It’s our favorite time of year—‘tis the season of proposals! As the holidays roll around, so too do grand gestures, miniature boxes cloaking dazzling rocks, and ultimate professions of love. Let’s be real—there is no wrong time to propose; pretty sure a gal (or guy) won’t complain if her S.O. gets down on one knee during the heat of summer or the rains of spring, but there’s something about the endless fall and winter holidays that inspire significant others to give the gift of a lifetime.
So it’s only natural that we would be inspired to unearth some of the most adorable proposal photos out there. We’ve got the epic—among the clouds on a snowy mountaintop in Oregon, the creative—a rock climbing gym alive with fairy lights and rose petals, the romantic—on a gondola in Venice of all places, the sweet—the down-to-earth charm of grandpa’s pasture, the classic—at the beach with a backdrop of crashing waves, and the adventurous—post-sky diving session, anyone?
And can we just give a serious shout out to all the proposers for not just putting undeniable thought, love, and creativity into these romantic schemes, but for having the foresight to hire a photographer to capture it all? It gives a surprise proposal a whole new meaning, not only shocking with some dazzling bling and the promise of a lifetime but with the priceless touch of memorializing the moment on film. And without this sneaky photog collab, we wouldn’t have all these photos to ooh and aah over—and for you to “unintentionally” leave open on a browser to hint at a few ideas for your significant other (we know you did something similar when you saw these stunning engagement rings)!
Behold, some serious #proposalgoals that will hit you straight in the heart—and proof that love isn’t dead.