By now you’ve probably heard of Ryan Leak, the 27 year-old Florida newlywed who proposed to his now wife the same day they wed; after planning the entire wedding from soup to nuts by himself. Leak used the Pinterest page, entitled My Dream Wedding, of his new wife Amanda Roman, 25 to guide him through the planning process. Roman had over 200 images in her Pinterest wedding section. The couple said their “I Dos” before 100 guests in Miami on the 5 year anniversary of their first date. Oh and the pair’s honeymoon to Naples and Laguna Beach? Leak planned that too. (Leak, now an Internet superstar, released this video to document the experience.) The newly married couple has received tons of press but the feedback is conflicted. Many people (seemingly the majority) think Leak is the most romantic, thoughtful, sweetest guy on the planet. However some think he was selfish and egotistical to plan the entire affair himself.
Personally, I don’t know any dudes who have the desire or patience to pull something like this off. And I know a lot of stand-up guys who are head-over-heels in love with their wives. This groom selected flowers, hired a hair stylist and makeup artist, devised a plan to purchase her gown and completed a bunch of other tasks that most men — and a whole lotta women for that matter — find boring and even painful. So Leak gets points for that alone. But I can’t help wondering if there was even a teeny, tiny bit of Roman that would have wanted to put in her two cents — beyond her Pinterest page — into her wedding day as well.
What do you all think? Was Leak’s act selfless or selfish? Sound off in the comments! I really want to know what you guys think about this one.