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There’s nothing quite like a romantic proposal story to get the heart fluttering, but what’s the best way to pop the question? Should you climb to the top of a mountain and profess your love to the world or sneak off to a quiet country retreat? Are roses and champagne essential proposal treats? And how long should you really spend perusing the different types of ring available? There’s before you confirm the finer details, here are six inspiring proposal stories to get you in the lovey-dovey mood.

Rochelle and Marvin Humes

They married back in 2012 and now have a beautiful baby girl, but ex JLS singer turned TV presenter Marvin Humes certainly pulled out all the stops to woo his then girlfriend Rochelle Williams. He whisked the Saturdays star off to the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua where he got down on one knee and whipped out a stunning heart-shaped diamond ring, thought to be worth around £45,000.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton followed a unique and unusual proposal which took place in an isolated log cabin. That’s right; the couple were enjoying a 24-hour stop over at the Spartun Rutundu Log Cabins during their Kenyan holiday when the Prince asked his long-term girlfriend to marry him. Describing the proposal ‘romantic’ and ‘wonderful’, Kate was obviously blown away by his charm and they’re now a happy family with two small children.

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney

What better time of the year to propose that on Valentine’s Day? Love is in the air on 14th February, which is perhaps why Lady Gaga’s long-term beau Taylor Kinney popped the question on this very day. Opening up about his engagement to the world-famous pop star, Kinney said: “It was snowing – it was beautiful” adding how he had no doubts about proposing. Now that’s true love.

Seal and Heidi Klum

They may now be divorced, but Seal and Heidi Klum’s engagement was undoubtedly inspiring. The Kiss by the Rose singer not only flew supermodel Heidi by helicopter to the Canadian Rockies but he had an igloo built there which was filled with rose petals, champagne, food, candles and even a bed with sheets. “I was ecstatic,” claims Heidi. Well, wouldn’t we all be if we were proposed to in such a way?

Christmas proposal

And it’s not just celebrities that have sensational proposals. A lady called Enid Eunice Ventura Garcia shared her story via Bridal Guide online stating:

“My fiancé proposed to me on September 26, 2012, the day before he was about to leave for the military. Since we wouldn’t be spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve together, we decided to at least put up our little Christmas tree before he left for deployment. After we put it up, he suddenly knelt in front of me, took a small box out from his pocket, opened it, and popped the question.”

Thanksgiving proposal

Thanksgiving is also a popular time for people to get engaged with Christine Lewis Gauthier sharing the following memory: “My fiancé proposed to me on Thanksgiving last year in front of my mum, my dad, my children and his children. My mum handed him the rings that my dad originally gave her when they got married over 50 years ago and she said that we had their blessing. So my fiancé called everyone into the living room while dinner was cooking, and he got down on one knee and told me he loved me and wanted me to be his wife. I cried, my daughter cried, his daughter cried, my parents were happy for us…it was awesome!”

There really is no correct way to propose but these inspirational stories should certainly give you some great ideas.