This Guy’s Awesome Proposal Was Decades in the Making

posted: 06/19/15
by: Courtney Reimer

It's a story straight out of the rom-com playbook, and it's even got its own storyline and movie to go with it -- except it's not fantasy, it's the real thing.

Sam Maccarone and Jessica Burzichelli were 5th grade sweethearts (for lack of a better term), and while their love has taken decades to reach full bloom, he wanted his proposal to be something extra special -- so he decided to set up an elaborate "music video" that would culminate in his popping the question.

"I always knew I wanted her to have something that would last forever," Sam told The Huffington Post. "And I knew no matter how I was going to do it I was going to have someone secretly there recording her reaction so we could have that forever."

The video shoot (which he'd positioned something they were helping their friend out with) turned out to be an elaborate lead up to the proposal at a Philadelphia-area restaurant where their friends and family were waiting. "You're the sweetest, sexiest, smartest person I know. And you're even pretty funny sometimes," Sam said to Jessica before asking the big question. Check out the full thing below.