MANILA – A wedding proposal can be as simple as asking the question “Will you marry me?” to a special someone.
Some people, however, took it a notch higher by making the event more memorable not only to their respective partners, but also to their relatives and friends, and even the public.
Here are six creative wedding proposals caught on video over the past months.
TV host Bianca Gonzalez was surprised upon her arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last March as airline officials welcomed her with red roses and a banner that read: “Bianca, please say yes.”
Her boyfriend, basketball player JC Intal, then knelt in front of her on one knee and popped the question. Gonzalez, who was moved to tears, said yes.
Music video shoot proposal
Parokya ni Edgar vocalist Chito Miranda set up a fake music video shoot at a private resort to propose to his girlfriend, actress Neri Naig, last March.
In the middle of the video, which supposedly starred Naig, a crying Miranda came out and fell on his knees before asking the actress to marry him.
Flash mob proposal
An employee of Philippine Postal Corporation invited his girlfriend for a supposed Valentine’s Day program last February 14. The woman was instead greeted by a flash mob, which ended with a proposal.
The woman was in tears when she said yes, and the crowd erupted in cheers.
Food tour proposal
Consultant Ross Garcia tapped a videographer, the tour group Old Manila Walks in Binondo and the marching band of the City of Manila to propose to his girlfriend, Jella Mercado, last year.
The food tour proceeded as planned. During their last stop, Mercado was greeted by balloons and roses, with a marching band playing her favorite song. After saying yes to Garcia, the sky was filled with fireworks.
Fun run proposal
The “Amazon Run” event in Cebu City last May was extra special to one woman as her boyfriend was waiting at the finish line to propose to her.
More than 800 runners participated in the event, which included colorful powder, people in costumes and props, among others.
Hostage drama proposal
Therapist Calvin Leona tapped indie film actor Leon Miguel to stage an elaborate hostage-taking prank at a restaurant in Quezon City to propose to his girlfriend, kids yoga teacher Jay-Ar Trono, last year.
The hostage taker hands Leona a ring and allows him to propose. Wiping tears as she laughs, Trono said yes.