There’s nothing like a classic fairytale romance to inspire a real life love and one man used Disney’s Sleeping Beauty to propose to his girlfriend in the most epic way.

Filmmaker Lee Loechler decided he would use his girlfriend’s love of Sleeping Beauty to pull off an incredible and unexpected proposal. Loechler worked with an animator for six months to edit himself and his girlfriend, Dr. Sthuthi David, into the classic Disney film.

When the new cut was completed he rented out a movie theater and even invited some of their family and friends to join in the audience and witness the big moment. They were all in on the surprise and David didn’t suspect a thing, believing that they were all simply going to the movies to watch a special screening of her favorite film.

The proposal moment doesn’t come until close to the end of the film, so it was a suspenseful wait for Loechler, according to an interview with Insider. As the prince comes to wake Aurora from her magical slumber, the new scenes begin to play out and David catches on to what’s happening. “Big public proposals can be sweet, but I could never imagine putting someone on the spot like that if you’re not 100% sure they will say yes,” he told Insider.

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Luckily the story has a happy ending and David gladly accepted his proposal. Although he hilariously prepared for the alternative answer, so watch the video all the way to the end, it’s totally worth it.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Lee Loechler via YouTube

 

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