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This man surprised his fianceé. And it was either really romantic... or every bride's worst nightmare.

By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST

A man in the US recently staged a spectacular marriage proposal including lanterns, lillies and a guitarist crooning Norah Jones’ “Come Away with Me” on a beach in California.

It all sounds delightful, but there was one unusual twist to the proposal.

The guy had secretly arranged for his family and his beloved’s family to travel across the country, and had planned an entire wedding to take place the following day.

It was either a really sweet thing to do. Or every bride’s worst nightmare.

According to the Huffington Post, Bryan reportedly convinced his ladylove, Heather, to wear a white dress and they wandered down to the beach together — only to be greeted by a celebrant, the couple’s friends, musicians and a videographer.

Rings were exchanged, tears were shed, and promises to stay together for all eternity were made.

Here’s how it went down:

The venue is breathtakingly beautiful. Heather looks stunning. And the proposal idea is super- romantic… we think.

Let’s just hope the bride didn’t have plans to choose her own wedding dress, venue or vows. (Or a secret wedding-inpo folder squirreled away on her laptop, for that matter.)

A screenshot from the surprise wedding. (Videography: Wind Productions)

What do you think of the proposal? Would you be happy for someone to do it for you? Or would you rather take your time and plan your own nupitals?

A few Pinterest details that some brides spend months to plan:

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