We're heading to Disney the first week in May so to say we are obsessing about it is an understatement. It's literally all we can think about! So when we saw this story, we knew it was meant to be—just like Belle and the Beast, Cinderella and Prince Charming, and Shrek and Fiona. This is a fairytale proposal that Walt couldn't even dream up. Check it out!
In a sweet photo series posted to the photo-sharing site Imgur, user jel2930 shows how he re-created Belle’s iconic yellow ball gown to propose to his girlfriend—and we’re seriously impressed. He shared how she grew up admiring Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Wanting to re-create the famous scene, he decided to make her the dress to coincide with his proposal. Yes you read that right, hand-make a gown, for the dreamiest Disney proposal we've ever seen!
Equipped with a basic sewing machine, a mannequin and a few other necessities to make Project Runway lovers proud, he got to work. He shared how he started, in a basement with a cheap sewing machine, a dream and coffee, lots of coffee; and he shared his progress. Between the rolls of golden yellow fabric, scissors and pins strewn about, his noble task was no small feat, but as any prince would be, he was determined to grace his princess with this affectionate adornment. And to his surprise, the finished gown fit Cara perfectly.
Down on one knee and wearing a princely royal blue to coordinate with Cara’s custom yellow gown, jel2930 popped the question in Iowa State University’s Parks Library Periodical Room. Romantic and literary, just as Belle and Cara always imagined it to be. A true love story!
Seriously, just look at all that detail! We feel like Disney may want to recruit jel2930 to do some costume designs for them. Or at least offer up a sweet honeymoon to this royal couple! We hope everyone can have a fairytale proposal like Cara's and devour the details of a happily ever after!