An Extremely Unique and Memorable Wedding Proposal
I have heard some pretty extravagant proposal stories over the years, but I think Todd Grannis may “take the cake” for the most daring marriage proposal of them all. I know it’s not exactly the Fourth of July, but ’tis the season for holiday proposals, so I thought I would share this one with you. Please kids, don’t try this at home!
Todd wanted the love of his life Malissa Kusiek to have a memorable proposal story to tell one day, so he arranged to have himself set on fire at a Fourth of July party. I know… there are probably safer ways to create a story-worthy event, but Todd wanted Malissa to know that she makes him hot!
Todd’s friend, Eric Barkey, a professional stuntman, was thought by all to be performing the stunt for the occasion. Eric had, after all, performed hundreds of human-torch fire jumps in the past, so this was not unusual for him. However, Eric was not really the one who was to perform the stunt that evening.
Instead Todd, who had only informed a handful of people (including Malissa’s 16-year old son) of his plan, donned a water-soaked fire suit and a cape that had been doused in gasoline and climbed atop a 10-foot platform. Fortunately, there were several precautions in place to ensure his and everyone else’s safety because Todd was about to willingly light himself on fire in an attempt to illustrate his “hot” love for Malissa.
Soon a torch ignited the cape and Todd was covered in flames. Although Todd’s experienced friend Eric had suggested that he wait 20 seconds, Todd decided it was time to jump into the pool below as soon as he saw flames before his eyes and felt the hint of warmth on his body.
As he exited the pool, Malissa was there, heart-pounding and full of emotion. Before getting down on one knee, Todd looked at her and said “Malissa, you make me hot. I want to get the point across that I’m on fire for you.” I think he definitely succeeded in doing that, don’t you? He then looked up at her and said “Will you marry me, Malissa?” and slipped the 2.25 ct diamond ring on her finger. Fortunately, she said “yes!”
You can read more about Todd and Malissa’s unique proposal story on HotProposal.com.