Share your proposal stories!

posted 2 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
Member
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Our proposal was simple and romantic, very us. We went out for a nice brunch the day before New Years right on lake Washington (we do brunch almost every week, but usually at our favorite local diner), then after mentioned wanting to go for a walk at the waterfront park nearby. When we got there he lead me out on the dock, everything he said was a blur, I remember him asking if I knew what was happening and just nodding like crazy lol. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Thank goodness he didn’t drop it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚! After I said yes and we kissed and snuggled for a minute he was like “turn and wave”, and his friend was on the shore taking pictures. We walked over to where he is and met his friend and friends wife who had champagne ready for us to pop. It was perfect. 

Post # 4
Member
213 posts
Helper bee

Top of the Empire State Building last year on my birthday. We were on the 102nd floor (tight squeeze) looking at the view etc.

He gave his phone to someone to “take a photo” which we always do as we go on holiday just the two of us, and then got on one knee and  asked me. The person actually missed “the moment” as she pressed the wrong button, oops, but we posed for a few more as he was still on one knee. It was sweet and a little bit funny, but so glad we did as we have those memories captured.

loads of people offered to take out photo afterwards, and then we carried on being tourists, went to the gift shop, got some extra special souvenirs. Dropped them back at our hotel, where he gave me a second bday card which said to my fiancée with a very lovely message inside, and a Disney figurine (I collect them) which was Mickey proposing to Minnie (doubles as a ring holder).

it was very sweet and very us. 

Post # 5
Member
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

 I just got engaged a week ago! πŸ™‚ It was our 6 year anniversary – we first went out on a trail ride with our horses, then came back home and set up a picnic in a nice spot under a tree on our property (he actually really wanted us to have the picnic while on the trail ride but couldn’t find a good spot). He got out our favourite card game that we’ve been playing since we first started dating and dealt the cards as if we were about to play. When I flipped them over I saw that he’d taped the words Will – You – Marry – Me? to the other sides of the cards πŸ™‚ After he proposed he gave me my anniversary card which was actually a “You’re engaged” card πŸ™‚

Post # 6
Member
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We were at his house snuggling, at a very early stage in the relationship, and he felt so overcome with his feelings that he just blurted out ‘please say you’ll marry me’! Sadly I didn’t feel ready to say yes at the time. So he asked me a few more times over the next 6 months (poor man!), always at his house. He didn’t pressure me though, it was always very sweet and he was very patient, and of course we talked about marriage a lot during that time. And finally I felt ready to say yes. We bought a ring together a few weeks later.

It doesn’t sound that romantic I suppose, but it was actually very much like my dream proposal. I’d always had an idea, (since long before I met him), that it would be great if I was at home doing something completely mundane, like laundry, and a guy looked at me and felt so desperate to marry me that he HAD TO ASK ME RIGHT NOW!!!! I loved his proposal, despite the fact I wasn’t ready to say yes at the time, and wouldn’t change a thing. I would have HATED anything that wasn’t completely private – I would have felt super pressurised. 

I was engaged before, 12 years ago, and that proposal was completely different. Ex-fi surprised me with a long weekend in a European country. It was very beautiful, he had a perfect ring, got down on one knee, and he’d gone to a lot of effort. But for a number of reasons I didn’t feel quite at ease, even thought I was desperate to marry him (I’d been waiting for about 4 years). It felt fake somehow, like we were acting out a scene, and despite the grand gesture I didn’t truly believe that he wanted to marry me. With hindsight my gut knew that something wasn’t right even then although we broke up for other reasons.

Post # 7
Member
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

We got engaged almost 6 months ago, in August, a few days after our anniversary of 9 years!!! We had just returned home from a nice afternoon coffee with friends, and a few minutes after entering our apartment, he said he had forgotten his bluetooth speaker at the car (his cell had a problem with the speaker at the time, so he need it to answer any phone calls), and he went back at our garage to get it. I paid no mind, and I changed into sweatpands, and started hanging laundry (they had just finished washing as we walked in). He returned, came to the laundry room, and asked if I could stop for a moment. I turned to look at him, and he went down to his knee, and presented me with my ring, asking if after nine years I knew whether I could tolerate him forever? Of course it was a yes!!! He had wanted to propose to our anniversary, but the ring was delayed, so he said nothing that day, and we just celebrated as we normally would. Then, when he knew that it was being delivered that noon, he planned for a nice dinner a couple of days later, but when he finally had it he just couldn’t wait!!! It was perfect and funny and totally unexpected because we had talked about our 10th anniversary as our milestone and ideal time for it, and I wouldn’t change the whole think for the world!

Post # 7
Member
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

We got engaged in early June of 2017. I had just graduated college and he wanted to throw a BBQ in the park by our house to celebrate. When we pulled up to the pavilion, there was a long row of our immediate friends and family, and each person was holding up a prop from the things that we have done together over the years (my sister holding a graduation cap, his mom holding plane tickets from a previous trip, etc.). There was about 30 people there when he started his speech, and he went through the row of people talking about our lives together and then popped the question! My step dad owns a restaurant so he catered it and his mom bought us a pony keg (which we tapped in four hours, ha!). By the end of the day almost 70 people showed up to the BBQ! I was SO impressed because he is NOT a planner. His birthday is next week and I am having a hard time getting 10 people to show up, and somehow he managed to get 70!

 

What is particularly funny about the whole thing is that I knew (by accident) that he had received the ring in Dec. of 2016 and was growing frustrated that he hadn’t popped the question. We had went out of the country for his birthday last year (I was thinking then), and then we went to a super swanky restaurant that we normally wouldn’t go to for Valentine’s day, we had went to Comic-Con, etc. I was feeling a little jipped. I thought he was just going to push it off because he hated planning things. I didn’t realize that he was planning something so extravagant! If I could go back in time I would definitely try to be a little more patient.

Post # 8
Member
413 posts
Helper bee

I got engaged on Halloween, my favorite holiday! It was very simple and low key. We actually moved in our new construction home in late August. We have a beautiful mountain view, that you can see on our balcony. And he ended up proposing on our balcony, it was very cute!

Post # 10
Member
383 posts
Helper bee

Just happened Saturday…beautiful restaurant, family and friends, my closest sister…beautiful dinner and champagne to celebrate…everyone was on it and the hostess had the ring the entire night…thought the celebration was for my birthday.

Post # 11
Member
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

We had been dating for 1.5 yrs, had been seriously talking marriage for at least 6 months at that point.  We designed the ring together and I knew it was in production but nothing more.  We were driving on our way to the grocery store when he told me to check the glovebox for something.  I discovered the ring and immediately started losing it.  Cry screaming and bouncing around, asking, “Right now??..While you’re driving???!”  He made a U-turn and when I asked where we were going he said we were going back home to get ready for a fancy dinner.  We walked into our apartment where he had sprinkled rose petals EVERYWHERE and shared a bottle of wine while dancing around getting pretty to go out.  May or may not have consumated the engagement before dinner.

Post # 12
Member
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

TaDa πŸ˜› 

 

It was everything I could have hoped for… and more. I had no “real" idea it was going to happen. But I kept thinking “if he EVER did it, NOW would be awesome".. We had been together for 13 years and I had just about given up and regularly forced myself to not think about it and get my hopes up, so this truly took me by surprise. Not only that, but we were on a week-long birthday trip I had planned for HIM. He ALWAYS does a little surprise for me any time we travel so I wasn’t too shocked when he randomly got me into a helicoptor. Though I did think the outfit he wanted me to wear was a bit out of place lol 

Post # 12
Member
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

We got engaged just under a month ago! I knew he was planning on proposing when I got home from visiting my family, but I wasn’t 100% sure when or where he would do it. He picked me up at the airport after a 6 hour flight and a 5am start time, so I was jetlagged, hungry and ready for coffee. He grabbed my bag and we started walking to a cafe when he pulled me into an alcove. He pulled out the ring, didn’t even get down on one knee or say anything before I yelled YES and threw myself at him! 

I was so tired though, it didn’t feel real. I opened the box, looked at the ring, said “okay” and handed it back to him because I knew it was too big (my fingers are tiny and he didn’t ask my size before buying it and I didn’t want to lose it at the airport!) then he got me a large coffee and we went home. It didn’t really hit me until after I’d had two more cups of coffee and half a pizza and then I was like OMG WE’RE ENGAGED!

It doesn’t sound that romantic-though we did have our first kiss at baggage claim at the airport, so the location was special. But it was perfect for me, and now he can tease me for the rest of our lives about how he never technically asked. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 13
Member
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

It was the Fourth of July in the Turtle park (has a bunch of turtle statues kids can slide and crawl on) with now hubs and stepdaughter. We found some statue turtles to lay on in prep for watching the fireworks. I was holding stepdaughter (had just turned 5) in my arms because it was a bit chilly and hubs was behind me holding me. when the fireworks started hubs kissed me on the cheek while still holding me from behind and asked will you marry me? Then my stepdaughter looked up and asked me to be her mommy. I said YES! And we did a family hug and finished watching the fireworks. No ring, no flash mob, no words in the sky just LOVE!

Post # 14
Member
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

I usually post on the Rings board only but I thought to share my atypical proposal story here. I was at a conference across the ocean and those days cell phone roaming and internet/data weren’t as ubiquitous. So me and my then Boyfriend or Best Friend accepted the fact that we won’t be in touch for a week, no big deal. However, it turned out that my return flight was cancelled due to weather and I would be delayed by two days. I didn’t want my Boyfriend or Best Friend to freak out waiting for me at the airport so I decided to call him from the prohibitively expensive hotel room phone. As soon as he picked up, he informed me that the short separation made him realize that he wanted to get married, and now! He told me that he had already lined up a mini- ceremony three days after my arrival, basically just an elopment with a few closest friends (we both were in grad school and away from the families). He actually never formally asked me to marry him! You can imagine my shock when he told me all that! I mumbled something like “oh okay cool sounds good” and the call dropped. Then, I had 48 hours by myself for the idea to sink in. As much as it sounded crazy, I actually wanted to do it! I was getting so excited literally by the hour! I returned home, went shopping for a pretty dress and simple wedding bands, and three days later, we were married. It was the wildest and most romantic thing we ever did. We actually had a proper ceremony for the families 9 months later but our spontaneous elopement is a most wonderful and deeply cherished memory. And tomorrow is the anniversary of that crazy thing we did!

Post # 15
Member
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We had been looking at rings and I chose one (silver band, prasiolite stone and teeny tiny diamonds), but not question had been officially asked. We were killing time watching Robot Chicken before meeting my parents for dinner and he grabbed the bag, said “We might as well get this done” or something of the like and said “Will you marry me?” Totally romantic. It also happened to be April 1st so naturally we announced it to everyone on facebook after the parents had been told. 

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors