Proposals That Pop

How To Propose While in LDR - Via Zoom

This Zoom-posal didn’t let LDR keep him from proposing

Timothy Ng and Dennilyn Joyce Castelo met while working in the same hospital and in 2020, opportunity knocked on Thobie’s door which brought him to the US. “We’ve been in LDR for a year now,” he says.

Thobie’s been planning to propose to Joyce since he relocated but due to the travel restrictions and bans, it made proposing in person quite the challenge. He will likely only be able to return home this year for a short period, “so it’s better to focus on the wedding when I get back home and do the proposal now,” he says.

So how does a boyfriend halfway across the world surprise and propose to his girlfriend? Not without accomplices, of course!

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Thobie enlisted the help of his family, his mom and sister, to surprise Joyce. His mom took care of securing the ring and finding the venue, while his makeup artist sister who is part of the wedding industry helped elevate the surprise through styling and photography for her future sister-in-law.

The plan was to invite Joyce to a dinner “for her Uncle’s birthday” and the proposal would happen over video chat. When Joyce arrived at the restaurant, a small area was decorated with photos of the couple, a balloon and flower arrangement, and a red heart cake with the question, “Will you marry me, Hon?”

But it was the print out of Thobie’s face turned into a mask and worn by one of their loved ones who got down on one knee while Thobie proposed over Zoom that made the proposal light hearted, memorable, and unique.

Thobie and Joyce are currently planning for their 2021 wedding in the Philippines. Congratulations to the newly engaged couple!

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The Dream Team

Photography: Mark Vitasa Photography | Styling: Nybie Anne Marie Ng | Cake: The Taste Of Czaczacza | Flowers: AMORE by Erek Cruz | Location: Miguel and Maria Cafe & Resto | Ring: Imelda's Jewelry | Photo prints and mask: Matthew Anthony Ng | AVP: Mikko Angeles and Raj Marasigan

Photographers by: Mark Vitasa Photography