Don’t blame me for being giddy! Lol. It was my first time of witnessing a proposal. I know some of you may have become experts in proposals but this was my first time of witnessing one.
One of my resolutions for 2017 was to go out more , watch movies, and travel a bit more. I can live like a hermit sometimes and I prefer to watch movies in the comfort of my room as opposed to looking for what to wear, actually dressing up and going to a cinema.
I mentioned this my resolution to two of my friends last year, I didn’t know they had plans for me until the Yuletide season when both of them separately ( as if they planned it oh) were like Oya!lets go watch a movie. Lol.
Toh! I couldn’t very well back out when I was the one who brought it up, but I still gave excuses to both of them at first so we adjourned. But yesterday friday seemed like a good day to make it happen. Luckily the two of them were free at the same time, so we managed to hook up at the venue, plus two other people (another colleague and my friend’s sister).
Venue was Filmhouse Cinemas, Ventura Mall, Samonda, Ibadan.
We arrived a little ahead of time, and we got the tickets. But out of boredom, we went back downstairs.
By the time we got back up, the hall was packed full of people. The few spaces available were kept for other people so my friend and her sister were at the first row in front, while two of us were at the next row, Not so enjoyable being so close to the screen, (plus lots of neck craning) but we made do.
Luckily, even though we came in minutes late, the movie was yet to start. A few adverts came on and what seemed like a foreign movie of a hero on a conquest because of a lady and pictures of the lady were shown. I still didn’t comprehend, seeing as I had never witnessed one live. I looked at my friend and asked her if she was sure we were in the right place. Lol. I couldn’t see Banky W or any of the Wedding party crew anywhere. I didn’t realize that a guy in the audience was proposing to his lady. Not until I turned back my head and saw camera Flashes, and a stunned lady did I realize what was happenening. The screen showed the words ” Will you marry me”? Of course she said yes. Lol.
It was so sweet. And the movie we were about to watch was “the wedding party”. What better movie to propose right before, than the Wedding Party.
I spoke to both fiancé and fiancée after the movie finished and she said she was very surprised.
Her mum and her sister were both there as part of the surprise so the guy really went all the way.
Dont mind my funny question to her. Am I the only one who has always wondered if ladies who are proposed to are truly surprised or just faking? This particular lady seemed genuinely surprised . I asked the guy how he pulled it off and he said he paid Filmhouse 20k for the advert. Lol. I had also wondered what exactly happens behind the scenes before one can propose in a Cinema via the screen.
At this point I wished them well and took their pictures. I was feeling shy, so don’t blame me. If not for my friend I may not have the nerve to walk up to them to ask them those few questions. But they were really nice and I took more pictures outside.
Sorry! The review gan gan is coming up later and it’s gonna be badh gan.
I JUST HAD TO TELL YOU GUYS I WITNESSED A PROPOSAL. Lol. Have you ever witnessed one? What question would you have asked either party? Do you like public proposals? I am still torn. Something private is still my go-to default option. At most, with few family present.
My friend told me that this guy didn’t kneel down when he proposed? Is that an issue for you? I think it’s a religion thing. I know Muslim kids who don’t kneel even to greet. Must he kneel?
I was seated too far away to get a good pic. Plus the hall was dark. I tried looking up the lady on Facebook for more details and better pics but no luck. Too many ladies with that name popped up, narrowing it down to the Muslim ones sef didn’t help matters. I don’t know why I didn’t ask for her number instead of her Facebook name.