This Future Groom Re-Animated His Girlfriend's Favorite Movie, "Sleeping Beauty," to Propose
The moment unfolded at a theater, in front of the happy couple's family and friends.
If you're a romantic and a Disney movie fan, this proposal story is likely right up your alley. One soon-to-be groom, Lee Loechler, used his girlfriend's favorite film, Sleeping Beauty, to pop the question—in the most unexpected, creative way. He recreated the penultimate scene of the animated film, featuring himself as Prince Charming and his high school sweetheart, Sthuthi David, as Aurora to bring the proposal to life.
As revealed in the now-viral video shared by E! News, Loechler's animation shows Prince Charming—who, after a single cut, suddenly looks a lot like Loechler—kissing Sleeping Beauty (who takes on David's likeness!) to wake her up. And then the plot takes a different turn: Loechler's Prince Charming gets down on one knee, a diamond ring in hand ("I thought there was something wrong with the movie!" David later explained). The film's interactive portion then begins: The onscreen Loechler seemingly throws the ring out of the frame, where the future groom catches it, much to the delight of the crowd. Of course, this signaled the real-life Loechler to get down on one knee to ask David to be his bride.
That wasn't the only time the film broke the fourth wall: Onscreen, the Prince tells Loechler to hurry up, which prompted him to retort, "It's not every day you get to propose to your high school sweetheart, so I'm gonna take my time." Loechler personalized his proposal even more by connecting his love for David to her job. "I love you with my whole heart, including all of its ventricles, atriums, valves—she's a cardiologist," he shared with the crowd—which, David quickly realized, was dotted with their family and friends.
He then asked the essential question: "Will you live happily ever after with me?" After excitedly saying yes to the proposal, the happy couple watched the ending to the animated film as Prince Charming and Sleeping Beauty rode off in a carriage together. To cap off the thoughtful proposal, David enthusiastically said to her soon-to-be husband, "That was so good!"