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01/30/2013 03:26 pm ET

Marriage Proposal Book: Man Creates Coffee Table Book To Pop The Question (PHOTOS)

Toronto couple Travis Hines and Rachel Longo-Tosoian's love story has a storybook ending -- literally.

Hines told HuffPost Weddings Tuesday that he was trying to think of a creative way to pop the question when he realized that he and Longo-Tosoian had taken about 3,000 photos together since they began dating in 2008. So, using online publishing platform Blurb, he created a coffee table book filled with his favorite photos -- and a marriage proposal.

He organized his 200 favorite photos chronologically, and named the book "No. 3" for the three years they had been dating. At the end, he included three pages that read, "I love you more than anything, Rachel," followed by, "We should spend the rest of our lives together," and finally, "Will you marry me?"

On December 26, 2011, Hines recreated his and Longo-Tosoian's second date, which they had been on exactly three years earlier. They ate at the same restaurant and sat on the same bench in Toronto's Union Station where they had decided to officially begin dating, and Hines gave her the book.

"I told her to take her time and flip through the book from start to finish, one page at a time. We both smiled and laughed as memory after memory played back," Hines said. "She got to the end of the book, gave me a kiss and thanked me, and I said 'You missed a few pages. There's more.'"

Longo-Tosoian flipped back to the end of the book, read the last three pages, and said "yes." Afterwards, Hines said all of their friends and family begged to see the book, which now sits on a bookshelf in their home.

"It went on a micro-tour with us around Ontario, hand-in-hand with Rachel's ring, as every family member and friend that saw the two (and us) reacted with, 'awwwww.'" Hines said.

Hines and Longo-Tosoian plan to marry this June. Click through the slideshow below to see photos of the proposal, and screenshots of Hines' book.

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Coffee Table Book Proposal

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