Del Mar near Oceanside, California, a full two hours before his boyfriend's return from the badlands of Afghanistan, Cory Huston waited nervously. Huston, who was discharged under the former Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, chain smoked as he rehearsed the simple proposal he would deliver when Guerrero would arrive. Finally, luggage in tow, Guerrero emerged with a smile on his face. Upon seeing Huston, Guerrero dropped his bags; aimed a kiss toward Huston's lips; and opened his arms to his boyfriends waiting embrace. The time and distance of 10 months' separation evaporated in a public show of affection that less than a year ago would have been cause for court martial. After a few minutes of emotional holding and kissing, Huston went anxiously down on one knee; looked up at Guerrero, who was dressed from head to toe in military fatigues; and produced an engagement ring and the time-honored phrase, "Will you marry me?" Huston's mild tremble, a result of hours and days of anticipation about this day, was quickly quieted by the one word every hopeful fiancé wants to hear: "Yes."