With the help of a troop of Irish dancers, Frank Umbriaco asked Kathleen Holly to be his Céili partner for life.
Irish Dance Flash mob week goes romantic with this sweet proposal video, as Frank pops the question to Kathleen outside the restaurant where they had their first date.
Kathleen, he explains at the beginning, loves surprises. An Irish dancer herself from ages 5 – 18, she also loves Irish dancing. So, in advance of proposing to her on March 29 of last year, he asked a bunch of her dancer friends from across the years to take part in their special moment.
After a romantic dinner at Cooper’s Hawk restaurant and winery, they stroll outside, where an accordion player just so happens to be playing a reel. Four young Irish dancers come leaping into the parking lot and then escort Kathleen to a table with flowers, where she watches the group of dancers grow with familiar faces.
You’ll have to see the rest for yourself!
According to their wedding site, the Chicago couple’s big day is set for the end of May and includes a reception at Gaelic Park in Illinois. We wish Frank and Kathleen every happiness!
*Originally published in April 2014