08/15/2011 06:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Man Throws Girlfriend Surprise Wedding (VIDEO)

Well, this could have gone very, very wrong.

Luckily for Shawn, somehow, it didn't.

After one year of planning a surprise wedding for his fiance Collen, he gathered 200 of their friends and family members, arranged for her to meet him outside of the venue, and proposed minutes before she would walk down the aisle.

While the whole thing is touching and incredibly brave, I can't help but wonder: What if she hadn't shaved her legs that day?! Or showered? Yikes.

Shawn seems to have known his bride well, though, and the wedding went off without a hitch two days ago in Ontario, Canada.

Take a look at the video. I dare you not to tear up a little, especially when you contrast it to the now-famous fake wedding proposal fail.