Engagement season has arrived! And for all of us who work at BRIDES, this is the most wonderful time of the year. From epic proposals to the prettiest engagement rings, we can never, ever, ever get enough of hearing love stories. Hence each week, we'll be rounding up our favorite proposals from real couples who just got engaged. Want to share with us your photo from your own proposal? Be sure to tag @brides and #BridesProposals on Instagram for your chance to be featured. Now, onto the photos!
"That morning Grant was supposed to pick me up for breakfast, but his sister kidnapped me instead. She took me to places that were significant to our relationship, where we met, where we had our first kiss, where we confessed our love. At each stop she gave me a love letter Grant had written in advance, along with pictures of us over the last 3 years. Our final stop took us to the cliffs in Carlsbad, where he was standing on a cliff surrounded by red roses, overlooking the ocean. He got down on one knee with a ring, told me how he loved me and how he couldn't wait to continue traveling the world together. He had a photographer hiding in the cliffs as well so we have memories forever!" — Cheyenne Martinez
"We met the first week of college in 2010 and have been together for the last 6 years! We had not been back to our school since we graduated and he had the alumni office create and send me a fake invitation to an event. I RSVP’d yes and we went up for the weekend. When we arrived, I turned the corner and saw the champagne and flowers set up and immediately knew!" — Mackenzie Coombs
"Wen and I met 8 years ago when we were both freshly out of college and worked at a little café. I’d just arrived in New York and wasn’t looking for anything serious, but we quickly became best friends and started dating. She loves hiking so I did some research to find a trail with great views and planned a fall trip to upstate New York with some friends. We hiked up Mount Beacon and at the summit posed for a photo. I then said, “Let’s try one in this pose”, dropped down to one knee and popped the question! I surprised her a little too much to be honest, there were a couple minutes of her saying “what are you doing” and “this is too fast”, but then she said yes and our friends popped open the champagne :-) Started at the café, now we’re here!" — Benjamin Smit
"We were vacationing in beautiful St. Barths, and he had planned a sunset cruise. We sipped champagne aboard a stunning yacht, and watched the sun slowly sink into the horizon. Once we anchored down, he led me to the bow and placed a white envelope in my hands. Inside was the sweetest hand written love letter. By the time I had finished reading, he was already down on one knee. When I could finally speak again, I (of course) said yes." — Suzanna Villarreal
"Emily proposed to me in Baltimore, MD on 10/23/16 right on the water. I was completely shocked! She had her best friend who is a photographer hide out to take photos of the moment. We've been dating for 3 1/2 years and plan on getting married in October of 2018." — Erika K.
"Nick and I were on our yearly trip in The Virgin Islands celebrating his birthday completely escaping life and enjoying the good weather. Nick mentioned to me he wanted to go sailing for the first time on his birthday and found a great charter online. Sounds great I said! So the next day we headed to the dock where we were to meet the captain and board the boat. Shortly, this very small bright yellow blow up boat pulls up and all I can think of is great what did he book. This is way too small! Come to find out it was the dingy boat taking us to our 47' private charter sail boat anchored across the way. Absolutely beautiful! Having the sail boat completely to ourselves was no hint because I simply thought it was his birthday excursion. We were having the best day! Hopping from island to island with great food, good music, perfect weather...just really enjoying every moment. As we were sailing back the sun was setting and we were sitting at the bow of the boat taking pictures when he stood up, kneeled on one knee and with the most sweetest, nervous voice he asked me to marry him! Shocked, surprised, confused and excited I said YES!! Not only were we in the middle of the sea with a backdrop to die for he proposed to me on his day, his birthday, which is now our day!" — Jessica Alleen