NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Houston man's Titanic marriage proposal is making waves across the country after pulling off a surprise worthy of Jack and Rose.
Jeremy Brown tells FOX 17 News he and his girlfriend Mori Madrid consider Titanic one of their favorite movies. Together nearly six years, Jeremy originally planned to pop the question in Aruba last year in front of grandparents but his grandfather passed just one month before the trip.
Jeremy went back to the drawing board and decided to plan another trip. After looking at cabins in Pigeon Forge, Jeremy found the perfect proposal spot; The Titanic Museum and Attraction.
Jeremy planned every last detail for the proposal, finding a replica 'Heart of the Ocean' necklace filled with crystal and sapphire diamonds and the same tuxedo Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jack wears in the film.
"You know how hard it was to keep that secret for that long?," Jeremy says. Once his plan was in place, Jeremy sent the plan to the Titanic museum. "They were 100% involved," Jeremy says. The workers were fully involved and helped to pull off the surprise.
Mori, still clueless to the surprise, thought she and Jeremy were going to a ball. Using the classic line from the film, Jeremy produced a blindfold and asked Mori "Do you trust me?" Mori put on the blindfold and the two were taken to the Titanic Museum.
Guided by Christina, an event coordinator for the attraction, Mori was escorted to the stairs as music played. “I heard the music come on and thinking this is so beautiful. Once I opened my eyes I would be looking for Jeremy I just wanted him close,” Mori says.
Once the blindfold was removed, Mori's 'Jack' was waiting at the top of the stairs for her. With Celene Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' playing before a balcony of spectators, Jeremy placed the necklace around her neck. “I just went into the movie... thinking wow this is so real,” Mori says.
Then came the real surprise. Jeremy dropped to one knee and asked Mori to marry him. “I like to be in control of everything,” Mori said. “I wanted it to be perfect so I was trying not to cry.” Mori says she could only hold it in so long and couldn't stop crying at dinner.
“It was almost like being in the movie yourself. It was just amazing. It just made me feel like the movie,” Mori says. “It was so beautiful and unique, this was so above!”
The two were taken on a private tour after the proposal, having their photos taken followed by a candlelight steak dinner and limo ride through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Jeremy also had a surprise of his own. After the proposal, Jeremy tried to pay the bill but it had already been anonymously paid for. It was a perfect ending to a fairytale proposal. “He does so much for me. I am who I am because of him,” Mori says.
The two will tie the knot on December 22 this year. They have invited the museum event coordinator and her husband to the wedding.