ulti.TV Producer Mike Palmer Gets Surprise ‘I Do’ During Stream

A 'Yes!' from across the globe.

Mike Palmer.

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It’s not just discs that are in the air at the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships.

Yesterday evening, something a little bit magical happened on field 17 during a game between ZUF (SUI) and KFUM Örebro (SWE).

During halftime on the Fanseat streaming pitch, a plot was hatched between the the two teams playing, the Dutch cameraman, and a woman on the other side of the world.

As the Australian producer, Mike Palmer, a long-time ultimate producer for ulti.tv and other companies, was busy cutting up replays from the first half, ZUF and Örebro began to lay on the pitch spelling out a message and a love heart with their bodies.

Meanwhile one of the architects of this plan, Casper Schmitt, quietly wheeled his lens around to face Palmer. With his crew calling for his attention, Mike looked into the feed to see the message.

“Oh, that’s cute, they’re sending a message to someone,” he remarked, before trying to go back to editing. It would take a few moments for him to realise the bodies spelled out ‘I do’ in Swedish.

You see, Mike had proposed to Kristina Nord before the tournament, and if I may momentarily speak honestly about a friend, he had been on tenterhooks since.

Nord, who had been mulling over the sizeable question, decided to enlist her countrywomen to reveal her decision to the love of her life, drawing a rare on-camera appearance from Mike, a man who lives behind them. He explained, “I’m in love with a beautiful Swedish woman.”

And like that, a Swede and an Australian got engaged, with the help of a Dutch and two Swedish and Swiss teams eager to contribute to the romance, all here in Cincinnati.

Welcome to the World Championships of Love everybody!

  1. Lorcan Murray
    Lorcan Murray

    Lorcán Murray is an Ultiworld contributor and freelance journalist. He lives in Limerick, Ireland. He plays ultimate for PELT and with his mustache regularly. You can reach him by email: rev.lmurray@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @RevLorcan.

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