The video shows the extent to which YouTube marriage proposals have complicated what used to be a perfunctorily posed question introduced with a clearing of the throat, "ehm-haw- will you marry me?"
Since the video was posted on September 30, it has received over 300,000 views on YouTube.
The Daily Mail
reports Bradley, who runs a production company
, edited the video himself. The unique video has been compared to a Hollywood production, MLive
Brad recruited friends and family to practice for a choreographed routine. The video begins with the lovers driving along and then suddenly One Direction's "One Thing" starts to play.
Bradley turns to Emily and lip synchs the tune. Then he pulls the car over at the park in Lake Michigan, according to the Daily Mail
. A small crowd of friends and family appear, performing a choreographed routine.
Emily is surprised to see her parents also dancing and singing. Bradley then tells viewers: "After the lip dub there were notes along the beach for Emily to read. Each note had a favorite memory and led her to the spot where I would propose."
Bradley leaves Emily to watch a recorded video with messages from friends and family. A friend says: "I honestly do see and feel that Emily is the most of who she is with Brad, and it makes me very happy to see."
Another says: "With all the girls he’s liked so far there was something that pulled him back always. But with you Emily he said that there was nothing, nothing, there was no doubt in his mind. I thought that said a lot. Love is the main component in marriage and I think y'all got that."
Bradely then appears. He proposes and Emily says yes.
reports that Emily, who is a teacher, said: "I had no idea at all. My whole family was involved, and I had no clue." She added: "He is wonderful. Anyone who knows him knows he is super creative."
reports that in an interview with Good Morning America
, the newly engaged couple, both graduates of Calvin College, say they haven't set a date for their wedding but they plan to get married in the summer of 2013.
reports that Brad and Emily were invited to the TV show Inside Edition
. Host Deborah Norville described the video as "One of the most creative marriage proposals we've seen.The results were pretty amazing."