"Will You Marry Me—Today?" Watch How One Man Planned His Girlfriend's Dream Wedding Using Pinterest


What would you do if you didn't get to plan your wedding? New bride Amanda Roman found out when her boyfriend of five years, Ryan Leak, proposed and surprised her with her dream wedding—which she had outlined on Pinterest—all in the same day!

Leak got the idea after overhearing Roman tell her friend that she dreamed of getting engaged and married on the same day. After some sleuthing, he found the jackpot—Roman had a "My Dream Wedding" Pinterest board with over 220 pins, a virtual snapshot of the exact wedding she eventually had.

"Amanda basically planned her dream wedding without even knowing it," Leak said in their wedding video. Those plans included captioned pictures of a wedding dress, wedding party outfits ("could this please be my mother of the bride or groom dress?!" Roman captioned on her pin), table centerpieces ("you can get the vases at Dollar Tree for $1 each"), wedding scrapbooks ("the maid of honor could put this together"), and escort cards ("great arrangement so everyone can see").

"After extensive (albeit guided) planning and coordinating of all of those moving parts, Leak whisked Roman away to Miami under the guise of helping friends move. He proposed at the site of the ceremony right before it took place and even managed to give his love everything she wanted, including her favorite hair stylist and makeup artist."

A video team shot a half-hour personal documentary of the event, called The Surprise Wedding. It features their tale of love at first sight and Leak's "recon work" on Pinterest. Some brides may shudder at the idea of not having a physical hand in wedding planning, but Roman's happy tears and palpable joy show that Leak's actions did speak louder than his words.

—Terri Pous

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