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.