A bride-to-be’s fairytale came true when her Prince Charming got down on one knee for a Frozen-themed marriage proposal.
Brian Davis, 23, asked his girlfriend Michelle Seguin, 22, to marry him while the pair were dressed as the characters Princess Anna and Prince Hans from the hit Disney film.
Miss Seguin said: “The entire thing was a dream come true. Once I saw Brian down on his knee all of my nerves went away and became pure joy. I was quick to say yes to my very own Prince Charming.”
Mr Davis, a medical student who met Miss Seguin when they were teenagers, said: “From the second day after I met her I knew I wanted to marry her.”
Mr Davis decided to propose to Miss Sequin, a biomedical engineer, shortly after she graduated from university.
He said: “We saw Frozen on a date together and both fell in love with the film. It gave me the idea for the proposal. I wanted to create a perfect Disney scene, where a charming prince would woo his princess by riding up on his trusty steed and proposing in front of a castle.
Mr Davis ordered custom-made, tailored costumes of Anna’s coronation dress and Hans’ prince outfit at a cost of £180.
He said: “I had to estimate Michelle’s size with the help of her mother in order to keep it a secret.
“The outfits arrived in time and they looked fantastic. I was excited and it was hard not to tell her what I was planning.”
Mr Davis then began his search for the perfect castle but soon found there were relatively few castles in the USA – and even less in Denver, Colorado, where the couple live.
He eventually settled on a venue called the Castle Marne Inn, a nearby mansion house with castle-like features.
He said: “I called the manager and asked her if she would allow me to bring a horse onto the property. She loved the idea and was excited to be a part of it.
“I picked the date and reserved a private dinner for two.”
Mr Davis then had to figure out how to get Miss Seguin to the castle without raising her suspicions.
He said: “I convinced Michelle we were going to go out for dinner for our fourth anniversary.
“I dropped off Michelle’s dress at her house with instructions to wear it. I then saddled up the horse, which was called Romeo, and rode him to the Castle Marne Inn.”
“As Michelle arrived I felt my heart beating fast but I never questioned what I was about to do. I was ready to ask her.
“I rode up on Romeo, dismounted and proposed to her beside the castle, under a vine arch.”
Mr Davis presented Miss Seguin with a white gold engagement ring with a diamond-studded design.
Miss Seguin was shocked and surprised but immediately said yes.
She said: “I can honestly say that I had no idea the proposal was coming but Brian has always been one to do crazy and romantic things.”
The two lovers let their friends know about the engagement in a musical video where they mimed along to the song Love is an Open Door, which features in the film.
The song ends with the lines: ‘Can I say something crazy? Will you marry me? Can I say something even crazier? Yes.’
In the movie, the relationship is destined for failure when Princess Anna discovers that Prince Hans is a fraud.
Mr Davis hopes that this fairy tale proposal leads to the two of them living happily ever after.
He said: “It was the best proposal I could have planned for and she is the best princess I could have asked to be mine forever.
“I know our love story’s ending will be so much more than happily ever after.”
The pair became engaged in May 2014.
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