The most exciting proposal I’ve seen live was a flash mob at Balboa Park in San Diego. Dozens of people were involved in a well-choreographed dance and the weather was perfect. Naysayers may judge these types of proposals as unnecessary and over-the-top, but I felt as though it matched the energetic couple well.
More recently, I happened to be walking through a local dog park when I saw a young man get down on one knee, causing his leading lady’s jaw to drop. She nodded slowly, and brought him close for a tight embrace. I never learned what the story was behind this particular location, but no matter the reason, I found this intimate moment to be just as heartwarming as the first.
Below you’ll find (a handful of) the best marriage proposals out there. Some required extreme planning – one took an entire year – while others work magic in their simplicity. It is a beautiful thing, I think, to see diversity in the ways people choose to express their love.
#1. Surprise Photobook Proposal
#2. Renaissance Festival Proposal
#3. First Home Together Proposal #1
#4. Teepee Proposal
#5. One man asked random New Yorkers to hand his girlfriend white roses. Toward the end of the trail, her close friends got involved. And at the very end…
The 25 Best Marriage Proposals Of All Time… The Photos Of #11 Made Me Cry.
#6. Wakeboarding Proposal
#7. Sand Art Proposal
#8. Custom Monopoly Board Proposal
#9. 365 Day Proposal
#10. This couple rented out a beautiful hotel room and had a joint marriage proposal!
#11. Jurassic Park Proposal
#12. One boyfriend proposed with an empty box…
#13. One man surprised his 26-year-old girlfriend, a breast cancer patient, by proposing to her pre-surgery.