Wedding-proposal

6 Inspiring Proposal Stories

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.

June 28, 2015

Weekend Wit: The Drunken Proposal

We all get that proposing marriage can be a nerve wrecking experience but the drunken proposal is just plain wrong. I’ve actually had this happen to me more than once! So, chances are that if one woman has experienced this multiple times it must be a bit of a trend. I maybe wrong, but it is a possibility. It might also be that I just totally lucked out and probably not in a good way either.

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Now, the first time I received a drunken proposal, I fell for it. I was young, dumb and in love. It didn’t matter how he proposed just as long as he did. It seemed everyone around us was in proposal mode, so I figured sooner or later it would be my turn. Sure enough it was, at the worst time possible! I happened to be so drunk when receiving the proposal, that when I woke up I had to ask whether or not it actually happened. Had I dreamed it? Was it real? And, more importantly, did I accept?

Hungover and desperate for answers I discovered that apparently I had. Hmmm, not exactly the way I’d pictured it. Perhaps this is the reason I switched from alcohol to coffee? I do recall not getting that drunk for a very, very long time!

Anyways, I might be a bit old-fashioned here but there are still plenty of ladies out there that believe one day the man or woman (I won’t discriminate, even though laws do) of their dreams will actually show up. To add to this fantasy, they’ll eventually get down on one knee and ask the question, “will you marry me?” In her mind it will be perfect.

They will probably be somewhere romantic, candles, soft music and the love of her life down on one knee, holding hands, asking earnestly if she’d give them the honor of becoming the wife. (It’s actually quite difficult writing this gender neutral, but you get the gist.) We’ve seen it on The Bachelor, heard it it fair tales like Cinderella, so surely that’s how it’s supposed to go?

So, image the horror when this image is replaced by the reality of a drunken proposal? There’s no romance, or very little and they’re probably down on two knees because they’re far too wasted to balance on one. The words spill out of their mouth so slurred that they are almost unrecognizable and the speech they had prepared goes totally out the window. Basically they’re that drunk that the words flow out like, “willyamaryme” as if it’s one word rather than a phrase.

Unfortunately it isn’t pretty but I can understand that it’s easily done. The individual is so nervous preparing and looking for the right time to propose that they choose to have a few drinks to calm their nerves. Those few drinks turns into a few too many and voilà! Thankfully by the second drunken proposal I’d learned my lesson and demanded the romance, which is perhaps why I’m still waiting for it?

It’s not all bad though. There is something worse than the drunken proposal. I’ve seen it happen to others and those poor souls accepted and then had their proposal revoked. Ouch! Having awoken the next morning the proposer took another look at their bride to be and thought, hell no! What have I done? Suffice to say not exactly relationships made in heaven. So, I’m certainly not going to complain. At least I haven’t had to endure that!

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January 31, 2015

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are Engaged

First comes love, then comes marriage…or for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, it’s first comes baby, then comes engagement. West has popped the question and Kardashian has said yes!

The wedding proposal came on Monday – Kardashian’s 33rd birthday – at a party in San Francisco’s AT&T Park baseball stadium in front of family and friends which the rapper rented for the special occasion.

West, 36, presented the reality star with a 15-carat diamond ring, while ‘PLEEEASE MARRY MEEEE!!!’ flashed on the baseball scoreboard screen. Fireworks then exploded and a 50-piece orchestra played Lana Del Rey’s Young And Beautiful followed by his own song Knock You Down.

kimkardashianengaged

Sister Khloe tweeted out: ‘Tears of JOY!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!’ following the event.

The couple have been dating for 18 months, and their daughter, North, is now four-months-old.

This will be the third marriage for Kardashian, whose first marriage to music producer Damon Thomas ended in 2004, and her divorce following her infamous 2011, 72-day marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries was finalised last June.

What do you think of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s engagement?

October 22, 2013