Have you watched this video? I just did. It’s a typical Friday night – trolling the New York Times wedding section with a glass of wine.  Good times.

I cried when I saw this video, and smiled, and felt warm all over. Then I realized the warmth was from the growing anger in my soul. A flash mob proposal? Really? The Cartier ring isn’t enough? Flying her family in isn’t enough? A flash mob and full instrumental band? Come on!

Full disclosure: my proposal was slightly different. Full of rain, fighting and an army backpack. And I loved every minute of the train wreck that it truly was.

This? This is magical. This is over the top and completely romantic. This is…not what the rest of their marriage will be like.

Maybe I’m wrong. But what’s next? Will Santa officiate the wedding? Will their first child walk on water? How can the poor guy possibly keep this going. And what about all the other poor guys out there? Is this what they need to do?

I know I sound bitter and jealous – and I am – but this is impossible to live up to.

Good luck to those crazy kids. I look forward to their YouTube wedding on Mars.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hlthaker
    Aug 03, 2012 @ 22:26:23

    I admittedly don’t get the whole big showy wedding thing (I know, shocker), and everyone’s entitled to do what makes them happy, but haven’t we reached the flash mob saturation point? And does every moment of our lives need to now be made public (oh, well I guess you are doing that here, but you get my point)?


    • wifemothereventplanner
      Aug 03, 2012 @ 22:33:22

      I do get your point. And It isn’t the exposure of the personal lives thing that bothers me, it’s the fact that YouTube and Twitter and…well….Wordpress has made us all overdramatic – I think. Almost vulgar.


  2. squirrel circus
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 09:19:46

    Our reaction (and mine is the same as yours) could make us look jaded…but, honestly, I think we’re just reality-based….a concept that is certainly under-appreciated today. Rain and backpacks are real. The dead bloated rat that floated by in the harbor whilst Scott was trying to propose was VERY real. And so is life. i hope these two do have an amazing life together, but I hope it’s amazing on the inside, too, not just the outside….


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