(Closed) How did he propose???

posted 10 years ago in Proposals
Post # 32
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Everyone has got such a lovely story.  

My Fi proposed at home. I was tidying our bedroom ad he started tellin me how much he loved me an how he wanted to be with me forever then when I turned around, he was on one knee with the ring and asked me ‘Will you marry me?’. It was the perfect proposal as we are both homely people and it was very intimate being just the two of us. I did keep him on his knee for a while in shock before I said yes! 

Post # 33
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We were laying in bed together and he just asked me. No ring, no getting down on one knee, no witnesses, nothing.

Just us, and a warm bed, and a dark summer night.

He’s not from the US so he doesn’t really know much about American wedding customs – not sure if he would’ve given me a traditional proposal had he known. I like the way he did it though. It was straight from the heart and honest, no frills or airs about “this is what i’m supposed to do because it’s romantic.”

Post # 34
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

We took a long weekend and went down to Oregon and stopped by the Goonies house (i love that movie) and went onto Seaside. We had just stuffed our faces with crab and were taking the dog for a walk on the beach when i kicked a bottle. and here is how it goes:

Me: what the heck was that?

Him: I dont know…

Me: OMG its a message in a bottle i found some kids class project (as kids we used to do that)

Him: Well open it up

i opened up the bottle and on a really old looking piece of paper it says “will you marry me?”

Me: Holy crap i found some dudes marriage proposal-they are going to be so pissed-i turned around to show him and he was down on one knee.

Him: laughing at what a nerd i am, then says  i love you so much will you marry me?

ME: OMG yes and i started jumping with joy!

i had no idea because he said he would like to get married when he was done with school which would have been another 2-3 years. So i was totally caught off guard-in a good way

Post # 35
3354 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 1900

Fiance picked out the ring on his own… but then he second guessed himself.  He took me to look at ring styles and I ended up falling in love with the exact ring he picked out.  (He breathed a sigh of relief!)

A few months later he surprised me with a vacation to Florida.  He told me one week before we left to “pack for somewhere warm” and wouldn’t tell me any other details!  I literally did not know our destination until we checked our bags at the airport.  And even then it turns out I had no idea all the amazing things Fiance planned for us on our vacation.  He rented a car so we landed in Jacksonville and ended up flying out of Orlando.  We even went to Tampa.  The first full day we were in Florida Fiance completely surprised me with horseback riding on the beach.  The woman who arranged the horse ride was in on the surprise.  In fact she filmed Fiance proposing to me!  It was a phenomenal destination proposal!  He did good. <3

Post # 36
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

My WONDERFUL fiance’ won us the Engagement Story for Wedding411 our picture and story is featured in the Fall/Winter issue Smile

Post # 37
7550 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

My Fiance proposed on our three year anniversary – 19th January 2012. I was hoping it would be then and it was, I was dreaming of him proposing during a sunset walk on the beach on our anniversary, i didn’t want to tell him, because i knew about the ring, i knew the timeline, i kinda figured the date, i wanted him to figure out the how. and guess what? sunset walk on the beach was how he was going to do it!

we went for the walk on the beach at sunset, before going to dinner at a nice Italian restaurant, i had seen the ring box bulge in his pocket, i didn’t tell him cos i didn’t want to spoil it for him, BUT it was cloudy so we couldn’t see the sunset really, and it was very very CROWDED. no space anywhere, full of families with kids running around. so it didn’t happen then, we had a nice dinner and he suggested we go for a walk on the beach again after dinner.

So we went back down to the beach, the clouds were gone mostly, we could see all the stars, no one was on the beach except us, we walked a short ways then he stopped me. He said ‘Jacqui, I love you so much, I can’t wait to marry you and spend the rest of my life with you. You are the One.” I got very teary. Then he pulled the box out (after a bit of a struggle to get it out of his pocket). I had thought he would keep it in the little blue box from Tiffany’s. But it was just in the ring box that was inside it. So I blurted out: Where’s the Tiffany box? (I have zero control on what I say sometimes) He ignored that, got down on one knee and said “Will you marry me?” I said “YES!” We kissed and hugged and he put the ring on my finger.

We got back to the apartment where we were staying (we go on a holiday every year for our dating anniversary) and he gave me the poem he wrote. 

It was so romantic and I wouldn’t change a single part of it! Oh and he had asked my father’s permission first, which I knew about. We had to convince him that we were planning a long engagement, and want to live together first, after that he was ok with it and gave his blessing, mum did right away.

I love my Fiance so much and I can’t wait to spend my life with him! Sorry for the long post!

Post # 38
41 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

My fiance had proposed to me on Dec 2, 2011.  He actually went with my sister and her husband to pick out a ring in November and went to ask my parents a week before he asked me.  So the day he proposed to me was on a Friday.  He had my sister ask me to get my nails done earlier that week so my nails would look pretty when he proposed.  I was on call that day, and got called in.  I was rushing into work and I slipped and fell.  I landed on both knees so I was limping all day.  After work, I was supposed to go to my sister’s because she wanted me to go with her to get a haircut.  I almost didn’t go because my knees were hurting me and I felt lazy to make the hour drive to her house.  But my sister and fiance insisted (she didn’t know he was going to do it that day, he just asked her to get me out of the house).  When I got back, we went out to dinner at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant.  The whole entire dinner he was fidgeting.  I didn’t think anything of it though.  When we got home, he gave me a box of mini cupcakes from one of my favorite cupcake shops in NYC.  Inside, there was a folded piece of paper with a comic that he had drawn of my cat.  He told me that I had to go find the next part of the comic…but since I was still limping he felt bad for making me walk around so much.  So he led me around the house, to the rest of the comics and finally sat me down at his computer.  Not sure how to explain it but he had drawn a picture of our 3 pets staring at a tv screen.  He had me “erase” the screen they were looking at, using his drawing tablet.  When I “erased” the screen, a picture of his desk showed up, with the little snoopy ornament I had given him the year before, and next to it a blue box.  I was like “Is that a Tiffany box?! What is that??” and he told me to keep erasing.  When I erased that one, “Will you marry me?” showed up.  I turned around and he was on his knee holding out a box.

Such a thoughtful proposal…He told me it was so hard for him to draw all those comics because we practically live together and are always together.  I put all the comics that he had drawn into a frame and hung it up in our room.  

Post # 39
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We were watching the Daily show in the hotel room and he sat the ring box in front of me and was grinning from ear to ear. It was so lame, it was adorable. Lol I was especially touched that he waited for a commercial break and didn’t interupt John Stewert’s monologue 🙂

Post # 39
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House


It’s officially been a little over 1 month since we got engaged. And I still feel like the happiest girl in the world. 

It was our first day in Bora Bora and the weather was a bit dreary. We took the resort shuttle to the main town to get some groceries and on our way back to the resort my fiance Jon looked a bit unsettled. But when we got back to our resort island and the skies cleared, he told me we had to go take pictures.

Earlier that morning I had told him that the best time to take pictures is at sunset and dusk when the sunlight is not too bright. So when we were back at the resort and he saw the sun setting over Mt. Otemanu, he didnt’ want to miss the golden opportunity to take pictures (rainfall in Bora Bora is very erratic and unpredictable).

While I was getting ready in the washroom, he secretly called the butler, Masahiro Iemoto to pick us up from our overwater villa and take us to the main dock. We both love making vacation videos, a hobby that developed between us and our latest toy is an aerial drone — to enhance our visuals. So, unsuspectingly, we brought our camera, drone, and GoPro with us to the dock to take sunset photos.

Even when I passed my camera to Masahiro, and Jon had set the GoPro on a tripod, and setup the drone I still had no idea what was about to happen. But before I knew it, he started reciting his speech to me and got down on one knee to ask me to marry him.  

The funniest part was when he put the ring back in his pocket because he was too nervous, and then he realized and was shaking putting the ring on my finger.

Of course I said yes and hugged him and told him I loved him 😀 I LOVE YOU BABE!

And we have our entire vacation video in Bora Bora here:


You can also scroll to 28:09 for just the proposal!



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Post # 40
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

He rented our own (tiny!) island on the St Lawrence, near Kingston, ON (in Thousand Islands region). He found it on Airbnb. He surprised me with the trip, told me to pack my bags and wouldn’t tell me where we were going. He even arranged pet sitters to watch our pets for a few days. He knew it would be perfect because I loooove solitude and being away from noises of other people (ie while camping). It had no electricity (a broken generator), BILLIONS of spiders omg omg omg. But it was gorgeous, had views from all sides, just the sound of the waves, Canadian geese, far off boats and a mink/otter fella that lived under our dock. I sort of expected that he would propose there because it was just too perfect – but wasn’t sure when! We found a spot on some boulders to watch the sunset and I got slightly tipsy on whiskey. The sunset was beautiful. Then he got down on one knee. It was surreal. He cried. I cried. I called my mom, sister, dad, grandma. 

Post # 41
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I knew it was coming, we had laid in bed several nights discussing our future before we got up and designed the ring together. We designed the ring and I left it to him to surprise me with the when. 

Our anniversary came up only weeks after designing the ring so I had a good idea that would be when.

My SO is a chef, he made us a 5 course dinner in the terrible humidity of August and we are it in semi-darkness in bed with the AC blasting. The dinner was lovely and right afterward he brought out the ring. I remember him moving to get it and I kind of froze a little. It’s still surprising even when you know it’s coming.

He told me what we both already knew and it was very sweet. He said I am the only woman he wants to be with and he apologized because it had been so hot that he couldn’t get dressed up but he just couldn’t wait anymore! I thought it was perfect for us. He pulled the ring box out upside down and I had to poke fun of him, then we sat on the floor wrapped up tight against each other, tears and sweat mixing together in our happiness. 

We called his mom first, who already knew, and she was as happy as ever for us.

Anywho! All of these stories are so awesome. It’s so great to see the different personalities in each. We’re all living different but beautiful love stories.

Post # 42
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

My fiance and I decided to move out of state due to a job offer that was too good to pass up. Therefore our families weren’t there to witness it. It was fine by me! We were in the process of buying our first home. It was a new build so every friday night we would drive past the house to see how much it changed. One night as we stopped to admire it, he asked me to get out of the car. I felt weird because we always looked at it from the outside and never actually walked inside.( Winter in Las Vegas is crazy) I asked him why I needed to get out and all he said was “babe be spontaneous. Who cares? It’s our home anyway.” We walked inside and when I turned to look at him he was on his knee.. best day of my life.

Post # 43
3 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

He took me to dinner, making it just another night out.  After dinner, we walked to the car and Jayson told me that he had a surprise for me and that I had to close my eyes and keep my eyes closed until we got there.  He also instructed that he was going to have to lead me somewhere and that I still had to keep my eyes closed.

I hate surprises!

I closed my eyes and kept them closed as Jayson drove through town.  He stopped the car, and helped me down a path to our destination.  He then instructed me to open my eyes.  I saw Jayson on one knee, with him holding a ring box with a ring in it.  Jayson said, “Will you marry me?” and, of course, I said, “Yes”.
(The proposal was on a bridge in botanical gardens, where you can see a like in the distance through the trees.)

Post # 44
369 posts
Helper bee

What is it with all of these zombie threads being resurrected from four years ago?

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