I was proposed to on Thanksgiving morning 2002. My fiancé and I have a favorite movie that we watch every time it’s on HBO; it’s called Moulin Rouge. On the morning of the proposal it was like any other morning, where we sit by the fire, reading the paper and drinking coffee together. About an hour into our morning I ran upstairs to get some laundry and I hear my financé yell up to me that Moulin Rouge was on. So, I ran downstairs sat in front of the TV and sang along to the musical as I always do. About a half-hour into the movie there is a part where Christian (Ewan McGregor) and Sateen (Nicole Kidman) are singing their love song called the “Elephant Love Song”, at about this time I see my fiancé’s face come up on screen and is singing the “Love Song”. He proposed to me from the movie Moulin Rouge! A beautiful song, a romantic speech and most of all an amazing proposal. About a week before he went to a television editor and had his face and voice edited into the movie. I was so surprised and shocked that I didn’t say YES for 10 minutes. I find out later that he timed it just right, as I ran upstairs he popped in the videotape into the VCR, and all along I thought I was watching HBO. It was the most romantic, thoughtful thing he has ever done for me. The best part of this whole proposal, is I can watch this special moment for years and years to come.
Las Vegas, NV