Elaborate proposals are tough to pull off. They require coordination, secrecy, and tons of prep work—but usually not of the physically variety. However, in addition to searching for the perfect ring, this Pennsylvania groom-to-be spent the months before popping the question stretching and training for an engagement that would literally put the pose in proposal—and probably make you feel a little guilty for skipping yoga class yet again. So how'd he end up popping the question? In midair and mid-yoga-pose. We're mid-jaw-drop.…
We already know that the couple that works out together often stays together. And we're sure the same goes for those who practice acroyoga together! We're betting you've already seen photos of the acrobatics/yoga combo that's been trending on our Instagram feed as of late, featuring super-fit, super-cute couples holding each other up in elaborate poses. But Alec Horan, who has been practicing the dual feat with his girlfriend, Steph Gardner, for the past two years, decided to put all those other (yoga) posers to shame by incorporating the practice into an epic proposal.
During a 10-day vacation to Oahu, Hawaii, Horan set out to propose—mid-pose—on a picturesque beach. "I had been sitting on the ring for about four months. I felt like Gollum from Lord of the Rings," Horan later told Inside Edition. "I was nervous for the whole 10 days in Hawaii."
Once on the beach with Gardner, the groom-to-be set up a camera on the sand to film the moment—something that Gardner didn't bat an eye at, since the couple often filmed and photographed their yoga poses. Then, once Gardner was perfectly balanced on Horan's feet (like, what??!!), Horan pulled out the ring. As Garden tilted her body back to complete the pose, she spotted her sparkly surprise and immediately became emotional, as seen in the above video.
"She didn't expect it," said Horan. "It was a complete surprise to her. Steph's emotional reaction was amazing. Heck, even I teared up too. It was the happiest day of my life. I'm going to marry my best friend."
And in case you weren't impressed enough with the pair's flexibility and you aren't heading to the gym ASAP, they even manage to share a kiss with Garden still lifted above Horan's head.
Think they'll kiss like that at their wedding?