It was a day full of surprises for 25-year-old Amanda Roman, who was engaged and married in the same day to 27-year-old Ryan Leak.
To add to the disbelief, Leak planned the entire day in secret and arranged a wedding ceremony strictly based on the ideas his wife illustrated on her Pinterest account.
Leak overheard Rowan tells friends once that her dream was to be proposed to and wed in the same day – and he soon made this come true.
For a year, Leak planned the wedding based on the more than 200 re-pins in Rowan’s “My Dream Wedding Folder” on Pinterest. The social media site allowed her to organize and plan her ideal ceremony through clipping images from various sites onto an online pin board.
“I always knew I wanted an extravagant wedding, but I never anticipated doing anything as drastic as this. For over a year I had to arrange to take calls in private and was forced to put locks on my phone just in case she saw anything,” Leak said, according to The Frisky.
Once the plans were set in motion, Leak convinced Rowan to fly to Miami with him and “help a friend move.”
Reluctantly, she tagged along and soon realized that Leak’s excuse was a disguise once he dropped to his knee and proposed to her outside of a hotel.
After saying yes, Leak led her to a room where her family and friends were waiting. He even flew in her preferred hairstylist and makeup artist.
“We had around 100 guests and apparently over 1000 people knew what I was planning so it’s pretty amazing she didn’t find out,” Leak said.
Friends eventually turned the entire spectacle into a documentary and published it on YouTube.
“The day was even better than how I would have planned it,” Rowan said, according to CNN. “Realistically I never thought that I would be able to pull off some of the things I saw on Pinterest, but Ryan is a risk-taker and he didn’t settle for my watered-down version of my ‘dream wedding’ — he went for the gusto.”