Dean Smith made a video for his girlfriend Jennifer Kessel that showed the 365 days he asked for her hand in marriage.
Dean videotaped himself holding up a whiteboard asking her to marry him every single day for a whole year, starting with January 8, 2014.
He did this while he was doing everyday things, such as brushing his teeth, eating breakfast or folding laundry.
The reveal happened during a large family trip to Aruba, where Jennifer was instructed via a whiteboard held by her sister Jaclyn to go down to the lobby.
There her brother and then a friend helped lead Jennifer to the beach, where her father and stepmother were waiting to hand her a device where she could watch the film.
‘By now you’ve probably realized that your birthday surprise is in the form of this video,’ Smith begins on screen.
‘What you don’t know is that I’ve been planning this birthday surprise for over a year now.’
The video then cuts to a film Dean made on Jennifer’s birthday the previous year.
‘I just wanted to make this video to tell you that today is the day that I decided I want to spend the rest of my life with you,’ he reveals.
“Jennifer, I love you more than anything in the world,” he said. “I know that you’re the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, but I want the timing to be perfect and make this moment special. For the next year, I’ll show you how much I love you and that you’re in my thoughts every day. I want to marry you.”
Smith then walked up behind her on the beach and got down on one knee.
It was an emotional gathering for all. One stranger who had gathered nearby even yelled out, “We all want invitations to the wedding!”
The beautiful gesture was complete with a big group hug and lots of happy tears.