NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Video of a man's elaborate, 365-day proposal to his girlfriend has gone viral.
Dean Smith spent more than a year preparing to pop the question to his girlfriend, Jennifer Kessel, on her 26th birthday in Aruba.
Smith videotaped himself each day for a year -- starting Jan. 8, 2014 -- holding up a sign declaring his love for Kessel.
"For the next year, I'll show you how much I love you and that you're in my thoughts every day," he says at the beginning of the video. "I want to marry you."
Smith then spliced the footage together in a video package for Kessel, who watches for the first time on the beach in Aruba.
"The thoughtfulness that went into making this video is truly beyond any words that I have," Kessel told The Huffington Post. "When I turned around and saw Dean standing in front of me, we both broke down in tears."
Smith said he decided to make his own proposal video because he saw how much Kessel loved watching them.