Today’s wedding video is a “must see”! But, fair warning, you may need to have a box of tissues handy because this wedding proposal in the DC area is so stinkin’ cute, I promise you’ll get goose bumps! Daniel planned to propose to Darek with the help of their nearest and dearest¦ and a camera! So, to celebrate their second anniversary, Daniel surprised Derek with a trip to New York City that lead up to one of the sweetest proposal videos I have seen! This cute couple lives in DC, and they currently planning their wedding here in DC. (Spoiler alert: he said “yes’!!) If you’re planning a marriage proposal, take some serious notes! First, we’ll start with Daniel backstory….
From Daniel: Because our family and friends are such a huge part of our lives, I really wanted them to be part of my proposal to Darek. After some great advice from Darek’s brother, I decided not to propose in public, with them all present. I wanted to do something in a more intimate setting for just the two of us, but still include them in some way… so I decided a video of them was the way to go, chock full of messages from them letting Darek know how much they support and love us.
More from Daniel: I spent several months conceptualizing the video in my head, and in February reached out to a videographer friend, Allison Korotkin, to see if what I envisioned was do-able. She was excited to help and gave me some pointers on how to get good quality images from everyone.
I spent about a month reaching out to all our friends and family individually to share with them my news and request. I asked each person to provide video footage per some very rough guidelines. I purposefully left it a bit vague so everyone’s personality and creativity could come through. I was not disappointed! Within just a few weeks I’d received hours of footage, which Allison and I had to work to cut down to less than eight minutes. The initial part she filmed of me was much longer, but in the end I decided I wanted my piece to be shorter. I, after all, was going to get as long as I wanted after the video was over, in person, to tell Darek all of the many detailed reasons I wanted to spend my life with him; the others would not. So, I put the focus on them to help me craft the perfect story to share with Darek.
Congratulations Darek and Daniel! We are so honored to share your proposal video!
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