A few months ago, local magician Rob Anderson was contacted by a German tourist, James Coleman, for a very special performance.
Anderson, who usually is for hire at corporate events and private parties, couldn’t say no.
Last week, after months of planning, he played a street magician on the Las Vegas Strip to help James propose to his girlfriend of three years, Nicole Scholz.
The long-time couple and some friends and family had been in town for a nice summer vacation, but little did Nicole know, everyone had a little something up their sleeves.
“This is by far my favorite performance I’ve ever done,” Anderson later wrote on Facebook.
The video shows the crowd, including Nicole and her friends, set up in front of The Quad hotel. Anderson begins a “trick” including a ring and a ribbon, and Nicole is entranced.
Nicole is blindfolded, the ring is switched out for James’ engagement ring box and Rob Anderson magically becomes James.
She’s shocked at the big reveal. But even more so when she realizes what’s really happening.
“We’ve been together now for a long time and I love you, baby,” James says as their friends reveal shirts saying “MARRY ME.” “There’s only one thing I want to ask, will you marry me?”
Nicole says no.
She says yes, of course, through tears of joy.
“I love a good challenge, and I love the ability to be creative and do things that other people aren’t doing,” Anderson said. “When the opportunity was presented to me to help James get engaged, I knew I had to step up to the task.”
Watch the video below.