- Posted October 25, 2013 by
London E2 8AS, United Kingdom
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Blondie says YES to Steele's East London Graffiti Marriage Proposal
When Texas-based romantic, Michael Steele, called London Art Walls' California office, he gave them just five days - including a weekend - to arrange a graffiti marriage proposal on one of their East London walls. But London Art Walls, who regularly source art and advertising walls for some of the world's largest corporations, love a challenge and rose to the occasion. Working over the weekend, their London partners-in-art, CAN.IS, chose a wall, commissioned painters, asked Mike for a graphic of what he wanted his fiancé-to-be to see, asked what music he would like played and then set it up to run like clockwork.
The happy couple flew from Houston to London on Monday evening, and, by the time they arrived at their London hotel, after an overnight flight, the music had been arranged, a Google map of how to get to the proposal site had been emailed to Steele's iPad, along with the details of a romantic canal-side restaurant (which Damiano of CAN.IS escorted them to) and the stage was set. Lindsay, aka Blondie, had told Steele that she was interested in seeing some graffiti in East London, during their trip to England, and just as the couple were walking past the proposal location, Mike, aka Steele, presented the ring and proposed, and, as she said, "YES," he pointed up to their mural, which contained a huge series of concentric hearts with their names, BLONDIE and STEELE inside and she melted.
Just another day for London Art Walls and CAN.IS, but a day that this happy couple will treasure forever.