Elyse McKenna, 21, knew something was just a little off while she curled her hair before going out to what she thought was a wine tasting event with her then boyfriend, Brandon Heid, 22, in Detroit Thursday night.
She even asked Heid if he was going to propose to her that night, she said, but Heid just scoffed and said no.
It's the only time in the couple's four-year relationship Heid had been able to keep a secret from McKenna.
"I guess when you're pulling off a surprise, you just get it together," McKenna said.
When the two rounded the corner, McKenna didn't have much time to see the marriage proposal on the marquee before Heid dropped to one knee and pulled out a ring.
"I was so surprised," McKenna said. "I'm still in shock."
"It was pretty special," Heid said.
He said tying their engagement to Detroit made the proposal even better.
The Fillmore is also one of the couple's favorite spots in the city.
"We've been to a couple shows there," Heid said, and those working at The Fillmore were the most cooperative with helping him plan out the proposal.
"We love to be in Detroit," she said. "We love the Fillmore. I think that was my favorite thing about it (the proposal)."
The ring Heid presented used two diamonds from the ring McKenna's late father proposed to McKenna's mother with.