A clever Redditor thought of an ingenious way to propose to his girlfriend at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sadly it got him kicked out, but not without getting the girl first.
The proposal by, or to, your significant other should be a memory that lasts a lifetime. The hope is that the proposer thinks hard about how he can make the experience something truly unforgettable for the proposee. This was definitely the case for Chris, his girlfriend Marybeth …oh yeah, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Guard who asked them to leave the Museum.
Get ready SecretNYCers, we’re about to raise the bar on what you thought was an epic proposal. Chris writes:
In September we took a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As we walked the aisles of art from ancient times and contemporary alike, we happened upon a room of Picasso’s art (Marybeth’s favorite). My brother and sister in law were able to then hang the painting I had made of myself proposing to Marybeth wearing the red polka dot dress next to a Picasso. After I was given the signal I brought my girlfriend to the painting where she began immediately crying when she realized that the painting was of what was about to take place. I bent the knee and she nodded yes as tears traveled down her rosy cheeks. Her cousin, who had been undercover waiting for them to arrive at the museum, beautifully documented the moment through her photography. Soon after I rose back to my feet, we were greeted by a less than happy guard who told us to remove the painting from the wall and suggested that we leave. After a few more quick photos, we left the building and the rest is history or should I say…art history.
I knew she’d be wearing that dress because I had her mom buy it a few weeks in advance for her and then convinced her to wear it that day. Also I had asked a few other small museums for permission to do this and none obliged so I just said f it and decided I just do it at the biggest museum I could think of and ask for forgiveness rather than permission.
3… 2… 1… “Awwwwwwww.”Adorable, we can only hope one day someone loves us enough to get kicked out of a Museum for.
It would be easy to think of the guard as curmudgeonly of grumpy. The Ebaneezer Scrooge of love, if you will. BUT, the Met is home to some priceless works of art. Let’s not hate a guy for trying to do his job.
Let’s take a look at some photos and video from the happy couple’s special moment.
Here’s a video of the big moment:
And, of course, some photos of the happy couple:
Featured image source [Kelly Joyce Photography]