The new year is here! And with its arrival, comes LOTS of newly engaged couples. Yasssss! We're so excited because, let's be honest....there's nothing better than a marriage proposal story, amirite? We know you can't get enough of them either! So here's our weekly round-up from Instagram of our favorite proposal photos and stories from real, recently engaged couples. Want to share your photo from your own marriage proposal with us? Be sure to tag @brides and #BridesProposals on Instagram for your chance to be featured. Now, onto the proposals!
"Will and I met about 5 years ago and instantly developed a bond over a love for live music. The night of our engagement, Will had set up dinner at a favorite restaurant with friends. After dinner, he announced he had made plans. We arrived at the Granada Theater, the location of our first concert, and our friends asked if we wanted a picture. He then reached for the ring and got down on one knee!" — Meagan Schantz
"Gehrig is my college sweetheart and we have been dating 4 years. During a surprise trip to Seattle, we went walking on Mukilteo beach. He tricked me into looking away by saying, hey there's a sea lion! So I turned and looked for it, but I couldn't find it. When I turned back around he was down on one knee! Then he asked, "Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?" — Melanie Harris
"5..4..3..2..1, I popped confetti and leaned in for a NYE kiss from my boyfriend of 4 years. When I went to wrap my hands around him I was surprised when in return all I got was air. I looked down and there he was, on one knee. “Will you marry me?” he said. My friends cheered and I started crying. After moments of shock I nodded and was able to say "yes, yes" and then we had our kiss! The NYE kiss came a few minutes after 12 a.m. this year, and was well worth the wait." — Megan Conley
"My fiancé and I have been together for two years, and on December 9, he asked me to make him the happiest man in the world, forever! He got down on one knee on Church Street in Burlington, VT. He had planned the whole night; a friend got photos of the whole thing, passerby cheered, and our family surprised me at our first date restaurant afterwards to celebrate!" — Samantha
"Nick and I had been dating for three years. I am a Pediatrician and was about to move to another city for a two-year fellowship. The weekend before I left, he organized a picnic with our friends. We were posing for photos when he told me to close my eyes. When I opened them, he was down on one knee with the ring! We celebrated by popping the champagne he had hidden in his backpack!" — Robyn Louise