The most romantic wedding proposal ever Woman stunned as flash mob of strangers hand her flowers before boyfriend pops the question
11:00 GMT, 16 August 2012
Flash mobs are renowned for being anything but romantic – until now.
Jack from Boston, Massachusetts has proposed to his girlfriend Teresa Elsey by arranging for dozens of strangers to present her with a single flower each.
In a video that records his genius August 2 proposal, which includes many of the secret operation's impressive nuts and bolts, the young man is seen leading his wife-to-be to the Institute Of Contemporary Art for an after-work date.
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Romantic: A man has proposed to his girlfriend using a flash mob. Strangers, like above, handed flowers to Teresa (above) one at a time before a clan later swarmed her with flowers right before he proposed
Growing: As Jack, her boyfriend (left), joined her, they were filmed collecting further flowers as they walked to an after-work date they had planned at Boston's Institute Of Contemporary Art
The young man, whose surname is unknown, told the Huffington Post that since he 'wasn't too nervous about the question itself', he decided to come up with a 'ridiculously complicated plan to worry about instead'.
The pair had visited the museum on their first date.
A group of operatives are overheard throughout the video communicating with one another as they send coordinate the scattered mob's movements to coincide with those of Teresa, a freelance writer.
She is approached by the first stranger once she has left work for the day, however turns the flower down and continues walking on to meet Jack, as planned.
Spying: The couple are filmed by multiple cameras, set up by Jack, as they stroll to the museum for their date
Growing: Strangers approach her thick and fast as she approaches the museum. Jack, meanwhile, sneaks off
Popular: Teresa is swarmed by a crowd of strangers, each armed with a single flower of their own
Romantic: Teresa's ever-expanding bunch of blooms became so large that she was barely able to hold them all
As Jack strolls with his girlfriend along the Boston waterfront, the target, as the operatives describe her, is approached by a stream of other strangers, all armed with the pink and white blooms.
The load begins to swell so much so that Jack offers a hand, no doubt allowing her more room to receive others he has planned.
As the couple close in on the dock in front of the museum, the crowd turns into a swarm.
Dozens of strangers gather around the beaming young woman who struggles to hold all of the flowers in her two hands.
Prince: Jack then returns in a Velcro-ed tuxedo that he cut earlier and leads her to a bench he has set up
The big question: Jack then gets down on one knee and proposes to a clearly delighted Teresa, who accepts
Love: The couple embrace once she accepts his proposal, which draws a rousing applause from the flash mob
Congratulations! The couple stroll off together to a private dinner but not before his brothers (left) high-five him
Meanwhile, Jack manages to sneak off
in order to change into the tuxedo he had cut and Velcro-ed prior to the
plan to enable him to quickly slip it over his clothing without a fuss.
soon returns to a stunned Teresa and leads her to a bench that he has
set up as a band plays music in the background – another one of Jack's
He then drops to one knee in order to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
She responds: 'Of course.'
Romantic: Dozens of strangers, seen above, were in on the proposal and gave the couple a round of applause
Her answer draws a rousing applause from the mob who witness the couple embrace before Jack leads Teresa on to a private dinner.
Before they vacate the dock, however, they are high-fived by his two brothers, who stand at the end of the dock in tuxedos of their own.
Jack said: 'It's been such a gift to share our joy with family members and friends and strangers – to know that other people are joining us in that moment, and somehow believing in the crazy project.'
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