VIDEO: Man Spends Three Years Perfecting Marriage Proposal

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( – A new video depicts one man’s three-year journey to the perfect proposal. Hayden Schrag had known that he wanted to marry his girlfriend Ashtyn Rottinghaus for some time. This led him to spend the next three years building the perfect proposal.

A TikTok video posted by Rottinghaus (@ashtynrottinghaus) shows the entire process of Schrag designing and constructing a canoe from scratch. The canoe was part of his plans for taking his girlfriend to a lake in Colorado and popping the question while there.

As part of the now viral TikTok video, there are some shots from the proposal and the couple beaming after showing off the ring. Schrag’s bride-to-be was not the only one impressed with the dedication and work that he had put in, however. Many TikTok users were equally amazed as the video quickly received more than 380,000 views and over 50,000 likes.

According to a 2022 survey by Hungry Howie’s and One Poll, around 28 percent of Americans would like to have an elaborate and over-the-top proposal. A different survey by theKnot also showed that these types of proposals are becoming more and more common. In fact, the pressure is mounting and most proposers are feeling the pressure of planning something memorable for their proposal.

This has also led to a lot of business opportunities, as décor and hiring planners are starting to become more and more common for engagements. Live musicians and even partnership proposals are also on the rise.



Episode 2 | Hayden building me things…if you thought the bar was cool you won’t want to miss this #diy #canoe #carpenter #proposal #byhand #couple

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