Sunday, December 19, 2010

{ For Aubrey... }



Erin Elton here - the girl behind the camera and behind the scenes of TMB. Three days ago Matt called me with the best request I could have imagined... to help him pull off a surprise proposal for my best friend and roommate Aubrey Messick. It wasn't an easy task to get Aubrey out of the house so that Matt could come over and film his romantic request for her hand in marriage. Somehow we pulled it off and hid Matt in an upstairs room while I snuck into Aubrey's and convinced her to watch the latest "Rick Buck video" I had just edited for TMB. I quickly rushed out of her room to Aubrey yelling at me "Why did you name it 'For Aubrey', I'm confused?" I just left and let her figure it out while I positioned myself in the living room with the camera where Matt was nervously waiting her arrival. Watch the extended video with the actual proposal below.

I get emotional just thinking about everything that has happened tonight and especially everything that happened several months ago in planning The Mormon Bachelorette up to this moment.

Aubrey, I love you and I am so happy that you have found your eternal companion. We have spent many hours in the past crying over lost loves and now you get to cry over how happy you are to have a ring permanently on your finger and a man by your side forever that you are crazy about and that loves you more than anything. I have to admit, I couldn't have picked anyone better for you and he is getting quite the catch in a future wife.

Matt, you make my best friend the happiest I have ever seen her and that is the best thing a friend can ask for. Thank you for so willingly signing up for The Mormon Bachelorette, showing Aubrey the time of her life on your TMB dates and beyond, and taking her to the temple this Spring. I will be there to film any time you ask:).

May the festivities begin! A grateful ending to an inspired journey. Love you both.

Erin

25 comments:

B. [Von] Plothow said...

oh my gosh, please tell me that "something" is what I think it is!

elise said...

woohooo!!!

theblibbys said...

HE is sooooo proposing!!! Cute Cute Cute!!!!!!!!!! Justin did a video similar to that to propose to me. I am freaking turning cartwheels over here!!!

Hizzeather said...

Oh wow...we need an update STAT!!! :)

Jenny Robbins said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww. Yeah, pretty sure he's popping the question. Even if he's not though it's still a very sweet thing to do.

krystal said...

oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my goshhhhhhhh!!! so cute~is this what we think it is?!!!!!!!! ahhhhhh

TheSinglesWard said...

He went to JARED!!!!

Emily Sue said...

I'm so glad I was able to film that date!!!! I loved watching the clips from it. :)

Kim said...

This is the best video a mother could ever want to see!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! MATT you are amazing! Thank you for coming into our lives and finding the treasure that is in our Aubrey! Congratulations!

Bracken and Bracken said...

So glad I got to watch it :) YAY!!!! Tears of joy over here.

Tyler and Lyndsay said...

This was awesome. I am so happy for you guys. I have watched this since Emily first told me about it. Way to go, guys! Marriage is amazing and hard work, but it's the best kind of work out there. Here's to happy planning!!!

design gal said...

I am so happy for you! Congrats Aubrey & Matt!

Molly said...

congrats to Aubrey and Matt, this is so beautiful! Good work! Erin, every lds girl should have a roommate/friend like you!!! you are an amazing girl!

Brooke Trogdon said...

Congratulations! What an awesome video!

Janni said...

YAY!!!!! SO happy for you :)

Layla said...

WOOHOO! Awesome video! Congrats to you guys :)

Kristin said...

Congratulations Aubrey and Matt! This was such a sweet video. I am so excited for your upcoming wedding!

Catie Ann Findlay said...

I'm so happy for you Aubrey!! Congratulations!

McMemories said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!! Congrats to you both!! I am so happy for you:)

Shayla said...

So So So excited for you Aubrey!!! Loved seeing it, thanks ;)
ps. Can't wait to see how gorgeous the wedding will be!!

Jessica Reeves said...

Aubrey, I'm totally crying over here! That video is so sweet! I couldn't be more happy for you!! Congratulations!!!!!!

BreeAnn said...

That was so cute! I followed this blog while she was dating! I love happy endings! Congrats guys!

Amber said...

Loved following your journey with TMB and am so happy for the two of you!! Congratulations!!! =)

Lindsey said...

Aubrey and Matt, congratulations. What an excellent outcome to your little adventure!

Today's Gift said...

Awww, this made me so happy! Congratulations!!! :)