Tony Collier, 26, and Corinne Jones, 25, celebrated their engagement by reenacting the famous Roger and Anita meet-cute scene from the movie in a fun photo shoot.
“We are not actors or actresses so it was really hard to stay in character," Jones said. "The shoot in general was a piece of cake. We just had fun doing it."
Instead of using Dalmatians, the photos feature their family’s dogs, Mookie and Izabelle.
Jones said she chose the movie to emulate because it’s her favorite.
“I love ‘101 Dalmatians’ and I have always been a dog fan,” Jones said. She said it’s a dream of hers to have a Dalmatian plantation.
The couple met at the University of Illinois, where both were in the marching band.
After graduating, Collier and Jones worked for Disney until moving to a suburb of Chicago. Now they work for the same school district.
Jones said since it was her idea to do the “101 Dalmatians” shoot, Collier requested they have another photo shoot with a “Rocky” theme.
Melissa Biggerstaff, a photographer with Rusty Lion Art, said she was “shocked” by the viral reaction.
The pictures were first published on Facebook, then on image-sharing site Imgur, where they got more attention.
The couple plans to incorporate more Disney elements into their June 10 wedding, but they aren't yet sure which movies they will choose. For now, Jones is planning their wedding shower with a theme based on the Disney film "Mirror Mirror."