Justin Lebon and his fiancée, Michal Ott, are big board game fans, and enjoy a good game of Monopoly. They played so often that Lebon decided for a Christmas gift to his main girl, and in honor of their relationship, he would custom build them their very own Monopoly board. Then he got an even better idea--he wanted to propose to Ott in a way in which she would never forget.
According to an interview with Buzzfeed Life, Lebon called on his friend (and woodworker) Mark Becker, and the two recreated the popular game board and its property names to reflect important places and events to Lebon and Ott throughout their relationship.
With creative thrift shopping, Lebon was able to find Monopoly money and gold pawn pieces to complete the anniversary set.
When it was time to reveal to Ott the gift he'd been working on, the two were brought to tears.
“She knew Mark was helping me, so she figured her gift was going to be really cool, but she thought it was going to be a world travel-themed board,” Lebon told BuzzFeed Life. “When she opened it up and saw that it was about us, she was like, ‘No way.’ I gave her the whole tour of the board and by the end, we were both crying.”
Lebon started the game strong with Ott being tricked into rolling the perfect number of spaces (with weighted dice of course) to land on the first 'Chance' card. When she drew the card, and read the very specific details, Ott then knew the real intentions of Lebon's hard work.
Lebon got down on one knee and pulled out a long wire key, with which he popped open the specially made trap door under the 'Luxury Tax' space to reveal the engagement ring.
You can be sure Ott said yes. The two have planned a destination honeymoon in Maui.