As a guy who proposed back in December, I’ll tell you that’s extremely nerve-wracking. You want to try and come up with something incredible, but the bigger you go, the more chances there are for everything to go horribly, horribly wrong. I ended up taking the simple, but unexpected route. Summitt Hogue did not.
He enlisted the help of Josh Abbott to write a love song for his girlfriend Miranda, and shoot a fake music video for that song that would culminate into a proposal at the end. We’re talking next level stuff. I’m not sure how he knows Josh exactly, but that’s beside the point, the point is, he now has an epic proposal video and a Josh Abbott wedding song.
Here’s what he had to say about the plan:
“When I started thinking about how I was going to ask her to marry me, I knew I had to do something extremely special because she deserves nothing less. She and I were the lead roles in a music video for Sam Riggs earlier in the year, so I knew she wouldn’t think it was too wild that we are in another one. I called Josh and threw out the idea of “Lets write a song for Miranda, you ask us to be in a music video for a ‘new song you have coming out’, & lets shoot a Music/Engagement video to this song”. Josh, being the incredibly selfless guy he is, jumped on board and said lets do it! Side note – Shout out to Josh Abbott for taking time out of his insanely busy schedule to sit down with me and put my thoughts into a song – Dude is unreal talented!
Once we finished the song, it was go-time to write a story line and get the video planned out on how we would put it together without her knowing what’s really going on. Josh nonchalantly asked us if we would consider being in his next music video… She was pumped!
When we finally got to the last scene, she thought it was us dancing in the courtyard. We had her friend Ashley Pro come over and do her make up to buy us time to shoot some of the scenes that we couldn’t let her see (Like me writing what I was planning on saying when I asked her to marry me – Which I totally butchered haha) Also, her sister Tawni and best friend Brooke, showed up with all the candles and the roses to set up the engagement scene for us (they crushed it & it was so beautiful). Showtime. We got it all done and everything in place. We gave the videographer the green light on telling Miranda to head down to the final scene. My heart was pounding out of my chest and I was literally trembling because I was so nervous, excited, etc. She turned the corner & started down the steps. At this point I’m losing my mind at the site of her strutting toward me looking like her bad self always does. She gets to me (she still doesn’t REALLY know what’s going on). I cant get a word out for a minute and I look like my heads about to explode.
Needless to say, she said yes. The couple married on May 10th.