I remember when I proposed to my fiancee almost a year ago. I was nowhere near as creative as Chad was by making this awesome geeky video.

Using the iPhone and iPhone apps only, Chad came up with this video that he managed to get played at his local movie theater, which happened to be the place where he and his fiancee Vy got their first dates. The video started playing and she apparently knew right away what was going on. The rest is history…

Here is the full story, for those of you who care:

I proposed to my girlfriend, Vy, by writing a song and making a music video for her. We went out to see a film at our favorite movie theater and she was completely surprised once she figured out what was playing on the screen wasn’t actually an iPhone commercial.

LONG VERSION: Vy’s been wanting me to write a song for her for a very long time. I decided to write a Top 40 / Club type song because this is the type of music she likes most. Since I’m not a great singer, I found it very convenient that auto-tune is very popular in this genre. Ha! I recorded and mixed everything in Pro Tools. No loops were used. A big thank you to my brother, Casey, for doing a great job filming all the iPhone action.

This entire project took about 4 months to complete since I could only work on it when Vy was not around. It was hard coming up with so many fake excuses why I couldn’t hang out! As the project neared completion, I made phone call after phone call trying to get this played in a movie theater (with hopes of getting it played in the Carmike 20 in Oakdale which is where we had our first movie date many years ago). I lucked out when somebody got me the number to Daniel, the Carmike City Manager, who was awesome, got the OK from corporate and made it happen. I brought the DVD in so they could make sure it was suitable for showing and to do a practice run. The date was now set for Sunday, Sept. 5th at 7:35pm. It would be playing in front of the romantic comedy “Going the Distance” (which I was glad about, I was worried it might be “The Last Exorcism”!)

Wouldn’t you know it, almost immediately Vy started getting invited to BBQs, house parties and other events for Sept. 5th! Now I had to come up with a plan to make Vy want to see this movie instead doing anything else so I asked our friend Justin, who lives in Hollywood and is beginning to make appearances in film and TV, to facebook a bunch of us saying he’s appearing in a trailer for a movie called “Addicted To You” and that this trailer is showing in front of “Going the Distance” nationwide. I then requested our friend, Carlus, to respond on facebook saying “Let’s all go see Justin in the movies on Sunday! I’ll pick up tickets for everyone. Dress up and we’ll go out for my birthday afterwards”.

The plan worked great and Vy was excited to watch for our friend Justin in the trailers. We arrived that night, sat through a bunch of commercials and movie trailers and then my video started. Vy thought it was a real iPhone commercial. When in the video I said “So you want to write a song for your girlfriend”, Vy squeezed my hand and looked at me with a smile. I thought she had figured it out at that moment but she later explained she hadn’t yet firgured it out and had squeezed my hand because she wanted me to write her a song. Ha!

Once the video showed “June 17th, 2004” she figured it out and started crying immediately, which I especially enjoyed because she has never cried at the movies but I have a number of times! At the end where the video sent the text message, Vy actually received that same text message from my phone. At that moment I got down on one knee, looked at Vy and said “Vy, you’re my best friend, I love you so much and I want to be with you forever. Will you marry me?”

She said “YES!” Our friends Thomas and Kristin then came out of hiding and gave Vy a dozen roses. We all met up with more friends and went out dancing to celebrate!

What do you think?

  • Smooth Operator!

  • Burge

    And she said … It’s me or the iPhone ….
    He spends WAY to much time on that iPhone….

  • Steve Jobs must love this video.

    • Burge

      Apple just might pay him for it … Then you’ll see it on TV….

  • Kingz

    Dam! That is pretty clever! Ur very talented.

    I heard a very similar story where the guy planned something like this because he knew his gf was going to the movies that weekend at that certain time. So he wanted to surprise her by coming out from the back and propose after a similar ad like yours which he made. As he did he saw his gf holding hands with her “friend” that she was cheating on him with….

    • Z

      Ouch burn!

  • Xlover

    Woooow my eyes begin to …… You so romantic man and celver at the same time I hope to you and ur girlfriend or wife I suspose a very happy long life

  • Darren

    That’s so cool …touching everyone for sure…
    I like the way u did …

  • marvelprince

    wow, that has got to be the most romantic thing i have ever seen. nice job chad.

  • Z

    Made my wifey cry, why? Cuz in comparison to this proposal, I was a cheap ass =)

    That was great! Hope the rest of their lives together are as great as this proposal!

  • Dadditude

    Very nice job, Chad. My hat’s off to you, man.

  • Jason masters

    Apples prolly gonna sue him for that video lol!
    I’m glad someone found true love !

  • Verity

    Awwwww, that is SO sweet! Made *my* eyes leak also… :o) Thanks for sharing it with everyone, Sebastien! Oh. And what IS that Piano app? I don’t have that one – it looks cool…

  • slowhand

    Awesomeness!

  • T-Mizzle

    Wow that made my eyes tear up! Steve Jobs should surprise them by providing a lavish wedding and all guest receive a new iPhone 4

  • Duetschpire

    That was… I don’t know can’t explain it as I love those sneaky 007 romantic surprises, I always tried my best to do so, but never in my life I came up with something that clever lol.
    Congrats for both of yous guys.

  • Andrew

    So great good work Chad.