Just months into their relationship, 23-year-old Beecher Reuning knew he had met the girl he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
But, the Virginia graduate student didn’t want to propose to his 25-year-old girlfriend April Allbritton in a cliche manner. So, for about a month, he thought and pondered various ways to make the ask of his life.
And one fall day, the idea hit him.
“I love to make movies and when I started dating April she also expressed that she likes to make videos,” Reuning told TheBlaze Saturday. “We didn’t plan anything, but we just started making corky videos one day.”
“So, about 7-8 months into our relationship, I realized she was the girl I was going to marry,” he continued. “So I’m thinking of ways to propose and I know she loves to be on camera and I know that our special thing is our videos, so I was like I think I’m going to convince her that we are going to do another video. Except I’m going to give it a little more meaning by us reenacting moments from our relationship.”
He planned the proposal for Nov. 23 and the two spent the day filming a number of highlights from their relationship. The couple laughed, danced and sung throughout the day, filming different scenes.
Finally, in the last scene, Reuning took a knee and proposed to an unsuspecting Allbritton.
“April Allbritton, you are the love of my life,” he said. “Will you Marry me?”
“Yes,” a stunned Allbritton replied. “You shocked me.”
Since the video was uploaded to YouTube, Reuning says several friends and family members have told him his unique proposal moved them.
“Other people are really being touched by it,” he said. “A lot of people are telling me they cried watching it.”
The 23-year-old added that he just feels blessed that Allbritton walked into his life and that they plan on getting married next year around Labor Day.
“This entire relationship from minute one until now — God has just orchestrated events like this viral video, like so many other things, that have just been phenomenal,” he said. “We both just give credit to God.”
At the time of publication, the video had 6,402 views.
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