Here at BRIDES we're total suckers for a good love story — who isn't? — and this latest viral video totally captured our hearts. We've seen our fare share of cute videos — from flash mobs to puppy proposals — and we thought we'd seen it all, until now. Animator Kevin Ulrich wanted to find an adorable way to surprise his then-fiancé Celina Frenn with a retelling of their love story, so, he did what he does best: animate it.
Ulrich used Legos to quickly recap the story of how he and Frenn met and fell in love. And considering he's a talented artist who's worked directly with the Lego Group before, we aren't surprised that the video is such a hit.
"The first six months of knowing each other was characterized by signs indicating that we should be together, and me staunchly resisting those signs because of bad experiences in the past," Ulrich told Buzzfeed. "Eventually I caved and said, 'You're worth the risk.'" Ulrich and Frenn started out as coworkers two years ago and as seen in the video, Ulrich had a strict no dating co-workers policy.
"Her dad was one of our clients, and he and I did not get along very well, so I had a double reason for not wanting to ask her out," Kevin said. "But eventually I came to realize I would never find another girl like her, and the complications were worth the effort. Now we are no longer coworkers, and her dad and I are good friends." Maybe Ulrich can share some pointers on how to get through a bad first impression with the future in-laws.
The cute clip walks through many real-life moments in the couple's relationship. Ulrich asking Frenn out in a tree is seriously too precious for words. (SPOILER alert: she said yes!) To top it all off, he even managed to perfectly recreate the moment he proposed, using Legos of course.
The video took a total of 70 hours to make and was the perfect wedding day surprise — well, almost surprise. "In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Celina started asking about a video saying, 'Wouldn't it be great if you did a Lego video about us? You don't have to. But if you wanted to I would love it!' So I spilled the beans and told her I had been planning to, but had no way of keeping it a surprise. I told her to trust me and that she would like the final product. And she did. She loved it," Kevin said. Is there any girl that wouldn't love that?!