A dolphin, bald eagle, panda and elephant helped one New York man pop the question.
While walking down the street in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, pizzeria owner Sean Berthiaume, on Saturday, artist Mandy Unruh was ambushed by 35 friends and family members wearing animal mascot costumes. The mascots surrounded her and unveiled a banner that read "Will you marry me?" Then, Berthiaume got down on one knee and popped the question -- in the same spot where they had their first kiss.
After Unruh said, "yes," the "animals" took off their masks to reveal that they were people she knew.
"We constantly joke about furries and dressing up as animals and running around the city so I decided to include that in the proposal," Berthiaume told HuffPost Weddings. "It was simultaneously the most nerve-racking yet magical experience of my life."
Watch the very hipster-ish proposal in the video above (posted to YouTube Monday).
One groom-to-be actually got inside a mascot costume to propose to his girlfriend, an art teacher. He dressed as her school's mascot and surprised her at a school assembly in 2012. A university basketball coach also donned his school's mascot costume to propose to his girlfriend, a dance coach, at a school dance-off.
Click through the slideshow below to see our picks for the best proposals of all time.
Downtown Disney Flash Mob
Jamin brought a little Disney magic to his proposal when he <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1YLAjty-U" target="_blank">organized a flash mob</a> in Downtown Disney in 2011.
"Julie Will You Marry Me" Website
In 2011, Jim worked with an artist to create a comic strip-like history of his and Julie's relationship, which ended with a marriage proposal. He posted the drawing on a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/19/cutest-marriage-proposal-ever_n_903657.html" target="_blank">website</a> and filmed Julie's reaction as she read it. Click <a href="http://juliewillyoumarry.me/" target="_blank">here</a> to see the adorable website, and watch the video at left to see Julie's reaction.
Romantic Proposal On A Dock
Do proposals get any more romantic than this? In 2011, Tyson <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TECPJI6Z2gs" target="_blank">led his girlfriend, Michelle, to a picturesque dock</a> in Oregon, where their friends were waiting with flowers. They were serenaded by a guitarist as the groom-to-be popped the question.
Buzzfeed Meme Proposal
Len Kendall has the entire internet to thank for helping him pop the question to his girlfriend, Katie, in 2012. Kendall posted a meme-like photo of himself (look left) proposing to Katie on <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/lenkendall/help-me-convince-katie-to-say-yes" target="_blank">Buzzfeed</a>, and started a Facebook group, Pinterest page and Twitter hashtag #SayYesKatie to urge others to create their own memes asking Katie to marry him. Click <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/say-yes-katie_n_1310729.html#s740651&title=Len_Kendalls_Proposal" target="_blank">here</a> to see some of the best memes created for Len and Katie.
Madison Square Park Proposal
One man pulled out all the stops for his proposal in a park in 2010, including <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bQVoAWSP7k4" target="_blank">dancers, huge signs, a unicycle, and streamers</a>. After she said "yes," the happy couple rode off in a horse-drawn carriage.
White House Gay Marriage Proposal
U.S. Marine Corps captain Matthew Phelps and his partner, Ben Schlock, made history in 2012 by becoming the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/white-house-gay-marriage-proposal-_n_2317455.html" target="_blank">first gay couple to become engaged at the White House</a>. Phelps told HuffPost that he wanted to propose at the White House because they had their first date there, at the LGBT Pride Month Reception, six months earlier.
Isaac's Live Lip-Dub Proposal
In the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/portland-proposal-video-e_n_1554435.html" target="_blank">first viral lip-dub proposal</a> (but <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/01/epic-lip-dub-proposal-brad-emily_n_1929700.html" target="_hplink">not the last</a>), Isaac Lamb had his girlfriend sit in the back of a truck as they drove through a Portland park, then played Bruno Mars' "Marry You" while dancers popped out and lip-synched to the song. The proposal, which took place in May 2012, now has more than 18 million views on YouTube.
Tim Tiah proved just how useful those popular internet memes can be when he proposed to his girlfriend, Audrey, in 2011. While Audrey was at a restaurant with friends, Tiah stood outside and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/22/meme-filled-marriage-proposal-video_n_1164674.html#s567043&title=Song_And_Dance" target="_blank">held up signs containing memes</a> that corresponded to their relationship, ultimately using the <a href="http://www.quickmeme.com/Puss-in-boots/?upcoming" target="_blank">Puss In Boots meme</a> to pop the question.
Fake Movie Trailer
Back in 2011, Matt Still convinced his girlfriend, Ginny, to go to the movies one day -- then, he arranged to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pnVAE91E7kM" target="_blank">play a fake movie trailer</a> before the movie that chronicles his journey to the theater to pop the question.
"Mobbed" Flash Mob
In 2011, <a href="http://www.fox.com/mobbed/" target="_hplink">Fox T.V. show "Mobbed"</a> featured an epic marriage proposal. Groom-to-be Justin <a href="http://blog.weddzilla.com/topics/getting-engaged/get-mobbed-on-fox/" target="_blank">recruited 1,000 people</a> to participate in an over-the-top flash mob for his girlfriend, Nikki.
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