Great New Trend: Flash Mob Marriage Proposals

How sweet is that?! Trang and Nam’s flash mob marriage proposal video got more than a million views on YouTube in one week and is one of the most-watched flash mob videos ever.

I had the opportunity to chat with co-founders of Flash Mob America, Staci Lawrence and Conroe Brooks about the company’s instant success and their thoughts on why people are so enthralled by dance and the element of surprise.

The two started the company in November, 2009 and since then, their flash mobs have hit the streets all over the U.S. and have even inspired flash mobs around the world. Flash Mob America’s flash mobs have also been featured on the hilarious TV sitcom, Modern Family, as well as the hit reality series, The Bachelorette.

So, without further adieu, here’s what they had to say… Continue reading

Julie and Caleb: A Colorful Chicago Engagement

OK, I know, we don’t typically feature engagement photo shoots on our blog. But this one is so absolutely stunning…and, admittedly, I’ve been gushing over engaged couples ever since my own engagement last month!

There’s no gimmicks here. No costumes, no staged backdrops — just downtown Chicago, two people in love…and a ton of outfit changes.

Julie Hilgendorf and Caleb Eplett were engaged on May 1, 2011. Continue reading

My Story: A Surprise Proposal!

I’m engaged!!

…wow, it’s five days later and saying that still puts butterflies in my stomach!

My fiancé, Brett, and I (ohh saying the word fiancé still gives me goosebumps!) got engaged last Friday. His proposal was more romantic than I could have ever imagined, and I was totally surprised.

He had me believing that I was going to have to wait another six months before he’d pop the question…six months!

But without further adieu, here’s how the happiest night of my life (so far) unfolded… Continue reading