Boyfriend sets up fake seminar, proposes to girlfriend
Bride-to-be thought she was attending teacher seminar
A Central Florida movie theater helped pull off quite a marriage proposal for an Orlando couple with a unique video.
Johnathan Sessoms, a professor at Full Sail University, spent a month planning the video for his bride-to-be, Kelly Stoyer, at the Enzian Theater.
“I knew I wanted to do something big, but I wasn't sure what,” said Sessoms.
More than 50 people, including a film crew, helped make the proposal a reality.
Sessoms set up a fake teacher's training seminar at the theater with the help of Stoyer's prinicpal and family. Instead of a teacher's presentation, Stoyer watched her boyfriend show up on the big screen.
“I was amazed, shocked,” said Stoyer.
In the video, Sessoms isn't sure how to propose until a mysterious box falls from the sky.
“Its a sign from the heavens that there's something significant in our relationship,” explained Sessoms.
But no matter how hard he tries, he can't open the box.
The video shows Sessoms doing everything from running over it, to using a tree trimmer, and even dynamite. Nothing works, until he gets a text from Stoyer saying she loves him.
Sessoms then gets transported back to Florida where he ends up at Stoyer's parents' home asking for her father's blessing. Sessoms then makes his way into the Enzian theater, shocking Stoyer, who thought he was 3,000 miles away.
“When I made the video, I had an audience of one,” said Sessoms. “This is the one it was for."
“I loved it,” Stoyer said. “It was great.”
The couple tells Local 6 they plan on getting married next March in St. Cloud.
So far, the 10-minute video has more than 4,000 hits on YouTube.