The Notebook Proposal: Man Channels Ryan Gosling to Pop the Question

What’s even more romantic than The Notebook? A Notebook-themed marriage proposal! 

An Italian man named Angelo Piccini popped the question in an epic way when he recreated a famous scene from Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams‘ classic love story The Notebook

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While in London, Piccini took the chance to ask his girlfriend Chiara Grimaldi to marry him. Grimaldi’s favorite movie is 2004’s The Notebook, so Piccini stepped into the role of Gosling’s Noah and made Grimaldi his Allie (McAdams).

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Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling’s The Notebook inspired Piccini’s proposal New Line/courtesy Everett Collection

With the help of a team of romance planners, Piccini rented out a lake in London’s Alexandra Palace and took his future wife on a rowboat ride, just as Noah and Allie do. 

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He added special touches like a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, surprise cocktails, and an acoustic guitar player, before nodding to the film with hundreds of paper origami swans floating on the water to represent the birds in the movie. 

As Piccini continued to row, an unsuspecting Grimaldi began to spot her friends and loved ones, who had been hiding in the foliage surrounding the lake for the big moment. They revealed themselves, holding signs reading, “You are the one. Chiara, will you marry me?”

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Angelo Piccini popped the question to his girlfriend with a Notebook-themed proposal

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Pulling an engagement ring out of his pocket, Piccini gushed in Italian to his love, “I’ve tried to recreate a dream for you. When we are together, everything is possible. Together everything is doable. I did this because when I met you one year ago, more or less, my life changed. Everything became more beautiful and after so much time, I fell overwhelmingly in love.” 

Watch the sweet moment when Piccini presents Grimaldi with the ring and shouts, “She said ‘yes!'” in the video above. 

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