The trend of over-the-top proposals doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Especially if it’s up to Patrick Santos, who popped the question to boyfriend Gavin Hatch along Disney’s boardwalk in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Santos arranged for Hatch to spend the evening in Downtown Disney for what he thought was a night out for drinks with friends. But while walking towards his destination, one of the groom-to-be’s friends appeared out of nowhere and handed him a card. “Gavin, this very moment is the start of our new adventure together,” the first note read. “You always talked about being in love like in the movies, however, all of the best love stories have one thing in common. You have to go against all odds to get there.”
Hatch continued to walk towards friends and family holding additional letters from Santos until ultimately stopping at a dance performance to Katy Perry‘s “Unconditionally.”
“I don’t think Gavin had a clue what was going to happen to him that night,” Santos told the Huffington Post. “I had to make up a few stories in order for all of this to be possible.”
After the performance ended, the dancers parted and Hatch saw Santos waiting at the edge of a bridge for him. “I love you so much. You have made me such a better man and I want to make you the best husband in the world,” Santos says during his proposal, before dropping to one knee and asking Hatch to marry him.
Of course, Hatch was shocked by the proposal and overcome with emotion. “When I was handed my first card, I knew Patrick was up to something… as we continued to walk the boardwalk and I saw more and more of my friends, I started to think that it might be a proposal, but it just didn’t hit me until I was handed the last card by my best friend,” Hatch told the Huffington Post. “I will admit though, I always knew that if Patrick was the one to pop the question, it would be a big and unforgettable event, and it sure was.”
Watch the entire proposal, along with Santos narrating his incredible sweet notes, in the video above!