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Man Uses Unique Painting Of Himself For Marriage Proposal

A Denver man took his fiance through a gallery and had something at the end that made his marriage proposal a work of art.
Posted at 12:03 PM, May 05, 2015

Alex Roelfson hired an artist in Denver to make a special portrait of him as a part of a surprise proposal for his then-girlfriend. 

The portrait isn't one you see often. It's him bending on one knee with a ring in his hand. It was created by Thomas "Detour" Evans, who is friends with Roelfson.

So, Roelfson took his girlfriend to an art show, and when they made it to the end of the Artwork Network Gallery, there was the custom portrait. 

"And that was his cue the to get down on one knee in person there for the real thing, " said KMGH.

"Alexxy we've known each other for a really long time. And I love you more than I can possibly love anyone in this world," said Roelfson.

Evans interviewed Roelfson and his new fiance about the surprise:

"My idea was to basically have a painting of the moment before it happens," said Roelfson.

Roelfson also said he sent Evans a picture of the ring so the portrait could be as accurate as possible.

Our partners at KMGH posted the story to their Facebook page, and a commenter had a similar experience, saying her fiance surprised her with a drawing at a boardwalk.

We all love creative proposals, and Mental Floss highlights some of the most elaborate ones.

Including a proposal written in the sand, which we imagine took a very, very long time.

And Time highlights six others, from making an actual movie trailer to hiring a movie director to stage his own death. The source notes, "If you're going to put that much effort into it, you'd better hope the answer will be yes."

And we agree, though KRDO almost gave us a scare about how this most recent portrait proposal turned out.

"By the way, Alex's girlfriend said ... no. Alright, she said yes. One of these days that's going to happen."