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Oklahoma City man stops traffic with a wedding proposal

Former Oklahoma City resident Parker Douglass had a unique proposal planned for his girlfriend.
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: May 12, 2013
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If you are looking for a unique way to propose to your girl friend, contact former Oklahoma City resident Parker Douglass. He literally stopped traffic with his idea.

He and his girlfriend of 11 months, Amy Mueller, were in the middle of an afternoon 3 ½ mile run around Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, on the Lake Lady Bird Trail.

They crossed the MoPac Pedestrian Bridge as they usually do, but this time when they reached the middle of the bridge, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. It was a big surprise to Amy, but her instant answer to the age-old question was yes! Photographer Heidi Rae Huseman captured the moment for the couple as Parker had planned perfect timing, only three minutes off what he had anticipated.

Not to worry about incoming traffic on the busy bridge: the groom's father, Robert Douglass, and Parker's friend Johnny Gray, held a huge banner at the entrance which said “A man is proposing to his future wife. This will only take a minute. Thanks for understanding.”

And as they walked off the bridge, the people who had been waiting to go across the bridge started clapping.

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by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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