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NEWS Photos By Cynthia Meyer Joseph Hudson, center, proposes to his girlfriend Karen Wilke, with a flash-mob style proposal. Their friends, family and coworkers surprised her in the State Office Building during the lunch hour when they started singing "Marry Me," with Hudson. After the song, he got down on one knee and proposed. She said yes.

Will you marry me?

Joseph Hudson, center, proposes to his girlfriend Karen Wilke, with a flash-mob style proposal. Their friends, family and coworkers surprised her in the State Office Building during the lunch hour when they started singing
Photo By Sarah Day / Capital City Weekly
Joseph Hudson, center, proposes to his girlfriend Karen Wilke, with a flash-mob style proposal. Their friends, family and coworkers surprised her in the State Office Building during the lunch hour when they started singing "Marry Me," with Hudson. After the song, he got down on one knee and proposed. She said yes. "It's just been a lot of secret emailing and I've been waiting almost two years to ask her," Hudson said. The couple met when he came from New York to visit his dad several years ago. He eventually moved here to see if it would work out with Wilke, and they've been going strong for nearly two years. What'd she think of the serenading surprise proposal? "Amazing," she said. "It was every girl's dream proposal. It was very special to have all my friends and family here, and my daughter by phone." Wilke had no idea what Hudson was planning, she just knew he and his friends were working on a project. "This is the most wonderful man in the world and I am going to be proud to be his wife."
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