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David Shamah Creates Flash Mob Proposal

David Shamah is going to have a lot of work staying as creative and spontaneous during his marriage as he was with his proposal. While deciding how to pop the question to his girlfriend, Alice Becker, he and a friend came up with the idea of doing a flash mob. He recalled that Alice had organized a flash mob at a summer camp in New Jersey, and he figured it was the perfect idea. He called on his friend, Lynda Levy, to get the dancers together and to choreograph the moves. And the rest is history.

At Manhattan’s South Street Seaport, 80 of his friends got together on the pier and performed a flash mob routine for Alice. Becker had expected that she was going shopping with her mom and aunt, and she strolled into the seaport at about 1 pm. When she got to the ramp close to the shops, speakers suddenly started playing “Marry You” by Bruno Mars.

After dancing for half the song, the dancers made an aisle so that David could proposal to his waiting girlfriend.

Becker, when asked how she was feeling said,

“I have no words to describe it. I’m just so happy. I knew whatever he was going to do would be over the top. That’s how he is.”

David, gushing after the engagement, said,

“I feel great. I just took over South Street Seaport and got engaged to the woman I love. What more can I say?”

Perhaps David will take lessons from the famous wedding ceremony dancing couple, who have over 73,000,000 views on YouTube!


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