The story of this epic proposal deserves an exhibition in some love museum. Recetly, a guy named Chris took his girlfriend Marybeth to the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to pop the big question, raising the bar for all romantics.
“As we walked the aisles of art from ancient times and contemporary alike, we happened upon a room of Picasso’s art (Marybeth’s favorite),” Chris writes. “My brother and sister in law were able to then hang the painting I had made of myself proposing to Marybeth wearing the red polka dot dress next to a Picasso. After I was given the signal I brought my girlfriend to the painting where she began immediately crying when she realized that the painting was of what was about to take place.”
He then bent the knee: “She nodded yes as tears traveled down her rosy cheeks. Her cousin, who had been undercover waiting for them to arrive at the museum, beautifully documented the moment through her photography.” The joyful moment was disrupted by security guards, who demanded the painting removed and suggested the partners in crime leave the building.
“I knew she’d be wearing that dress because I had her mom buy it a few weeks in advance for her and then convinced her to wear it that day.” He also contacted a few small museums for permission to perform a similar stunt, but none agreed. “I just said f it and decided I just do it at the biggest museum I could think of and ask for forgiveness rather than permission.”