Prospective groom arranges 'flash mob' proposal at Dallas park




Posted on May 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

DALLAS — Dozens of dancers descended on Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas Thursday to help a man land his lady.

They surprised her with a "flash mob" proposal.

Nicholas Cornelius, 27, said he wanted to do something special to pop the question.

"I was just thinking to myself like, 'Why not do something so random and sporadic like a flash mob?” he said. He ended up hiring dancers for his high school sweetheart.

Bride-to-be Prescilla Collins was stunned. “My hands are shaking so bad,” she admitted before summing up her emotions perfectly: “OMG!”

She and her now fiancé met more than a decade ago.

"I thought he was cute,” she said as tears of joy welled up in her eyes.

Demetris Smith witnessed the flash mob up close. She’s a close friend of the couple who called WFAA to be a part of surprise.

"It was really, really fun, and I'm glad and I'm very appreciative that I was able to be a part of it,” she said with a smile.

"If I'm tearing up, it's because I'm emotional... but it's just happiness," Collins added.

She couldn’t believe so many strangers put on their dancing shoes for her. At first, she thought it was just a way for her boyfriend to apologize.

"We had a big argument the other day, and I kind of felt like he was trying to make up for that in a sense," she said.

"Making up" with a vow of marriage. It’s creative way of popping the question that's putting a new "beat” on being lucky in love.

"I want us to keep an upbeat relationship until forever,” Cornelius said.