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Trip to the movies turns into a flash mob wedding proposal

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

We normally don't do segments about marriage proposals, but this one definitely deserves a story.

On an August Saturday, Amy Carvalho thought she was going to a movie with a friend.  Instead, she got a flash mob wedding proposal in the middle of Edwards Cinema Greenway Plaza.

"I put it all together and oh my gosh, I think there's going to be a proposal.  I didn't think it was mine, he started playing the music and I was in the middle of the stage, Kelly we got to move, I don't want to ruin this.  Then suddenly I saw Archit come out and realized these are all of our friends who are dancing," Carvalho said.

Her fiancé of 6 and a half years, Archit Gulati, says coming up with the proposal idea was a no-brainer, but making it happen.  Well, that took 9 months.

"I first reached out to choreographers all over Houston and found Jhon willing to do this for fun, I found the venue, picked different tracks, did the rehearsals," said Archit.

Jhon Stronks was the brave choreographer who hopped on board to help make Archit's vision a reality.

"He didn't just want it to be a show for Amy he wanted it to be a show for Amy by Amy's friends and family, and that's the thing that resonated with me and the level of commitment to making it happen," said Jhon.

For Jhon, the choreography was the easy part.  Teaching non-dancers how to dance, now that was the challenge.

"The bravest group of friends I think I've ever met in my life.  There was fear in their eyes and bodies, but we massaged right on through that," said Jhon.

For Archit, he says concentrating on his dance moves actually helped settle his nerves about getting down on one knee and popping the question.

"At that point, everything all of the hard stuff was over and Amy clearly knew it was for her," said Amy.

And the icing on the cake:

"Half way through I saw our parents, his sister and it was I was incredibly shocked my mom flew all the way out from Hawaii and I just was not expecting to see her," said Amy.

"I wanted it to be something we remember rest of our lives and show our kids and family," said Archit.

The happy couple is thinking about getting married next summer....and no, not at the movie theatre.

They're thinking maybe Hawaii or somewhere here in Texas.

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