Today’s wedding video is a “must see”! But, fair warning, you may need to have a box of tissues handy because this wedding proposal in the DC area is so stinkin’ cute, I promise you’ll get goose bumps! Daniel planned to propose to Darek with the help of their nearest and dearest… and a camera! So, to celebrate their second anniversary, Daniel surprised Derek with a trip to New York City that lead up to one of the sweetest proposal videos I have seen! This cute couple lives in DC, and they currently planning their wedding here in DC. (Spoiler alert: he said “yes’!!) If you’re planning a marriage proposal, take some serious notes! First, we’ll start with Daniel backstory….

From Daniel: Because our family and friends are such a huge part of our lives, I really wanted them to be part of my proposal to Darek. After some great advice from Darek’s brother, I decided not to propose in public, with them all present. I wanted to do something in a more intimate setting for just the two of us, but still include them in some way… so I decided a video of them was the way to go, chock full of messages from them letting Darek know how much they support and love us.

More from Daniel:  I spent several months conceptualizing the video in my head, and in February reached out to a videographer friend, Allison Korotkin, to see if what I envisioned was do-able. She was excited to help and gave me some pointers on how to get good quality images from everyone.

I spent about a month reaching out to all our friends and family individually to share with them my news and request. I asked each person to provide video footage per some very rough guidelines. I purposefully left it a bit vague so everyone’s personality and creativity could come through. I was not disappointed! Within just a few weeks I’d received hours of footage, which Allison and I had to work to cut down to less than eight minutes. The initial part she filmed of me was much longer, but in the end I decided I wanted my piece to be shorter. I, after all, was going to get as long as I wanted after the video was over, in person, to tell Darek all of the many detailed reasons I wanted to spend my life with him; the others would not. So, I put the focus on them to help me craft the perfect story to share with Darek.

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Congratulations Darek and Daniel! We are so honored to share your proposal video!

Want to see more proposals? Check our other Washington DC area wedding proposals or advice on how to propose.

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