Man uses flash mob to propose to girlfriend - New York News

Man uses flash mob to propose to girlfriend

Posted: Updated:
GLENDALE, Ariz. -

Asking the love of your life for her hand in marriage is nerve wracking enough.

Now try and coordinate a few dance moves for you and a few of your friends, and you have a real nail biter.

The whole idea for the flash mob proposal started after James Ake heard his girlfriend of a little more than a year say how cool it would be if a flash mob happened to her.

On Sunday, she found out her boyfriend actually listens.

Ake was minutes away from proposing.

But he didn't just get on one knee, he staged a flash mob.

"I'm pretty confident she's going to say yes, but the whole production of everything has me a little nervous," said Ake.

It started with Ake's girlfriend, Ana Gutierrez, walking with her friend when a stranger bumped into them.

There were cartwheels and dozens of people in unison and then one-by-one Gutierrez started getting roses.

Ake showed up to give the last rose, a glass rose.

"I'm going to say, 'This rose complete your bouquet like you complete my life' and then it's a glass rose and, 'like this rose our love is never going to die'," said Ake.

The big moment on one knee left Gutierrez saying yes.

"I couldn't believe he did all this for me," said Gutierrez.

"It went better than I planned. It went perfect. It went just how I'd hoped it would," said Ake.

Ake and Gutierrez met in an ASU science class, they were lab partners.

They said it was chemistry from the start.

"He's the love of my life, he's everything. He's my soul mate, I know it," said Gutierrez.

Getting it all done was no easy feat, Ake planned the flash mob for three months.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:07:27 GMT
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
  • Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:36:50 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
  • NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 teens

    NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 children

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:25:35 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices