22 of the Best Marriage Proposals
Thinking of the perfect marriage proposal to sweep a girl off her feet might seem like one
of the most daunting tasks that a man will ever have to face. This needn't be the case, as
these 22 guys will show you. Sometimes, it's no more difficult than knowing where her
interests and hobbies lie.
For the Young at Heart
This girl was clearly a
Disney fan, as her
boyfriend proved by
going to the length of
the living room scene
from popular Disney hit
“Up”, complete with
and vintage furnishings.
The only thing better
than a stunning, hand-
crafted engagement ring
in a presentation box is
one encased in milk
chocolate. After all, what
girl doesn't love
chocolate? This man
went one step further,
including a personalized proposal message in
place of the traditional
Chris and Courtney spent
their fourth anniversary
in Disneyland, and to
make it even more
magical, they dressed as Cinderella and Prince
Charming.Dressed like a Disney
princess in Disneyland,
thought that she couldn't
feel any more like a
princess.That is, until her groom's
brother in law arrived
and presented her with a
glass slipper, also
bearing the ring. Chris
popped the question as
both of their families
appeared to show their
For the Athlete
Katelyn was likely expecting nothing
more than to be tired and aching after
a 5K color run. What she got was a
very public proposal and future
husband-to-be. What we really love about this proposal
is that the bride said herself that she'd
never had an idea of how she wanted
her proposal to be, which just shows
that even the most unexpected of ideas
can be the most perfect.
For the Animal Lover
As part of a cruise ship holiday,
Jessica had the chance to swim
with dolphins, who were trained to
bring their visitors a rock for good
Little did Jessica know that the kind
of rock she'd be brought was a very
expensive one that you wear on
We'd say that her groom had all of
the luck he needed that day.
Some grooms get
permission from their
bride's father, before
popping the question.
This groom went one
better and got the
permission of her
bride's sick dog, with
whom she had grown
dog passed away
but he created a memory of the two together that would last forever, and most
importantly, she said yes.
For the Music Enthusiast
A great deal of
planning went into
this proposal, when
dropped onto one
knee in front of a
crowd of 7,000
He proposed at a
gig for her favorite
band, rallied all of
the most important
people in her life to
witness and take
pictures of the
special event, and proposed in front of an enormous crowd, on-stage. Though this
kind of proposal is not for the faint-hearted, you can be sure she'll remember
something like this forever. Just make sure she's not scared of crowds!
For the History Buff
Some of the greatest love
stories come from epic
literature, something that
this groom clearly
Rehearsing in secret with
his bride's family, he
donned vintage clothing
to create a real Mr Darcy
and meticulously acted
out a 30 minute
scenes taken straight from the novel.
For the Artistic
Fate and a new city job in Chicago brought these two together, and the groom
sealed the deal with his thoughtful proposal at the Lincoln City Zoo during a lights
show. If you have a special talent, why not turn it into an incredible proposal like
Rodney did when he hand-crafted a flip book containing his marriage proposal.
Here's another example of putting artistic flair to good use in creating a stunning
proposal. This is proof that you don't need a grand setting to ensure a memorable
day. With the backdrop of a picturesque harbor in Southern England, this groom
declared his love for his bride in the sand.
For the Adventurous
Sometimes, you can only plan for so
much and the rest just comes together
when you're in the moment. Jarryd was
on an expedition with his bride-to-be,
exploring Vietnam, when he came across
this stunning, sun-drenched spot in the
middle of the world's largest cave.
When asked by the girl how he wanted
to pose for the photo, Jarryd dropped to
one knee and presented her with a
stunning engagement ring.
For the Family Oriented
We love this creative proposal, especially given that the bride was so close to it
without a clue what was happening! Intended to be a Christmas family photo with
her nearest and dearest, she had no idea that they'd shuffle the message up at the
last minute, creating that all important question. When she checked the photo on
the camera, her groom was waiting behind her on one knee.
For the Brave
hoping for a
proposal, but was beginning to give up hope when she neared the end of her multi-
stop holiday, visiting different cities with her future groom. Her patient wait paid off
when he dropped to one knee at the end of a rocky outcrop in Norway, some 2,000
foot above ground.
This was definitely
one brave proposal,
as he risked choppy
seas to propose on
the rocks at the
beach. She said
yes, and the
proposal was going
exactly as he had
hoped, until a
knocked them both
over! If you try
something like this
groom did, just
made sure that you don't lose your ring in the ocean!
For the Thrill-Seeker
This groom thought of a
foolproof way of immortalizing his proposal in a photo for
years to come. It involved
meticulous planning, a little
help from some friends, and
The bride was non-the-wiser
until, with the signs carefully
concealed until the photo
flashed up on a screen at the
end of the ride.
She said yes, and of course the
purchased the picture.
This proposal took place out on
the open water, on the bow of a
boat. The area meant a great
deal to the bride, as it was the
site where a loved ones ashes
had been scattered in the past.
When he asked her onto the bow
of the boat, she thought he just
wanted to recreate some Titanic
pictures, but ended up with a
love story of her own.
Seth roped in his brother, a special
effects artist, to build a proposal centered
around an action movie, with the ending
being him dropping onto one knee.
She had suspected that a proposal
might be coming, as they were due to
jet off together on holiday. However, we
bet she wasn't expecting to star in a
Still, she got to be the star of the show
and got to marry her perfect guy.
For the Romantic
Kasia always told her groom that
she wished they took more photos
together. She got her wish when
accompanying Nick to China on
one of his work trips.
The pair took many photos
together. What Kasia didn't know
is that in the background of over
50 photos, Nick was holding up a
sign that said 'Marry Me'!
It wasn't until they returned home
and were stood at the end of a
pier overlooking the city, that Nick
presented his bride with a special
book, filled with the proposal
pictures, and popped the
This groom proved that an at-
home proposal doesn't have to
be any less romantic than any
He filled the room with photos
of them both as a couple,
trinkets they had collected
during their time together, and
gifts that they had exchanged.
After having the family set up
the scene whilst they spent the
day on a date together, the two returned to find everything laid out. Of course, she
was overjoyed and said Yes.
These two started their engagement on top of the world. The groom popped the
question in a hot air balloon, with the couple's song playing in the background. Her
only request had been that the proposal be a surprise.
What's more, as the couple had already been talking about marriage, the bride had
pre-emotively ordered her dream wedding shoes in advance. Imagine her surprise
when the shoes were turned into the proposal!
For the Talented
If you have a specific talent, why not work it into the proposal? That's what Adam
did when he used his programming and design experience to create an animated
proposal, charting their journey together from the day that they met, and
presenting it to her in a beautiful spot in their city.
Sam and Leanne had known each other since they were around eleven years old,
so it was only fitting for the proposal to be the ultimate end to a hand-crafted
board game, which chartered their lives and relationship since meeting.
A talented writer and photographer, Sam built the board game himself, which saw
him pop the question at the very end, once the couple had played through