Cupid's Pulse Article: Watch the Winners of the Propose Perfectly Video Contest!Cupid's Pulse Article: Watch the Winners of the Propose Perfectly Video Contest!


Last November, asked their successful couples across the country who were ready to pop the question to enter to receive a proposal of a lifetime that included an engagement ring and professional proposal planning as well as a videographer to capture the entire experience. Out of hundreds of inspiring entries, Troy and Eliza from Tampa, Florida, were selected because of Troy’s overwhelming love, admiration, and respect for Eliza, a widowed single mother of three who rarely takes time for herself. Troy (with the help of an all-star proposal team) quickly began planning the ultimate surprise for his future bride-to-be…but not before documenting their entire love story on film, unbeknownst to her.

Background on the couple: Troy is an Arena 2 football coach and former police officer who was injured in the line of duty. He met the love of his life Eliza, a third grade special education teacher, on in February 2013. Both joined the site after previous marriages. Troy was blindsided by a divorce after 19 years, while Eliza was widowed six years ago when her husband died unexpectedly in front of their son. They each have three children (six between them), making their family a unique and modern day Brady Bunch. Eliza’s 13-year-old daughter has severe special needs, and despite all of their obstacles, Troy and Eliza have done a great job of blending their families.

About their proposal: On the day of the proposal, Eliza believed she and Troy were simply going to be part of a documentary about successful couples that met online — making her totally unprepared for what actually happened that day. The video crew filmed them at locations meaningful to their relationship, and Troy and Eliza used a Polaroid camera to capture the special day. That evening, she was surprised in her backyard where all six kids and Troy (with a ring) were waiting for her. The entire yard was lit up, and Eliza’s friends and family were also flown in to celebrate the day.

Congratulations to the happy couple!