“The Proposal” – My Cinematic Love Letter to Sara Prindiville

POSTED December 15th, 2010 UNDER Marriage Proposal, Muppets, The Proposal

After a decade of being together, I finally proposed to my long time love Sara. The following movie trailer was shown on December 12th 2010 at 4pm at the Red River Theater in Concord NH.  Sara had no idea.

Embedded video not working? Click here. Muppet Proposal

THE ORIGINS::

For anyone that might know us, Sara and I have been together for just about a decade.  We met in college at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.  I was a student and also worked security.  She was a student and came in during the weekend to work on some ceramics.  She came upstairs to chat.  That was how it started.

We’ve been talking about making things official for some time, but I wanted to be able to propose in my own fashion.  I had an idea and it took a while to get everything to fall into place. I wanted to make a movie trailer.  I thought it would be great if somehow I could manage to sneak something into a movie theater and it could be shown during the regular movie trailers.  I mean, talk about being caught off guard!  But it didn’t end there; not only did I want to make a movie trailer staring Sara and I, but I wanted them to be Muppets.

As a life long Jim Henson & Muppet fan, I got overly excited about the dream of having Sid and Sara looking Muppets star in our video.  But was it possible? I’ve been a Muppet fan since I first saw them as a small child.  The universe and characters that Jim Henson created was beyond magical.  He was able to take fabric, rods, and ping pong balls and create living, breathing characters that created emotion and feelings and humor.  I was instantly a life long fan.

When I was in grade school, I used to make music-videos with puppets I had.  My first foray was using an old Fischer Price PXL-2000 camera and made black and white videos.  Then one Christmas, Santa brought me a color VHS-C video camera.  My videos became color!  There are boxes and boxes of VHS tapes in my parents attic with all kinds of stuff on them; music videos, puppet talk shows, action figure theater, embarrassing music videos- the list could go on and on.

FAO Schwartz in NYC has the Muppet Whatnot Workshop; created by FAO and Muppets, you can custom build your own personal Muppet using a template of selections; eyes, nose, clothes, hair, beard, etc.  While you can’t create extremely custom puppets, there is usually enough choice to make them pretty unique.  Certainly unique enough to make them look like yourself, for instance. When I found out about the Muppet Whatnot Workshop, I practically had a stroke.  You mean I could create a Muppet of my very own?  Absolutely!

I was worried about the cost of two Muppets through the workshop, but on the day I checked their website, they had a sale and free shipping.  That was what locked the deal; I created two Muppets that looked as close to Sara and I as possible, and they were on their way!  I was so excited, but couldn’t share the excitement with Sara.  I had to remain calm.  It also solidified that this was the proposal project I was meant to do.  I mean, a movie trailer asking her to marry me using Muppet versions of us?  That is 100% Sid.  I couldn’t wait.

Because I blew my production budget on Muppets, I had to use what tools I currently had available.  I had a Flip Ultra HD pocket video camera, I had a tripod, and I had Ryan and Dave, two buddies who I shared my idea with and they were on board as soon as I talked to them about it.

THE PUPPETS ARRIVE::

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I didn’t know how large they would be, and I didn’t know what kind of fabric they would use.  All my reservations were killed the second I opened up the boxes and saw true-to-life Muppets in front of me.  The fabric, the eyes, the bodies, everything was authentic Muppet.  This wasn’t some third-party company stamping the Muppet name on them; these were honest to God real Muppets.  I practically squealed with excitement.

With the puppets arrival, I knew that I had to to a little costume shopping.  With the help of Ryan, we brought the puppets to Babies ‘R’ Us to pick out some shirts, dresses and hats for our two characters.  We also got very strange looks from the employees.  Imagine two mid 30’s men walking into a Babies store with two large puppets and sizing up baby clothes for them.

With the outfits picked, we launched into Production mode.  We blocked in three days of shooting in various areas in Nashua; Greeley park, for the outside scenes, my apartment where we would film the opening scenes, and my photography studio where we would film a few additional scenes including the proposal with ring.  Those three days of shooting were awesome.  I had so much fun with Ryan and Dave.  It was a total blast getting these little puppets into character.  It was magic.

With all the footage recorded, I dumped everything into my studio computer and started editing with the help of Dave.  The editing process was pretty fast, and I think we ended up getting the final cut within a week.  I was so excited. For the movie trailer song, I’ve been a big fan of Nicholas Kirk’s, “Yours Alone” from the Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man movie.  The soundtrack is available for free download and even before filming I knew that this was the song I wanted to use.  Its such a lovely beautiful song.  Please give Nicholas lots of attention as he writes beautiful music.

With the movie edited and the soundtrack placed I had a finished product.  I burned it to a DVD and started trying to figure out how to get this shown at a real movie theater.

I reached out to two local art-house theaters, and Kalenna Guzman from Red River Theater replied to me almost instantly.  She asked me to bring the DVD up so we could meet and so she could view the trailer.  I met with Kaleena and she hooked the trailer up in one of their theaters and we watched it.  By the end, we were both teared up, and Kaleena asked to play it again, which is always a good sign!  By then, a few more employees entered the theater and watched it again.  By the end of the second viewing, all the employees were crying.  Kaleena told me that this was such a sweet gesture, she would do everything she could to help me out.  I was really excited!  It looked like this was going to happen!

Over the next few weeks I came up with the idea of how it would all unfold:

:: Kaleena blocked out some time in one of the theaters between real movie showings; Sunday December 12th at 4pm.

:: I downloaded three real movie trailers of movies that the theater would be showing in the coming weeks and I burned them to a DVD.  I put The Proposal on as the fourth trailer.

:: My idea was that I wanted to invite family and friends to this screening.  I wanted friends and those dear to us to take part in this event.  But, I had to be able to sneak everyone into the theater we were in quietly, so that Sara wouldn’t be alarmed to their presence.

:: Sarah Chaffee of McGowan Fine Art, located directly around the corner to the theater, volunteered the Gallery as a meeting point for family and friends.  Everyone would meet there by 3:45pm on the day of the event.  The movie trailers were scheduled to start playing at 4pm.

:: Our friends Leslie and Geoff were going to be our cover.  They were going to contact Sara and I and invite us to a movie.  Leslie was going to tell Sara that she and Geoff were members of Red River and that the theater was having a special member viewing of a documentary that had already pre-sold out.  A special member-screening had been created, for one showing time only, for Red River members who didn’t buy tickets in time.  Kaleena created a beautiful PDF document that sent it to Leslie who then forwarded it to Sara.  It looked official and everything!

:: Friend and family who met at the Gallery would wait for my signal.  Once we got seated in the theater I would send Dave, who was in charge at the meeting point, a text message that we were all set.  Dave would then lead the group into the theater and he would check to make sure that the lights in the theater were off and that the first movie trailer was showing.  Once the lights were down, everyone would sneak in and sit behind us.  This way they could see the trailer, and they would all be there when the lights when up. So exciting!!

THE EVENT::

When the day came, everything went perfectly.  We arrived, and Kaleena had organized theater employees and her friends to enter the theater and sit down.  This way, there were total strangers in the theater when we entered.  Sara suspected nothing! We got seated and I sent Dave the text.  The lights went down, the first trailer started playing, and I heard minimal scuffling of people entering the theater and taking their seats.   I’m telling you, that group were like ninjas when it came to sneaking in.  Hardly any sound, and nothing that was noticeable! So we watched the three real movie trailers.

Then, my trailer came up. Sara didn’t recognize herself in the first scene.  She was too busy looking at the Muppet to notice that it was sitting in her chair reading her book, with her tea mug on the arm of the chair. But when the scene of the Sid Muppet came up playing Halo in our apartment, I felt her hand get tight around mine, and she instantly started choking up and crying.  This in turn made me start crying. So there the two of us were; watching Muppet versions of ourselves on a movie screen and crying together. And the end of the trailer, the lights came up and I told her to turn around.  Suddenly she saw about 30 of her friend and family, and she started crying again!  I was actually amazed at the number of people who came.  I didn’t expect to turn around and see all the back rows completely filled.  That made me cry as well. Then came the applause and celebration.  It was perfect.

And, yes, Sara accepted my proposal :)

The Happy Couple (The Proposal)

AFTERWARDS::

Those that couldn’t make it requested I put it up on Youtube so they could view it.  Red River Theatre also posted this video, which takes place during the actual debut of the trailer in the theater!!

(above:  Sara, Muppet Sara, Muppet Sid, and Sid taken after the trailer ended) Photo courtesy of Red River Theatre

(above: Muppet Sara and Muppet Sid share their excitement with Kaleena Guzman (r) after the trailer’s showing)

Check out more images of the event on the Red River Facebook page! People have emailed saying how much this has made them cry because it was so sweet.  Men have cursed me for doing this, as now “the bar has been raised to impossible expectations” they say.  Ha!

A MILLION THANK YOU’S::

Okay, so, there isn’t any possible way that I could have done this thing alone.  I had help just about every step of the way, and I want to make sure I recognize everyone that helped at each step.

First and foremost, thanks to Kaleena Guzman and all at the Red River Theater.  Kaleena helped in so many ways; from initially meeting with me and watching the DVD, to coming up with a fake email with a PDF flyer showing a made up movie event and play time, to securing the theater, allowing the idea to happen, and getting strangers to come in to the theater so Sara wouldn’t recognize faces.  Kaleena, I can’t thank you enough for helping me make this happen.  And major props to Red River Theater for allowing it to happen as well.  Everyone reading this should go see films and support Red River forever.  Go now.  See a movie.  I’ll wait till you come back to continue this note. . .

Big thanks to Ryan Webber and Dave Seah for helping me film all the footage that we cut the trailer from.  Thanks to Ryan for being the other puppeteer and framing shots in the studio and at the apartment.  Thanks to Dave for setting up the camera and framing in the shots outside on location.  I’m happy to have buddies that had just as much fun and laughs making this thing as I did.

Thanks to Leslie Maloof and Geoffrey Hickey who played our “cover” by inviting us to the movies and going up with us.

Thanks to Sarah Chaffee at McGowan Fine Art for opening up the gallery on a Sunday afternoon and making the gallery the meeting point for everyone that came to see the trailer.  And thanks to Sarah and Mary McGowan for coming to see it too.  Its not every day that a gallery would come and support someone in such a way.  All those lovely ladies at the gallery (and Henry) are my friends, as well as advocates of my work.

Thanks to the people at Babies ‘R’ Us for not calling security when this fat bearded guy came in with Muppets and started picking out clothes for them.

Thanks to Jen O’Callaghan for being able to keep a secret.

And a BIG HUGE thank you to everyone that braved the rain and getting wet and came to see the trailer.  I was amazed at how quiet y’all entered the theater, and was really blown away by the number of people present when the lights went up afterward.  It was really touching, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

There isn’t anything wrong with being young at heart.  My passion for this kind of stuff has never gone away, and making The Proposal was something that I knew I had to do as soon as I thought of it.  To me, it simply made sense.  Plus, a life long dream came true; I got a Muppet(tm) that looks like me!!! Sara puts up with a lot of stuff; the good, the bad, the mood swings, being grumpy, being silly, being broke, depression,  being happy, constantly making jokes; both appropriate and inappropriate, and through it all we still make each other laugh.  I love that I can do things like this, and she will support it because its how I express myself. Thanks to all of you who helped and attended for allowing me to share my love for her in my own fashion.

THANK YOU VIDEO AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES::

This new video was made as a thank you to all that helped this proposal take place, and shows some behind-the-scenes out-takes while we were filming the trailer.  Enjoy!!

Embedded video not working? Click here: Behind-the-scenes-thank-you!

Edit: Dec 18th 2010:

Holy moley everyone, this is crazy!  Thanks to everyone that is being moved by my little movie that I made for Sara.  Its really great hearing from y’all with your very moving and touching emails and posts about how this affected you.  Honestly, thank you.  I can’t believe the response this has been generating. Here is a fun little interview we did for a local television station the other night. And here is a great article by my local town paper, theNashua Telegraph

(photo: Grant Morris; Nashua Telegraph)

Lots of people have been asking if the beginning of the movie means that Sara is a litter-bug, or we met by her littering.  She isn’t and she doesn’t.  That was more of a metaphorical scene than anything else.  So, no, we didn’t meet by littering. :) Sara can be a little more “carefree” than I am when it comes to certain things; while I might want to wait for the crosswalk signal to change, she’ll look both ways and cross when she doesn’t see any cars coming.

That scene was more about that kind of thing than her littering.  Obviously I’m not as good of a Puppet Movie Director as I am a photographer, so I’ll work on that ;)

I also wanted to share the engagement ring.  This ring was custom made with sketches by Sara by Lowell Massachusetts craftswomen Heather Wang, whom you all should visit and have wonderful wearable jewelry made from.  Give her your love!

and the wedding bands, also made by Heather:

Also, make sure you go give Nicholas Kirk lots of love for his beautiful Muppet-perfect love song.  Shoot him a tweet and let him know how much his music moved y’all to tears.  Let’s make sure he gets lots of attention from this.  He deserves it.

Edit: Monday Dec 20 2010:

ABC World News just ran a quick blurb about it!

And here is an interview that was done on Monday, Dec 20th by Fox News Boston:

Woman says ‘Yes’ to Muppet proposal: MyFoxBOSTON.com

Wed Dec 22nd 2010:  I spoke with Mike Morin and the WZID radio crew at their request in the morning with them.  Here is the conversation we had: (click to listen)

wzidceaser.mp3

December 24, 2010:

There was a blurb up on MSN’s homepage on Christmas Eve!, and someone uploaded the video over at Bing.com, which already has almost 100,000 hits!  Wow! click here

December 27, 2010:

My buddy Dave and I just celebrated a year of making podcasts, and for our anniversary, we did an extended podcast with a “directors commentary” about the Proposal.  Take a listen!

I was also invited back to the Camera Campus podcast so we could also discuss the Proposal.  Listen to it here

I’ve been recieving everyone’s emails and comments.  I love them all.  I’m unable to respond to every one of them because of how many have come in, but please know that Sara and I read them and love them!  Thanks so much for your outpouring of love!!  So awesome!

Jan 18, 2011:

Happy New Year.  It has been a little over a month since my proposal to Sara. To date the Youtube video has had 260,000 views.  That is incredible!  Things have quieted down a bit, but we did visit our friend Tom’s local public access show.  Tom wanted to give us an hour to talk about the video and other assorted things.

Here is the video it almost all of its entirety (some of Sara’s content seems to have been edited – unsure why)

Enjoy!

Feb 2011

New Hampshire Magazine did a short article on the Proposal with accompanying photo of Sara and me with the two Muppets:

Mushy Muppets: New Hampshire Magazine, Feb 2011

The Family Portrait

March 2 2011

Good Morning America featured the Proposal as part of a feature on “Extreme Wedding Proposals”.  Our first Daytime National Broadcast!

To see the feature:  Good Morning America “Extreme Wedding Proposals”

May 2011

Sara and I had a custom stained glass piece designed by our wonderful friends at Renaissance Glassworks here in Nashua ,NH (in the very same building as us!) check this out:

This piece was designed taking elements of Sara’s engagement ring (pictured further up in this post) to create something we could hang in our home and become an heirloom.  The leaves represent the leaves on the ring holding the moonstone gem.  The pearl/silver/moonstone band in the center represents the ring band itself.  Surrounded by the blues of the sky and the yellow circle in the center as the sun, we feel this makes a gorgeous dedication to one another.  We absolutely love it, and we suggest you all go give Renaissance Glassworks your love.  They rule, and they are good friends of ours.

 

 Oh, yea, the date!! :: 09.10.11 ::

we have set our date for our marriage ceremony to September 10, 2011.  No, we didn’t realize it turns into “9.10.11” it just happened that way.  More details about location and ceremony soon!

Visit our “Our Wedding” site here: Sid and Sara are getting Married!!

 

July 19th, 2011

Mental_Floss blog just featured our proposal in their “10 Cool and Creative Marriage Proposals”!  Thanks Mental Floss! Check it out here!

 

August 19th, 2011

I’ve been getting emails asking about the Save-the-Dates and Wedding Invitations.  The STD’s and the Invitations aren’t very Muppets specific, although they do make an appearance if you look hard.

 

First up:  Our save-the-dates:

Save-the-date

Sid & Sara’s Save The Date card (double sided)

 

Something that was whipped up here at home, it says what we wanted to say with a tinge of humor :)

 

Our Invitations went out a little late, but only because we commissioned super-awesome-talented cartoonist Matt Smeigel to do some cartoon/illustrations for us.  Our formal Invitations were split up to two double-sided cards.  Here is the first illustration from the first card: (those who read the blog frequently might notice that Matt is the fella I used for my recent Wolverine photoshoot.)

 

Love is friendship on fire.

Love is friendship on fire.

 

On the formal invitation, under the cartoon we have the quote “Love is friendship on fire.”  The back of the invite has general information.

Here is the second image, the  one we used for the RSVP card:

Love isn't a feeling, it's an ability.

Love isn’t a feeling, it’s an ability.

And LOOK!  an appearance by the Muppet duo! :)

We are estatic with the illustrations that Matt did.  Please go visit his website, and be prepared to shell out some bucks when his 1st graphic novel (already completed!) gets picked up by a publisher.  We have large resolution files of these two illustrations, and I simply cannot wait to print these out to decorate our apartment.  Thanks so much Matt!!!!

For those interested in seeing what we’ve got in store for our wedding, check out our wedding site here: http://sidsara.ourwedding.com

 

September 2011:

Sara Prindiville & Sid Ceaser: MARRIED!!!

One of the greatest days in my life:  Sara and I were married.  <3

 

Dec 2011:

Muppet Wedding/Honeymoon Behind-the-scenes

(L to R: Sara Prindiville Ceaser, Muppet Sara, Edgar, Muppet Sid, Ryan Webber)

Today I blocked in some time to wrap up filming for the soon-to-be released “thank you” dedicated to the internet and all the love we’ve received over the last year since the “Muppet Proposal” went crazy from people all over the world.

Coming in the next few weeks:  the Muppet Wedding/Honeymoon.

Also introducing Edgar, the Muppet belonging to my lifelong friend Ryan, as “the Priest”.

December 30th 2011

Dedicated to everyone around the world who asked for the continuation after the Muppet Proposal.

A little over a year ago, I came up with an idea on how to propose to my long time girlfriend, Sara. As a huge fan of the Muppets and having real love for Jim Henson, as well as always having made little movies with puppets and toys since childhood, proposing by making a movie trailer with Muppet versions of ourselves comes as no surprise to those who grew up with me.

When the event finally took place (flawlessly, I might add) we had no idea it would go viral. I figured family would see it, and that would be the end of it. What took place over the last year has been crazy and magical.

Sara and I have received lots of emails over the last year asking if there was going to be a “Muppet Wedding” video. Since we got so many emails and requests, we decided it would be fun to make a video that combines Muppet Sara and Muppet Sid getting married as well as their honeymoon vacation to Acadia National Park.

This video is dedicated to all of you. For everyone that has emailed or left comments asking to see the next step in the lives of our Muppets. These two little Muppets have been impossible for me to put down now that I have them – I find myself making up excuses to put them on and make videos.

Thanks go to my friend Ryan and his Muppet “Edgar” for playing the priest in the wedding portion. Thanks to Amy Petty for allowing me to use her song “You Make Me Free” for the video, and thanks to Nicholas Park for letting me use his song “Yours Alone” for the original Muppet Proposal as well as for the instrumental version that takes place during the credits on this video.

Visit Amy Petty. Purchase her CDs, see her in concert, give her your love. http://www.amypetty.com

Visit Nicholas Kirk. Help spread the word about his music and the films he composes music for. Give him your love. http://www.whitestonemotionpictures.com

Thanks to our family, friends, and everyone around the world who has viewed the Muppet Proposal, shared it, told people about it, and most importantly have shared the same joy and love that I feel for my wife every day.

Sid and Sara were married on September 10, 2011.

To see the whole story, start here: http://ceaserphotography.com/blog/archives/192

Music used with permission of the artists.

 December 27 2011

New England Journal of Aesthetic Research Best of 2011 by Rachelle Beaudoin

I just found out that Rachelle Beaudoin, contributor to the New England Journal of Aesthetic Research (“proudly offering more New England art news and reviews than anyone else”) included the Muppet Proposal in her “Best of 2011″, stating “To be fair, this happened in December of last year but it was at the tail end so it didn’t have a chance to be included in a “best of” list like this.”

Thanks to Rachelle and the NEJOAR (yikes!) for sharing the love!

 

2011 New England Art Awards Nomination

February 2012

NH Magazine Muppets

The February 2012 New Hampshire Magazine features a lovely feature on local love stories in the state. NH Magazine contacted us last month asking if we’d be interested in partaking in their article. Of course we would!

We got to meet with NH Magazine photographer John Hession at the Red River Theatre, where the whole proposal took place and got to revisit the moment and had a blast spending the morning with him.

The online article is here: www.nhmagazine.com/home/948327-101/nh-love-stories-sid-an… or pick up a copy of the magazine which is available now!
Cheers, Sid

&

Art Aperitif gave us a mention on their blog!  Thanks!!

 

The TODAY SHOW AND MSNBC Featured us in an online article and on their TV show!

TODAY SHOW / MSNBC Valentines Story

 

September 2012

HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO SARA & SID! THEY’VE BEEN MARRIED A YEAR ALREADY!

NH Love Stories: Sid and Sara, New Hampshire Magazine Feb 2012

Help “Muppet Proposal” stars get walk-on appearance in next Muppet Movie! http://tinyurl.com/clmvrtnhttp://tinyurl.com/brczcky #MuppetProposal <3

Okay, so, I need your help.

It has been confirmed that with the success of the first “Muppets” movie from last year that they are going to move forward with “Muppets II”.

And I had an idea.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could find a way to get Muppet Sid and Muppet Sara a cameo in the next Muppet film?  Like a walk-by cameo or something.  How insane would that be.

I want this to happen.  I want to meet the people that make Muppet movies.

Here is what I’m asking your help for: Share the facebook page, and my blog page with everyone you know; on Facebook, on Twitter, on other social sites, you name it.  If it’s a place it can be shared, share it!  I have no idea if this little social experiment can work, but who knows; maybe one of you out there knows somebody that knows somebody that knows somebody who might know someone associated with making the next movie.

Is it worth a shot?  You bet it is.

Copy the following and drop it in Facebook, and Twitter, and whatever else you have that can be shared:

Help “Muppet Proposal” stars get walk-on appearance in next Muppet Movie! goo.gl/2kaZh & goo.gl/0pVin #MuppetProposal #Muppets #MuppetMovie

This would be amazing.  Awesome.  Insane.  Get us in front of the people making the next movie.  OMG.

January 2013

Happy New Year!!

The Huffington Post mentioned us in a recent article about video proposals.  Thanks, HuffPo!

01.07.13 Huffington Post

264 Responses to ““The Proposal” – My Cinematic Love Letter to Sara Prindiville”

  1. Bryan Kremkau Says:

    December 15th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    That’s freakin’ awesome! Congrats!

  2. William Says:

    December 15th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Reading this made me feel giddy with goosebumps. It also made me feel like crying.

    Congratulations Sid!!!!!!

  3. Abbie Says:

    December 15th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I love the behind the scenes stuff!!! Hilarious!! Mike and I just attempted to make our own Muppets on the Whatnot site…and we laughed!!! Baaaahahha…just like that.

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  6. Nick Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I really thought you were a different Sid Ceaser, the actor that is… still cool though

  7. April-rose Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 4:06 am

    This is beyond brilliant. The lucky woman!

    Congratulations to you both…

    p.s I am slightly jealous, so much so I have posted a link on my FB page in the intention my partner will see it… :D

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  9. Jon Steggles Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Fantastic and utterly beautiful.

    Congratulations.

  10. urbanvox Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 7:56 am

    WOW!!! Love it!
    Very … inspirational!! :)

    congrats! :)

  11. Chris Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Great video Sid!

    Congrats to you both!

  12. James Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Marvellous. Cheered me and my wife up on a Thursday morning…

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  14. David Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Well done – brilliant!

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  16. Christoffer Radsby Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    That was beautiful, thanks for sharing it with the world.

  17. Neil Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 9:25 am

    That is absolutely awesome!

    Congratulations!

    I hope you have a long and happy life together :-)

  18. Phil Ruse Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Men everywhere will fear their partners coming across this story – for how can it be bettered? :-)

  19. Allen Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Congrats, what an awesome way to propose. I’ve been married to my wife for 10 years now, and let me tell ya this was great to see. Better than any movie for couples in the last few years. Flawless! May your marriage be blessed for years to come.

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  21. Rin Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I cried! Congratulations, and thank you for reminding the world that there are romantic men out there who will go to all sorts of effort for the woman they love.

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  23. Corbin Buesch Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Very very powerful vid man. it made me and my girlfriend tear up, straight to the heart. thank you for showing everyone your vid it’s truly amazing.
    Congrats you guys me and my girlfriend wish you the best and a long loving relationship

    P.S. Know that you have touched people with you love for your wife I mean truly touched Thank you again

  24. Lisa Rose Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Ah this is so touching, lucky lucky women. I hope you continue in your adventuyre to make more small films, Awesome!!!!!

  25. Brigette Sullivan Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    LOVE, love, love this!!! So creative, so beautiful, great song choice.
    Email me if you’ll be looking for a super hip, fun wedding photographer. I travel. :)

  26. ronald wang Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    That was awesome. Congrats!

  27. Jason Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Sid, I don’t know you personally, but I’ve seen your work on FM and strobist. Your story is an inspiration, and I won’t lie, I teared up a bit reading your story. Congratulations to you guys.

  28. Jessie Blum of Ecletic Unions Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    This is just so wonderful and personal and perfect! Congratulations to you and Sara :)

  29. The Online Camera Store » Blog Archive » “The Proposal” – My Cinematic Love Letter to Sara Prindiville Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

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  30. Jacklyn Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Hands down. Best marriage proposal ever. Best wishes to the both of you!

  31. Nancy Robinson Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    All my glass artist buddies are seeing this on our online glass art forum today, and we’re ALL getting weepy over this amazing proposal. Many years of happiness to you and Sara. Well done. Nancy in Vermont

  32. Celebrity Gossip, Get It Here First! Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    […] know this: the bar for extravagant marriage proposals has been raised. After a decade together, Sid wanted to go all-out in asking Sara to be his wife. So, he ordered two Muppets, custom-made to look like them. Then he […]

  33. kristen dukat Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    sob…gasp…sigh…how stinking adorable…..lucky girl! No doubt you will achieve your 15 minutes of fame for this sid! WELL DESERVED!

  34. Deborah Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, how sweet is this? Congrats to the both of you!

  35. BRIMJOB- MUPPET LOVE | DigBoston Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    […] AFTER… 12.15.10 Watch BRIMJOB- MUPPET LOVE Posted on December 16, 2010 by J. PAT Email Sid Ceaser is about to make you look like a chump.Oh sure, you might think you got this relationship thing […]

  36. Tracy Walpole Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    That is the sweetest thing I have ever read. Congrats to you both!

  37. Josh Tilton Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    So very creative! Blessings to you both!

  38. Prarie Dawn Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    How very sweet! Love that you combined your love of Muppets and film together to ‘wow’ your girl. Hope the Muppets are a part of your wedding too! ;)

  39. Ben Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Brilliant!!!!!

  40. cassetti Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    This was great, it brought a tear to my eye. I just proposed to my fiance in August of this year. I spent days rehearsing the lines, weeks planning the event, and a year designing the perfect ring (Gelin Abaci Tension Setting). Course when it came down to getting down on one knee, all the words escaped me. I hardly got out any part of my speech.

    Shame you didn’t have a video camera to record the event. I hired a photographer for our proposal (on a secluded beach), and it turned out great.

    Congratulations!

  41. Sweet Muppet Proposal Will Make You Feel Squishy Inside - WEDINATOR - Funny Wedding Photos Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

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  42. Connie Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Congratulations! What a wonderful, creative and personal way to propose. I wish the both of you a lifetime of happiness together.

  43. Want To See A Muppet Play Halo? | Kotaku Australia Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

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  44. KTR Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Amazing job, great story and video. This is going to be an internet sensation in no time. The Muppets workshop will see a huge surge in sales of these, you’ll be famous, and FAO be damning themselves for not pushing you to make this happen in time for Christmas deliveries!

  45. ian christy Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this and really enjoyed the making of / behind the scenes featurette.

    And most of all, congrats!
    e

  46. Muppet Marriage Proposal – Video | Epic Pumpkin Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

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  47. Tweets that mention “The Proposal” – My Cinematic Love Letter to Sara Prindiville -- Topsy.com Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jack Schofield and Hamish Thompson, Ben Richardson. Ben Richardson said: RT jackschofield: RT @Suburbman If you haven't seen the Muppet proposal, see it here. Read the blog before you watch it. http://bit.ly/gUdMev Kleenex alert. […]

  48. Gus DeLaCruz Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    You are a man amongst men. That was fantastic and you made a grown man cry at his desk. Well, tear up a little. Congrats to you both.

  49. Drew Royer Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. It was very touching. I wish the best for both of you. Congratulations! -Drew-

  50. Benjamin McCall Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Dude you rock!

    http://ReThinkHR.org
    http://twitter.com/BenjaminMcCall

  51. Lill Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Congratulations!! I teared up too–I bet your wedding details will be just as sweet and romantic!! Thank you for sharing.

  52. Rebecca Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    This is one of the best things I have ever seen. Made me weep openly for the beauty of it. What a lucky girl she is – and what a great man you must be to do something so wonderful for her. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

  53. Robyn Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing one of the best proposals ever! So sweet, so loving. I wish you many years of health and happiness and lots and lots of love!

  54. Real Life Muppet Proposal [Video] | Daily Dose of Cute Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    […] Real Life Muppet Proposal [Video] By Daily Dose of Cute, on December 16th, 2010 I’m such a wussy, who knew Muppets could choke me up? So ya, this guy bought a couple of custom Muppets and used them to film this fake film trailer, and got it played at a local theatre to propose to his girlfriend of ten years. For the full story with pictures and a making of video, click here. […]

  55. Carol Duke Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this will strangers such as myself. It had me in tears as well.. What an amazingly romantic thing to do for someone you love. God Bless you both.

  56. Chonilla Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    That is the most romantic and sweetest I have ever seen… sooooooooo sweet… I am going to share this with my love and partner in mic crime :-)

  57. Kesinee Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    This is very touching. Love Love Love!!

  58. wolframcgn Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    This Video is not availible in your country.

    Hmpf.

  59. Sarah Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    You made me cry, in a great way :)

  60. How a man used Muppets to pop the question — Lost At E Minor: For creative people Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    […] Theater in Concord New Hampshire. Impressive. The whole behind the scenes story to the video is here, and it’s absolutely […]

  61. Marcus Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    This was so sweet, I now have diabetes. And those men are right. You really have set the bar unattainably high for the rest of us. Congratulations :)

  62. Avidicus Says:

    December 16th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I’m a 40 year old guy. This made me cry. But in a good way. GREAT JOB MAN!

  63. Mo Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    You… are… AWESOME!!! :)

  64. John Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    That was awesome. I am very happy for the two of you! All the best to you both in the future.

  65. RD Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Congrats man! Your video is going viral. I am in Boston but I just saw it on two of my friend’s Facebook pages. One is in Miami and the other in Dallas!

  66. Nicole Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Such a beautiful proposal and I hope you two have an awesome, full and long life together.

  67. Jami Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Hi there!

    California over here–I didn’t expect to react so strongly to your video, but it made me cry (just like everyone else, apparently…) and I had to tell you how much I love it–the playfulness, the simplicity of the moments you chose, the super-sappy music–it was perfect! Thank you for choosing to share your love and creativity with the rest of us.

  68. MeL Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 4:56 am

    That’s so romantic, and yes, it made me cry as well. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Congratulations, and good luck to the two of you. :)

  69. Anonymous Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 6:04 am

    […] “The Proposal” – My Cinematic Love Letter to Sara Prindiville […]

  70. Phil Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 6:14 am

    That was fantastic – congratulations to you! I’ve just been sent to your site on a skive from work in the UK.

    I wish you both a long, healthy and happy life together.

  71. The Artolater » Friday Links Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 6:23 am

    […] * This is a very cool wedding proposal. […]

  72. Omg this made me cry Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Such an incredibly powerful ending & great production throughout! How’d you get all the outfits??

    I want muppets of my loved ones too! Please make another film now of your muppet wedding!

  73. Oscar Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 8:07 am

    That was beautiful and amazing. Thank you for sharing this very special moment of your life. Congratulations!

  74. Michelle Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I love it! And I will show it my boyfriend :)

  75. Dale Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Wow Sid that is awesome, I am sorry I missed it. Congratulations!

  76. Nachrichten aus Absurdistan » Und kurz vor Ende des Jahres 2010… Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    […] “The Proposal” […]

  77. Christine Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 8:42 am

    YOU ARE TRULY A GORGEOUS MAN!!!

    Can’t imagine what the surprises will be at the wedding. Congrats to you both!!!

  78. The Weekly Six – 12.17.10 « tylerstanton.com Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    […] make the rest of us look really bad in the process, Sid Ceaser custom ordered a pair of Muppets designed to resemble the couple with which he put together a short film about their relationship to be screened during the previews […]

  79. A Very Muppet Marriage Proposal | Black Rice Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    […] is more romantic, better told and well worth reading. So watch Sid’s video below, and then head to his site for the full scoop. And then hide this post from your wife so she won’t be so disappointed in your “I did […]

  80. Amy Downey Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    So very wonderful to see that beautiful love story! Congratulations to both of you, and thank you for sharing!!

  81. Dyana Valentine Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    best.proposal.ever. you rocked it. big congrats and much love from a stranger.

  82. mordicai Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Congratulations!

  83. Guy Proposes to Girl Using Fake Muppets Movie Trailer (VIDEO) - cFox.net Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    […] picture of the real-life couple with their Muppets. Sid also documented the entire process over on his website. Good job, sir. You made us Muppet nerds very […]

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  85. Guy Proposes to Girl Using Fake Muppets Movie Trailer (VIDEO) | Movie Reviews and Movie News Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 10:44 am

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  86. DLM Entertainment Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I’m a big rough looking guy who can be rather imposing, but I’m a softie at heart and this just got the waterworks flowing pretty hard. Absolutely fantastic proposal and a great video too. Congratulations to you both and kudos go to all that made it possible. Surprising the one you love is an awesome feeling and this is the granddaddy of them all. Congrats again.

  87. Sarah Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Amazing. I loved it.

  88. Kitty Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    This is one of the nicest things that I have ever seen..if you put this much effort into a proposal Sid, then I have no doubts you’ll put ten times as much into your marriage!
    I wish you both all the very best for a long and happy future together. Oh, and on your wedding day the muppets will so have to get married as well, right?

    Congratulations to both of you xxx

  89. PuppetVision » A Puppet Film Proposal Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    […] recounts the whole story behind this in his blog, which you can read here. He’s also made a behind-the-scenes video as thank you to everyone who helped him do […]

  90. Angela Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations to the both of you, I hope you have many more years of happiness together. That was an amazingly touching way to propose.

  91. numpty Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I give it a year. She’ll expect you to live up to that grand gesture forever, you won’t be able to, and you’ll discover all too late that nobody is actually worth that much effort. Been there, done that (more than once), not getting burned again.

  92. Cray Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Sid, You did such a remarkable thing by combining your passion for Muppets and your love for Sara. Not many can do that. Congrats to engagement.

  93. Wilson Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I watched this in my office and literally started weeping at my desk. Then, I texted my wife to tell her how much I love her. Congratulations and best wishes.

  94. We Love: Friday, December 17 at Bunchland Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    […] muppets that resemble he and his now-wife in order to make this little movie and propose to her. Full story here via […]

  95. Jennifer Carroll-Skok Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I loved the video! Well done! It is now being viewed in California. I wish you and Sara a wonderful life together.I cried too!

  96. aru Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    This was incredible! amazing that one would put so much thought and effort into it! Congrats!

  97. You are my heor Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Dude an awesome proposal
    Wish y’all a great life and thank you for making my day@@@@!!!!!@@@@@

  98. Mimi Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    That was beautiful! My cold, dark heart just became a little warmer. Actually shed a tear!

    Congratulations and a happy, long life to you both!

  99. Friday’s Conversation Topics | aLoveLinksPlus Dating Tips Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    […] high this year. Film creator comments “For the whole romantic story, check out my blog post: http://ceaserphotography.com/blog/archives/192 The Proposal is a short film I created to propose to my longtime love, Sara. Filmed and edited like […]

  100. Joanna K. Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Very cute….and now you have a flower girl and ring bearer!

  101. Kirk Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Absolutely amazing, Sid! Congratulations to you both!

  102. Candie Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Congratulations to the two of you! Thanks for sharing your story and what an awesome idea!

  103. Jenny Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Amazing. Congratulations to you both!

  104. Raquel S. Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    The folks at Whitestone Motion Pictures (Heartless, the story of Tin man) twittered this.

    I cried. That was so full of awesome! Muppets, Halo, Yours Alone, love, a proposal. Pure win!

    Congratulations!

  105. yodaami Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I’m sure a lot of folks are wondering… what’s up with the littering scene?

  106. DBT Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    That was SO COOL. I teared up too. You two are lucky to have each other. Congratulations!!!

  107. Mahouko Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    OMG that’s so cute T.T congrats i litterly cried when i saw this.
    I’m sure you guys will stay together you look like a cute couple and really this was THE BEST way to ask her, I hope my BF will one day find something as good as this

  108. Rebecca Riggle Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    SID – Are the Muppets coming to the WEDDING!!?? I Hope So!

  109. Elise Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Just another day (well, ALMOST) in the creative lives of two of the most creative people I know. Wonderful that it’s making such a splash!

  110. shyam Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    sid you are my new hero.

    not only for being so incredibly romantic but for sharing your
    heart with us.

    i am sure the connection you created by sharing with all of us will
    only make the world a much better, beautiful & muppety place.

    shyam

  111. Robin Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I cannot begin to tell you how awesome I think this is. Love every bit of it. Well done!

  112. Bruce B. Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Amazing work, truly amazing! And what a blessing. May God bless you both!

  113. Bruce B. Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Amazing work, truly amazing! And what a blessing to be able to see it. May God bless you both!
    ~Bruce

  114. Kate Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    What a fantastic story. Wish you a long, happy marriage.

  115. Mike Lewis Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Amazing I am so inspire to get off of my but and do sothing..anything..thank you!

  116. Renae Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Best wishes to Sara and congratulations to you, Sid! Have a beautiful life together!

  117. Heather aka Niftyknits Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Congratulations – brilliant film, and wow what a way to propose!

  118. Parting (Video) Shot: Muppet Love | Jumped The Snark Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    […] Read the whole story here. […]

  119. Bailey Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    So precious! I cried.

  120. Wendy Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    You, my man, are AWESOME!

  121. Dan H. Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    You magnificent bastard. Well done.

  122. Genevieve Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    There is no way I could ever get married after this. No one could ever beat this proposal. Any other proposal would look like poop.

  123. Kevin Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Professionally, I’ve helped many, many couples for many years on their most important day and I can truly say I have never seen a more heartfelt way of proposing. I teared up, watched it again, teared up again. Well done and congratulations.

  124. Amber Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    What a beautiful story. Best wishes for the rest of your lives together. Congratulations!

  125. bruna Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    As we say here in Brazil: “caramba”!!! You made Prince Charming looks like “basic level”…

  126. Shawn Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I am nearly speechless; simply incredible!

  127. Philip C Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    This is fantastic. My wife and I just watched it together. Wonder if you guys could get Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem (from The Muppet Show) to play at your wedding reception? I mean really, after “The Proposal” what will you do for a wedding encore?

  128. Erlinda Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Well, I needed a nice dose of lovely, and that just hit the spot! This cynical old-maid actually shed a tear while watching this. OK, two tears! This is just the sweetest thing – the Muppets, the plan, the video. I wish both of you the ton of happiness you have no doubt brought into the lives of many people, just by sharing this.

    Please be happy.

  129. The Art of the Prank » Blog » Cinematic Love Letter to Sara Prindiville Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    […] Sid Ceasar: After a decade of being together, I finally proposed to my long time love Sara. The following […]

  130. Mike Says:

    December 17th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Kudos to The Red River folks and all the others who assisted. Not only will I patronize them all but I intend to create a new family tradition….muppets likenesses for all !

    I drive a big truck and make deliveries to the Plaza Hotel at Central Park South… around the corner from FAO Schwartz…”whatnot workshop” here I come!

  131. Guy Proposes to Girl Using Fake Muppets Movie In a Theatre | Sound On Sight Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 1:06 am

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  132. David Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Tune in next year, when you’ll hear Dr. Bob say… “It’s twins!”

  133. Francesco Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Congratulations!! What a wanderful Idea!!
    You are on the Italian newspaper right now (repubblica.it).
    Greetings from Rome.
    p.s. now we are waiting for the wedding party muppet style :)

  134. Giacomo Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 6:25 am

    great!
    congratulation Sid and Sara!
    (I think I have to do something similar.. but I’m not able to make trailer… emmhhh!)

  135. Jen Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    That’s so cool – I too love the muppets, and just love this story – made me cry!! :)

  136. Cassie Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    What is the name of this song, I love it!!!Congrats! So original! you can tell that a lot of work and heart went into making this special!

    Many blessings to you both!

  137. Furio Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Sid, i’m writing from Rome, Italy: you have touched me!
    Even if I don’t know you, I would have given everything, to be there with both of you in that cinema: wonderful!
    Thank you for this emotion and good, good luck!

  138. David Smith Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    A beautiful moment, made for true love, and a moment to share with the world. We are ALL blessed by this, as I sit with tears in my eyes on this Saturday morning. Congrats to you both!

  139. Amy Waldman Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Mazal Tov! I found this through an Erik Lawrence connection, and it turned me into a Saturday morning mushball. May the rest of your lives together be filled with as much love and joy as your proposal.

  140. Peter Flierl Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Nice, but did he make the ring?

  141. Lee Barrow Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    You story has reached Manchester, England. Well done on everything and congrats. Nice story!

  142. Eli and Fabio Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Congratulations Sid and Sara!
    We just watched your movie trailer and we’ve still got our eyes full of tears! It’s just wonderful and your proposal is going all around the world as we’re in Italy and just read about it on one of the most popular Italian newspaper!

    Good luck with everything!!

    P.S. I think Fabio is crying also ’cause your idea was so great that now he’ll have to think of something REALLY awesome to do his proposal!! :-)))

  143. “A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow” — Charlotte Brontë « Smart Pretty and Awkward Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    […] How to be (less) Awkward: Just a really great proposal video and story. […]

  144. Cindy Li Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    You just made me cry.That was such a sweet heartfelt proposal. I just recently got married as well. Congratulations!!

  145. Mike Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    As males, we sometimes hate to show our emotions. We like to remain strong and never show any vulnerability. This made me cry, I will admit.

    May your love last the ages.

    What you did had to be the single most romantic thing a male has ever done for his love in recent memory. I have been married to the love of my life for over 4 years, and nothing is more beautiful than sharing life with the one you truly love. May you two always know happiness.

  146. Elvis Rosa Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Dude you just made a Puerto Rican born and raised in the South Bronx cry..lol…This was amazing,as someone who grew up watching the muppets I appreciate it even more…I pray you guys have a wonderful,long,and prosperous marriage…that was awesome..cant wait to show my fiancee,God Bless guys!!

  147. fluffyfeeling Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Wow oh wow oh wow….I only checked this out because it was a fellow NH artist….I’ve watched it over and over and it’s better every time…I’ve shared it on FB again and again, for the sole purpose that I hope Sid gets back what he’s sown x 1,000,000……seeds of hope for the rest of us!!! Here’s to the Man/artist/human being who is not ashamed to show the world his heart!!!! Congrats Sara and sid!

  148. puppets prove romance isn’t dead. « Girl. Lost In the City. Says:

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  150. Have you seen that BMW ad? – Samantha Fagan's Design Blog Says:

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  151. terrie Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    What an amazing creation. Thank you for sharing it with the world. It is posted on my Facebook page, too, so even more people cann enjoy it.

    What a beautiful gift!

  152. elliot Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    woooooooooow!!!!! congratulations!!! when my dad sent me this video, i had know idear that i wouold exspect a wonderfull story of how a decent guys gos through all that trouble 2 purpose 2 the right worman.

  153. Rosemary Says:

    December 18th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    My heart sings for you both! May you have many more wonderful years together. Blessings to you both R

  154. Bob Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Thanks for being so creative and having such an inspiring love story. Best of luck to you in al your coming years, and with your creative career.

  155. Wes Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Congrats to two strangers from across the world! What a sweet, touching couple. I wish you the best.

  156. springb Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Congrats! Hey, what music is that? I like the song.

  157. David Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Thank you for sharing. I loved the video, the outtakes, the story.
    Congratulations!!!

  158. Karen Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Wow, this is the sweetest story I’ve heard in a long time. In a day and age of cynicism and pessimism, you’ve just shared something that brightens everyone’s day. Thank you for doing that. And I have no doubt that you and Sara will have a very long and happy marriage! Bravo!!!

  159. Cat Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    just…wow.

    Oh and congrats!!

  160. Lael Hazan @educatedpalate Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 9:10 am

    A beautiful and uplifting story! A marvelous video done with humor and grace. Thank you for sharing your happiness with all of us. I’m very impressed with all of the work, the laughter, and the kindness. May you and Sara have a long and eventful life full of joy and wonder!

  161. Bobbie Fisher Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Somewhere Jim Hensen is grinning. And I’m sitting here weeping like a baby. How lovely to know you both exist!

  162. Will Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    im still crying. good job, man.

  163. Vicki Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations!!! This shows that great, romantic guys are still out there. Love to you both.

  164. Paul Gamache Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    This has to be one of the most awesome things I have ever seen. Congrats on the engagement.
    The song was perfect for the video as well….

    Man, How come I didn’t think of something like that? Geesh!

  165. Super Sunday « hannamade Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    […] OH.MY.GOD. To fully appreciate this video, you need to know the backstory which you can read here. In short, this guy proposed to his girlfriend by arranging to have this video shown as a trailer […]

  166. Frank Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    That is the COOLEST PROPOSAL EVER!

    Congrats on your success and your future!

  167. mabel Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Heartbreaking. So heartbreaking beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a private moment!

  168. Dom Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    *hug*
    That’s the cutest proposal story I have ever heard. I wish you both a long and happy marriage!

  169. Damn! Pay attention guys this is how you do it right! Says:

    December 19th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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  170. Clifford Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 4:45 am

    I cried as well. And I’m tough as nails. Thank you.

  171. Janice Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Absolutely beautiful, fun, creative, unforgettable! Thank you for sharing your story!

  172. Stripedtiger Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Very interesting. I never thought something like that would ever unfold. Amazing. I dont recall the wedding date if there was one and I won’t be surprised if all the Muppets from Sesame Street showed up. Gotta worry about Animal though….heh..Congrats.

  173. Mark McClain Wilson Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    This entire thing is made of awesome. Congrats and much happiness and joy to you both.

  174. Lois Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Completely fantastic! Well done and congratulations!

  175. Kathy Goddard Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    That was so sweet, I have tears in my eyes. I wish you both all the best.

  176. Deborah Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I cried like a baby watching this today at work! And I’ll have you know that I am ABSOLUTELY going to use the song in my own wedding in April! It is BEAUTIFUL.

    Thank you for sharing! I wish you both the best of luck!

  177. Creative Proposals « Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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  178. Rachel Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    This is amazing! Congrats!

  179. snapdragon Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I’m all verklempt.

    Thank you- it was so sweet and cute and nerdy… I wish it would happen to me! Sigh.

  180. TrippandTyler.com » The Weekly Six – 12.17.10 Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    […] and make the rest of us look really bad in the process, Sid Ceaser custom ordered a pair of Muppets designed to resemble the couple with which he put together a short film about their relationship to be screened during the previews […]

  181. Charlie Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Wow… First, Congrats all around! I’m glad I’m married already — the bar might have been raised too high for me to ask. Jim Henson must surely be smiling upon you. ;)

    Second, I’m either grateful or annoyed that you’ve introduced me to “Yours Alone” I’ve played the tune a dozen times or more since I’ve heard it and I’m not tired of it yet…

    Wishing you both all the best!

  182. Paul Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Congrats, that video is awesome..

  183. Monique Says:

    December 20th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Oh! Brought tears to my eyes. I hope I’m lucky enough to have a proposal like this one day.

  184. liz stoltz Says:

    December 21st, 2010 at 12:39 am

    That was probably one of the best proposals ive ever seen. I am 58 sitting here with tears in my eyes. I wish for you many years of happiness just like that. If you took the time to propose like that i know that you’ll plan to make a lifetime of surprises for you both. Best of luck in your marriage!

  185. Debbie N Says:

    December 21st, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Congratulations and many, many happy years together!

    Back when the FAO Schwartz Muppet Workshop opened, I also freaked out with delight. I decided it was important to buy one as a “work-related expense” and have used my Muppet a lot at work for trainings. Everyone responds to it really well. My boss was very cool to approve the expense :)

  186. Solange Says:

    December 21st, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations guys I love it hope you have a wonderful life together nd thnx for sharing your story with all of us hopeless romantics!

  187. SPORT 24 - Media* » Η σέξι κοκκινοσκουφίτσα στην κίτρινη θάλασσα Says:

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  188. checking in. « socarolinesays Says:

    December 21st, 2010 at 10:11 am

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  189. Momo Says:

    December 21st, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    This is great!

    Awesome idea!

    Congratulations!

  190. winelips Says:

    December 21st, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    my computer screen got all blurry.
    so sweet.
    wishing you two a very long wonderful marriage.

  191. Kumani Gantt Says:

    December 21st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    This made me cry, and that is a hard thing. Lovely!

  192. Susan Says:

    December 22nd, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Mazel tov! I know the two of you will be happy together – no one who goes through all of this could be anything less than sweet, thoughtful, generous & faithful – & no one who appreciates it as much as your future spouse does could be anything less than worthy of it all.

  193. Jo Harvey Says:

    December 22nd, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Amazingly touching and beautiful. It’s now on my facebook page and my friends love it!!

    Wishing you much love and best wishes for your life together. Sid, can we PLEASE have ‘The Wedding’ as a sequel??

  194. All you need is love…and some giant Christmas trees or Muppets « Red Swan Diaries Says:

    December 22nd, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    […] All you need is love…and some giant Christmas trees or Muppets If you have not heard about or seen this video on YouTube, do yourself a favor and take a few moments to not only view, but to read the blog. Quite an amazing story. And quite an amazing proposal. It is a marriage proposal via a movie trailer featuring two personalized Muppets. […]

  195. Alan Cleis Says:

    December 23rd, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Beautiful and touching! I saw your video on my local news-website – you just made my week…! And, of course, congratulations on your engagement.

  196. Wendy Hamilton Says:

    December 23rd, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Absolutely amazing with so much love in the making. Congratulations on your engagement. And Best Wishes for a long and happy life together. Bless you both.

  197. dan in yvr Says:

    December 24th, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Breathtaking! Absolutely fantastic. Best wishes!

  198. Adam Reid Says:

    December 24th, 2010 at 3:50 am

    That is truly awesome fella!! Merry Christmas and congratulations. :D

  199. Nancy & Joe Says:

    December 24th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Congratulations. We are together 48 years and married 45. We wish you ten times that.

  200. Bicyclin' Bill Says:

    December 24th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Great job Sid. Many congratulations to you & Sara.

    As a Muppet/Jim Henson appreciator/lover and being a dyed-in-the-wool romantic also, I could see myself doing something similar …. the video was beautiful, I’m just wondering what in the world took you so long …. 10 years, good grief!!

    Merry Christmas and best wishes to you both.

  201. Floridian Says:

    December 24th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Stories like this one make me smile and wish there were more people like you. I wish you were my neighbors. I wish so much for you to have many many more years of love and happiness. Merry Christmas. All the best in 2011. And for the record: I think your puppet movie making is pretty amazing!

  202. Ron Hada Says:

    December 24th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I can’t wait to show my wife your video. Maybe she will forget I don’t have a Christmas present for her tonight. Her gift is house modifications in the Spring and all I have now are $3 romantic comedies from Big Lots. Good luck to you guys. Quirky romance is always the best.

  203. The Marriage Proposal Muppet Style | OetZitterd.nl Says:

    December 26th, 2010 at 5:39 am

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  204. Throckmorton Jones Says:

    December 26th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Totally made me cry… I love it. BF is now looking at me funny… lol.

  205. steph Says:

    December 28th, 2010 at 1:01 am

    This is soo adorable!

  206. Keli of I DO Belize Weddings Says:

    December 28th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Sara and Sid,

    Congratulations!! What an amazing and special proposal.

    Keli

  207. Tracey Baxter Says:

    December 28th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Congratulations! I love everything about your proposal – it’s so creative, personal and fun!! I have shared your video on my blog (I’m new to the blogosphere and not sure how to do a “trackback” so I made links back here- hope that’s ok!) I look forward to a wedding post because I’m sure it will be as fabulous and I can’t wait to see how you both will incorporate your Muppet Whatnots into your special day!

  208. Robin maas Says:

    December 28th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing this beautifull story!

  209. Ron Ruth - Kansas City Wedding DJ Says:

    December 28th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    So charming and imaginative. I would have loved to have been there in person to see it happen. What a memorable holiday gift for Sara & Sid.

  210. Muppet Proposal- Judy Loves It! | Fancy Pants Weddings Says:

    December 28th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    […] Created the muppets through FAO Schwartz website.  From Sid’s website, “I was so excited, but couldn’t share the excitement with Sara.  I had to remain calm.  It […]

  211. Kris Says:

    December 28th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I cannot stop watching this! Everytime I feel low or sad, I just watch this and am renewed. Thanks so much (plus I LOVE the song used for this movie)!!

  212. Sid the Muppet in “The Proposal” « Lady loves Cake Says:

    December 29th, 2010 at 5:46 am

    […] full story of how Sid proposed to Sarah can be found here on his website but the gist of it is that Sid had been a lifelong fan of the muppets, had an idea that he wanted […]

  213. Alexsandra Says:

    December 30th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    romantic story!

  214. Help about asking someone to marry me.. - Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community Says:

    December 30th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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  215. Jillian Says:

    December 30th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this movie with the world, Sid…and thank you to both you & Sara for sharing your love through this story. I cried when I watched it (thanks to the soundtrack), and wish you both all the best.

    Also, use of muppets = awesome.

  216. Rory Says:

    December 31st, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Awwwwww that is so romantic!! I love that song you used, what’s it called? This story is so cute, and so are the little muppets

  217. Elizabeth @ Table for Five Says:

    January 1st, 2011 at 10:34 am

    When Muppet you went down on one knee and held up the ring, I got a huge lump in my throat. Congratulations, Sid, on the most amazing proposal I have ever seen! Best of luck to you and Sara in your married life together!

    Elizabeth E., Lansing Michigan

  218. A wedding proposal | ianH's blog Says:

    January 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    […] can read Sid’s story about the background to the proposal on his Blog – it makes the story even better! Share and Enjoy: Filed Under Photography, Weddings | […]

  219. Marissa Says:

    January 2nd, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    This is so lovely, I’m crying. Thank you so much for sharing it. I wish you all the love and happiness in the world!

  220. Elle Shapiro Says:

    January 3rd, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    What a beautiful and touching video. So happy to have discovered it on Bridal Tweet. I’m also going to repost it on my blog linking back to your story here so that even more people can see it. Congratulations to you both!

    Elle

  221. Sid Says:

    January 3rd, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks Elle!

  222. Matias Jensen Says:

    January 4th, 2011 at 3:58 am

    There are no words, that was freaking awesome!

    The muppets aren’t so big here in Denmark, but I can tell you it’s gotten around and most people I know think it’s fantastic.

    A long life to you and yours!

  223. Sid Says:

    January 4th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Thanks Matias! I’m happy to share the Muppet love in Denmark! :)

    Cheers,
    Sid

  224. Jakob Kusk Says:

    January 4th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Actually Muppets do have a special place Danes’ hearts too. Unfortunately it’s mostly for the *ahem* older generation since the show haven’t aired on national channels since around 1990.

    Best of luck to the both of you. I can’t wait to share this with my wife.

  225. muyiwa Says:

    January 4th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Badass!

  226. Colleen Says:

    January 5th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I am a huge fan of lasting love and Sid and Sara you’ve been added to my ‘they’ll make it’ list… congratulations I hope its always bright! :)

  227. Incredible Proposal | Ryan Austin Dean Says:

    January 6th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

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  228. The Courtship (and Proposal) | elevating a generation Says:

    January 12th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

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  229. A Muppet Proposal The Heart Bandits Blog Says:

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  230. Der Muppet-Heiratsantrag « I'm just a simple man … Says:

    January 14th, 2011 at 1:50 am

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  231. And Some Silly Videos Also to Go With the Snow « The Open Window Says:

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  232. Woman says 'Yes' to Muppet proposal | Eros Coaching Says:

    January 18th, 2011 at 5:02 am

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  233. Official Opinions: a creative proposal « Stitely Entertainment Blog Says:

    January 19th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    […] Ceaser bought custom designed Muppets that resembled the couple, created a movie trailer, and convinced a movie theater to play this trailer before a film that he and his soon-to-be fiancée were attending. More details on how he created this video, along with the story of the proposal can be found on his blog: http://ceaserphotography.com/blog/archives/192 […]

  234. Alison H Says:

    January 24th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Wow! I heard about this video on a radio station on my way to work this morning. The website is http://www.bigdandbubba.com. The video is just awesome! How creative and artistic you made the proposal! If all men could just be like yourself! Thanks for sharing to the world an exciting time and a journey through your lives!

  235. Movie Marriage Proposal | As You Wish photography :: Austin, Texas Says:

    January 25th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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  236. Mac Says:

    January 28th, 2011 at 9:57 am

    such a beautiful idea

  237. Diamonds in the rough | Love and Lobster Says:

    January 28th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    […] Jim Henson-iest: Meet New Hampshire photographer Sid Creaser, also known as “the Muppet proposal guy.” Sid, a huge Muppet fan, proposed to his longtime love, Sara, with the help of two Muppet dolls he secretly created in their likenesses at an FAO Schwartz workshop. Sid then filmed a movie trailer about his relationship with Sara with the Muppets as stand-ins, and arranged for a local movie theater to play it after a lineup of three real film trailers. Sid and Sara sat down for the show, while their family and friends snuck in behind them, and a surprised Sara watched the proposal unfold on the big screen. Check out the trailer and a detailed account by Sid here. […]

  238. The Proposal…. - NORTHLAND'S FAVORITE HITS Says:

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  239. Great links for the weekend! Says:

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  240. Sami Paskin Says:

    February 2nd, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Congrat to you both.
    I had tears on my eyes even before watching the movie, when I was reading the preparation you did, the efforts you made to make the event possible.
    Of course at the moment I started the first scene after reading the “making of”, I was already crying out loud.
    You make love, who some -those who already have it- take for granted, a God’d gifted, special, rare and ofter underestimated sentimet, what it’s really about.
    Lucky of your wife (I assume its already such os soon-to-be) and of you.
    Very nice, deep, emotional movie and the story itself surpass that artist effort.
    Thanks to bring this emotion to us all!

  241. RonnyB Says:

    February 26th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I watched your video again, after a couple months. It’s still a sweet, sappy bit of sunshine during a snowy Ohio winter. The song is perfect and the wedding ring is stunning. My wife went with a 2nd diamond ring after a number of years. My daughter refused a diamond for her engagement as meaningless bling. Your selection is somewhere in between….and perfect.

    Best wishes to you guys.

  242. Sid Says:

    February 26th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks so much! The engagement ring was designed by Sara; she wanted something with earthy connections and she loves moonstone. She sketched out some diagrams, and Heather Wang came out with a perfect design. We both love it. For the bands, we wanted something simple and elegant. Sara wanted something thin that will work alongside the moonstone engagement ring, and I wanted something thin with a curved inside that will feel comfortable. I don’t wear jewelry normally, so I needed something that wouldn’t feel distracting on my finger. :)

    Cheers,
    Sid

  243. Intern Postings: a creative proposal « Emily Rose Says:

    March 6th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    […] Ceaser bought custom designed Muppets that resembled the couple, created a movie trailer, and convinced a movie theater to play this trailer before a film that he and his soon-to-be fiancée were attending. More details on how he created this video, along with the story of the proposal can be found on his blog: http://ceaserphotography.com/blog/archives/192 […]

  244. Chanden Says:

    April 8th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Congrads Sid and Sara! I don’t even know you but your story touched my heart. What an amazing tale!

  245. best cat food Says:

    April 24th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    If the video doesn’t do it, the song does. Very original and charming, congrats both!

  246. Charles Wyatt Says:

    June 11th, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Mr. Ceaser, I just ran across your video today and then had to read the whole story.

    The video was beautiful and the story made me cry.
    Yup, big strong guy broke into tears. Good job!

    God bless you both.

    C.Wyatt

  247. Sid Says:

    June 12th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks Charles! I’m really touched by the continuous feedback and emails I get of people who were moved to tears by this. I think it is a good example of genuine emotions being shared by people all over the world! :)

    Cheers,
    Sid

  248. 8 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Proposals | Weblog - Adrian Mejias Says:

    June 15th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    […] long, professional-looking video staring Muppets made to look like him and his girlfriend. He then brought her to the movies where the proposal film was played before the feature presentation. When she said yes, the lights […]

  249. geekman.com · The Proposal Says:

    June 15th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

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  250. World’s Strangest | 8 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Proposals Says:

    June 15th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    […] long, professional-looking video staring Muppets made to look like him and his girlfriend. He then brought her to the movies where the proposal film was played before the feature presentation. When she said yes, the lights […]

  251. Denver wedding photographers Says:

    June 25th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Awwww! So sweet! Congrats you guys ang good work Sid! So unique and sweet.

  252. World’s Strangest | 10 Cool and Creative Marriage Proposals Says:

    July 19th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    […] Ceaser proposed to Sara Prindiville as a Muppet. Really. He has been a Muppet fan all his life. When the time came, Sid ordered custom designed […]

  253. arrest records Says:

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  254. 014: Merry Christmas, Tron and Muppets | Sid & Dave's Unnamed Podcast Says:

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  255. 31 Elaborate Marriage Proposals - Cine Sopaipleto » Cine Sopaipleto Says:

    November 21st, 2011 at 1:51 pm

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  256. The 5 Best Public Marriage Proposals We’ve Seen (VIDEOS) | Twirlit Says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    […] This is another fake movie trailer proposal, but this one has a twist: it features Muppets created in the likenesses of the couple. If you’re game, read the whole sweet story of how this special proposal came to be over at Sid Ceaser’s website. […]

  257. Movie Trailer Proposal: The Best Big-Screen Proposals (VIDEO) – Huffington Post | movie Says:

    January 7th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    […] his longtime girlfriend, Sara, in December 2010 with a movie trailer starring… Muppets! Cesar explained on his blog that he created the lookalike Muppets at an FAO Schwartz workshop, then arranged for a local […]

  258. Unique Ways to Pop the Question | Treetopia | blog.treetopia.com Says:

    February 14th, 2013 at 4:25 am

    […] Sometimes, it pays to watch your journey together through a different medium. If you’re the creative type, you can stage a production of your life together. If not, you can always ask someone to do it for you, but under your direct supervision. You can even inject something that you or your partner loves. Just melt into puddles as you read Jim’s proposal to Julie through a humor-infused, comic book style webpage that showed their entire journey together, including his battle with cancer and how Julie helped him through it. When you’re done with that, you can watch this sweet Muppet-inspired proposal of Sid Ceaser to Sara Prindiville. […]

  259. Movie Trailer Proposal: Man Pops The Question With Super Sweet Video (VIDEO) – Huffington Post | movie Says:

    March 28th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    […] his longtime girlfriend, Sara, in December 2010 with a movie trailer starring… Muppets! Cesar explained on his blog that he created the lookalike Muppets at an FAO Schwartz workshop, then arranged for a local […]

  260. Entry 222: Indecent Proposals | The Upsizers Says:

    April 18th, 2013 at 1:01 am

    […] a fellow named Sid Ceaser, who is no relation to the Sid Caesar of early TV, proposed to Sara Prindiville in the following […]

  261. shesfireandice Says:

    May 16th, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Sid, I’ve just watched your video, and I’m so incredibly touched at your thoughtfulness, creativity and, most of all, your love for this woman, who is abundantly blessed to have such an amazing man. According to the date on your blog, you’ve been married for a few years now, so I’m sure you’ve got some wear on your rings, but I hope you two never lose that spirit of love, togetherness and ONE-NESS.

    My husband and I are in our 40’s and have been married for 5 years. We have a wonderful life together and are best friends, lovers and partners. Your video just reminded me of the myriad of awesome emotions that went through me when we joined our lives – and our hearts.
    LONG LIVE SID & SARA – and LOVE!!

  262. Sid Says:

    May 19th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Greetings!

    It has been a few years (which I can’t believe how fast time flies by!), and we just got back from a 3 day mini-vacation at the beach. The spirit is still alive! Yay!

    mini beach vacation, May 2013

  263. The Proposal Story | Sullivan-Britton Wedding Site Says:

    July 16th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    […] my style. Plus, I already admitted to myself that there was no way I would be able to match the tear-jerking proposal of Sid Ceaser (If you haven’t read this story, do it now. […]

  264. Because it’s part of who I am. Says:

    October 31st, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    […] to my girlfriend Sara, I combined the love of video with the love of puppets.  I think you might recall how that turned […]

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