When Anthony first contacted us about filming his proposal to Michelle we were extremely excited. Nothing beats a little under cover surveillance action! We met Anthony in the Food Lion parking lot in Corolla, about an hour before the proposal, to mic him up and go over the details. We were a bit nervous that Michelle might find the mic wire or notice us on the beach but we pulled it off like true detectives. Anthony surprised her with a message in a bottle and a gorgeous ring. She of course said yes and the rest is history! Warning...this video made my pregnant wife cry.
Jun 16, 2016 Benny Baldwin
So here's the story :)
Stan took Wendy to dinner at the Pamlico Cafe, meanwhile I picked up the bottle from Wendy's daughter Erin, who had not only been keeping the secret, but acted as an accomplice, cleverly hiding the bottle in her room at their vacation rental.
After picking up the bottle I went to the restaurant where I met up with Stan, under the guise of his having to use the restroom, and taped a microphone to his chest under his shirt. With a little helpful stalling from the wait staff to help delay the two, I then drove out to the old Hatteras light house site and got into position, along with photographer Tom and waited for them to show.
I pretended to film the waves as they initially walked by, as was the plan, and with the added help of my girlfriend Chelsea, buried the bottle in the sand after they initially plassed and waited for their return trip back from up the beach.
All went according to Stan's ingenious plan as they came back upon the bottle, and after a humorous discussion as to how the bottle got there, Wendy picked it up and pulled out the note Stan had placed inside of it. Upon realizing that the note was addressed to her, Wendy, surprised and bewildered as to how he managed to plant the bottle, read the loving words that Stan had written her, after which Stan dropped to one knee, proposed, and with Wendy's answer of "yes," he became the happiest man on earth!
It was a treat to work with this fantastic couple, for whom you can truly feel a loving and playful connection between. Here's wishing them a life time of happiness together. Enjoy the proposal video below!
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