This will be one of the only times I will ask that you watch the film before you read the story! It has a bit of a twist ending and I'll explain how it came together after.
Ok, so you’ve now watch the film right? I trust you. This was an actual proposal that Katie had no idea was going to happen.
This was so much fun and I was so excited to be able to help Jacob propose. Lori and I have been friends with Jacob and Katie for a while and we could not be happier to see them engaged!
In addition to telling wedding stories, I also work part time at a church doing video and IT work. It’s not uncommon that I will ask my friends to help with a church video project, so that’s how we set this up.
Jacob (the person who proposed at the end) and I sat down for lunch one day and hashed through a bunch of ideas. Jacob wanted to include their good friends from church so we had to pretend that it was a church video.
The idea we liked best was that Katie would walk by people at the park and they would notice something uniquely special about her, which would cause them to follow her.
Jacob came up with this amazing idea of using some of the scenes to have actual props for the proposal in them. The first scene has the actual ring in it and flowers that he gave Katie. The second scene was the film crew. We used them so that we could have a second video angle.
Jacob was fishing and underneath his fishing vest was a nice vest. The last scene had a stroller in it that had the banner and other props in it. Great way to bring it all together.
Jacob found a perfect location at Mine Falls park in Nashua. We filmed for about an hour before that last shot where he proposed occured. This made it more believable that it was actually a church video.
At the end of the video she walks for a while, which feels unnaturally, but for many videos the end has a title screen, so it’s just the title of the message over moving action. It was a believable scenerio.
I told Katie that at the very end I wanted her to turn around (on my queue) and see everyone following her and run away. So I counted to three and bviously she turned around to something different/ amazing. Her reaction is very authentic. I loved it.