“Will you marry me?” is an very interesting question – There’s always a lot fuss around it. Also Derick Childress and his friend had a lot of work with planning and making the actions for that special question.
With a lot of spot-lights, a good camera and some motion, they created a giant light-writing marriage-proposal – “Emily, will you marry me?” – in Raleigh, North Carolina at the end of the last year.
“I knew I wanted to find a very special way to propose to a very special woman. I liked the look of light writing, but I wanted to do something on a much larger scale. To my knowledge, a light writing of this size had never been done before.
I had the idea of placing a camera at the top of a tall building and mapping out the words “Emily, will you marry me?” over part of the city. I used Google Earth to check out the views from several large buildings in downtown Raleigh, N.C. Since none of the letters could fall on areas that were inaccessible by foot, the requirements for the vantage point were very specific.
I finally found the perfect spot – the top of the Clarion hotel. Luckily, the Clarion has a restaurant that is open to the public on the top floor. I went up one afternoon and snapped some pics for reference.” (The whole story)