Attention, Disney fans! You have to see this fairy tale of a proposal.
Brenden McNeil made the bold choice to propose to his girlfriend Kaley McLean in public. (Public proposals take guts!)
But McNeil did not just propose in public. He proposed on stage. In the middle of a performance. Yep, that’s pretty bold.
You see, Kaley is a huge “Beauty and The Beast” fan. So, when she was cast as Belle in the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center’s production of the Disney musical, it was pretty much a dream come true.
That’s when Brenden got a great idea: Why not add to the excitement and magic of her final performance by proposing to Kaley during the last song of a sold-out performance?
So Brenden got to work. Without telling his girlfriend what he was planning, he worked with members of the crew to rehearse his part in the play and to be fitted for the Prince’s costume.
When the final song began on the last night’s performance, imagine Kaley’s surprise when her boyfriend came out on stage instead of her co-star. Then and there, in front of the packed audience, he got down on one knee and popped the question.
And, she said yes! They then completed the song and walked off stage together to thundering applause.
It was such a moving performance that Kaley’s good friend and costume designer David McCarthy asked if he could design and direct an engagement shoot for them. Of course, they quickly agreed, and the photos are positively stunning. (Note: Make friends with talented people. They come in handy.)
Can’t get enough “Beauty and The Beast”? Not to worry. The live-action movie starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens of “Downton Abbey” fame comes out in just two months. Check out the awesome trailer: