A Social Proposal
My fiance, Adam and I work for the same company, Mashable, a top social media blog. He's the COO and I'm the managing editor, and because we work out of our home office, I like to think there's very little I don't know about. But it turns out he was able to surprise me after all.
Last summer we collaborated on The Summer of Social Good, a project that raised money and awareness for charities online. The 3-month program culminated in a conference at New York's 92nd Street Y -- a favorite place of mine and the location of many of our early dates as a couple. During his closing remarks at the conference, Adam brought our staff up on stage and asked me to come closer. He proclaimed that this was our true anniversary and that he had hidden friends and family among the crowd; and with that he got down on his knee and presented me with my ring in front of a clapping crowd who quickly rushed to Twitter to share the special news.
As soon as we walked offstage we realized he had never actually popped the question, so in front of our co-workers and friends he did the whole thing over again and I said "YES!"
You can watch the video here (in the last 2 minutes): http://mashable.com/2009/08/28/mashable-marriage-proposal/
I was on that stage recently and my first thought was that this was the same stage my friends got engaged on. So cute!
i can't believe he forgot to ask the question
It's not very interesting.
Amazing! Sooo cute. I hope my proposal is as special.
I cried when I was there and I could cry every time I read it : )
So nice and impressive that she said yes even though he technically didn't ask. . .
Happy Engagement what a wonderful story to tell your children one day
GREAT! Something they can alwas talk about.
What's the wedding going to be like?
So funny that he didn't actually propose and you say yes on stage, but what a great guy that he was willing to do it all again.
how could it get any better than this?!
This one was the best. I think the creativity was amazing.
dont you just love love!?!?!
They make a great couple!!
social media man meets social media woman. social media man proposes to social media woman on social media public forum. social media man and social media woman become social media stories. social media couple marry on social media blogs and youtube. social media couple live happily ever after they have their social media babies
WOW what a great proposal sstory
i want this to happen to me!
I like the public proposal
It's a beautiful sight to see two great people who love each other, wish to make a lifelong commitment and to share it with family and friends, WOW!
Congrats. Wonderful story.
Incredibly current and cute!
amazing!!! what a story! congrats :)
How neat a story, the very best to the two of you.
goodness gracious, does this guy have a brother like him?
Who doesn't love to be surprised in public!
Perfect proposal for the couple! Totally fits who they both are!!
great proposal story,what a surprise for Sharon.
Can't get more romantic than this!
It was so fun to see this live - the whole room felt like part of the moment! Best wishes to you both!
The most creative proposal I've ever seen.
Wonderful, thoughtful guy who truly wanted the moment to be very special for both them and their friends and family
What a modern tale of love and respect. Fantastic
Mazel Tov! What a great story!
I'm still smiling.
What a romantic proposal! They have a great start to what I'm sure will be a beautiful love story.
Excellent proposal! Couldn't do it better myself.
So incredibly romantic, thoughtful and public!
That's the kind of live event I would have liked to see. Just trying to visualize it brings a tear to the eye and a huge smile. Best of luck to you both.
Great story, enjoyed reading.
I thought it was so romantic. It was very spontaneous and sweet.
What an amazing proposal!!!!
It was GREAT! On stage, in front of a full Social Media Conference audience, Adam hid his aims by starting off complimenting the whole staff! He continued by recognizing Sharon. Then the whole audience started a collective shriek, howl, hoot & applaud and jumped to their feet when he reached back into his pocket while holding her other hand... and dropped to his knee. How chivalrous! Laptops were already out, iPhones popped and Twitter & the web were flooded with the live streaming video! Brave, Adam!
I love the idea of a media proposal and think it's a riot that he forgot to propose. Glad that it got done in the end!
Congrats on your Engagement and I look forward to the wedding!
Best story ever! I know, because I'm the one who proposed ;)
Mixing business with pleasure! Adorable and sweet.
Omg how romantic can a guy get?
Working and living together, while keeping romance alive every day - that's something to celebrate!
This was an amazing proposal! And such a great couple!
Wow, I have no idea who these people are, but they sound awesome! I wish I knew them and got to hang out with them! That Adam in one handsome fellow!
As an online viewer of the engagement, I have to say that it was the sweetest moment ever :)
This is the coolest thing ever - I watched it and cried!