Proposal season is upon us! Grand gestures, tiny boxes, and ultimate professions of love abound. Let’s be real—there is no wrong time to propose; pretty one wouldn’t complain if their S.O. gets down on one knee during the heat of summer or the rains of spring, but there’s something about the holidays—or cuffing season—that inspires significant others to give the gift of a lifetime.
Naturally, we were inspired to unearth some of the best proposal photos out there. We’ve got the epic—on the cliffs in Big Sur, 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—in a field surrounded by flowers shaped like a heart, the classic—in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background, and the adventurous—post-sky diving session, anyone?
Some are sweet and simple, while others are grand and elaborate—either way, it’s easy to tell the proposer went above and beyond and that the love is there.
And not only did they put undeniable thought, love, and creativity into these romantic schemes, but had the foresight to hire a photographer to capture it all? A surprise proposal takes on 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.
We don’t blame you if you “unintentionally” leave this 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.