'Flash mob marriage proposal' at Westlake Park

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 30 at 6:21 PM

SEATTLE -- They have known each other since middle school band class and they are part of Seattle's "flash mob family." But it was still a coup for Tim Hannifin to surprise his girlfrind Emily Ogura with a flash mob proposal April 21 in Westlake Park.'

Hannifin entered and won a "flash mob proposal" drawing offered by Egan Orion, a flash mob producer (yes, there are such people). 

"You can't be mundane. You gotta stand out so you can share with all your friends on Facebook," said Orion.

Co-choreographers Beth Meberg and Jared Jones had to keep the proposal-part secret from the approximately one thousand flash mobbers - very difficult in this social media age.

"If I had told my cousins in Norway?" asked Meberg, "Over. Over!"

The Glee-themed flash mob included the proposal on bended knee, confetti poppers and streamers.

"There's no way she could say no," laughed Jones. "No way."

Watch video of Emily and Tim's entire "Glee and Flash Mob Marriage Proposal" below: 

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