This Proposal at The Met Was a Total Work of Art

"The rest is history or should I say…art history.”

Updated 10/11/17
(Credit: @krysxvi / Imgur, Reddit)

What better place for an artist and a designer to get engaged than New York City's famous Metropolitan Museum of Art? For one man, that romantic idea became a reality—but instead of getting down on one knee any old way, this guy went the extra mile when he added his own personal touch, making for a very memorable moment.

On Monday, October 9, Reddit user @krysxvi posted an adorable photo to Imgur of himself proposing to his bride-to-be. At first glance, the photo looks like any other engagement pic. But if you look closely, you'll notice that he proposes to her in front of a painting—of what looks the two of them, in that exact moment.

“As we walked the aisles of art from ancient times and contemporary alike, they happened upon a room of Picasso’s art (Marybeth’s favorite),” he wrote on Reddit. “My brother and sister in law were able to then hang the painting I had made of himself 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 began 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.”

Unfortunately, the romantic moment was interrupted by some museum guards who were much less excited about the proposal.

“Soon after I rose back to my feet, we were greeted by a less than happy guard who told them to remove the painting from the wall and suggested that we leave,” he wrote. “After a few more quick photos, the gang left the building and the rest is history or should I say...art history.”

Don't worry though—the groom only used adhesive tape to hang the painting (leaving the scene without a trace.)

As for how he was able to perfectly orchestrate her coordinating outfit?

“I knew she’d be wearing that dress because I had her mom buy it a few weeks in advance for her,” he wrote. “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.”

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