Guy's Proposal To His Girlfriend At A Paint Party Harnessed The Power Of Art

Man, I'm starting to think that the only engagement I'll experience is audience engagement. (That's you, hey there.)

For Corinne Larsen, September 3 was just another date night with her boyfriend of seven years, but Brandon Scully was about to change that.

He took Corinne to a group painting and wine class, Painting with a Twist, in Jacksonville, Florida and decided to pop the big question.

Corinne Larsen

They were first set on doing dinner and the painting class, but they had to cancel because they were running late. That didn't deter Brandon though.

Corrine told The Huffington Post,

We were driving through pouring rain to get to the painting place, thanks to some storms following Hurricane Hermine. In hindsight, I should have noticed that Brandon was uncharacteristically persistent about painting, but I was happily oblivious.

The instructor told the class that they would be playing games throughout, but Brandon had already planned ahead with the teacher.

If your name was drawn from a bucket, you won the prize.

Naturally, Corrine's name was called and the prize was hers -- a painting that read, "Will you marry me?"

Then, Brandon got down on one knee and proposed.


Corrine said,

At first, I was confused. Frankly, a bright blue painting with some words on it didn't seem like a painting worth hanging. When I read it, I was so surprised! My eyes welled up and I didn't know what to say -- even though I knew exactly what to say! Yes! Then there was kissing, and then crying, and more kissing, and more crying.

The newly engaged couple met in 2009 while working at a Pizza Hut. She was a waitress, and he worked delivery.

It wasn't until she asked him for a ride, so she wouldn't have to find parking, to a Fourth of July fireworks show that they really talked however.

Corrine Larsen

Corrine said,

On the way there, we got stuck in some traffic, and had a chance to talk. We talked about our lives and our families. The conversation was easy, and if given the choice, I would've missed the fireworks to stay in traffic in the truck with him. Eventually I did get out to walk the rest of the way, but I knew I was in trouble!

While Corinne lives in Boston and Brandon lives in Merritt Island, Florida, they have lived together a number of times.

Before the wedding, Corrine says they'll finally have to pick where to plant their roots, but for now they live on "Cloud Nine."

Watch the video below.

Citations: This Couple's Paint Party Proposal Is Truly A Work Of Art (Huffington Post)