Spoiler alert! These marriage proposal photos and stories from Instagram are so sweet they will make you tear up. Since you know we can never keep things that are soooooo cute to ourselves, we're sharing them with all of you! So here's our round-up of our favorite proposal photos and stories from couples who recently got engaged. 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!
"We met at a church activity through mutual friends three years ago. Since then, he went to serve the people of Samoa for two years and came back just last year. This last Christmas, he took me to the beach for us to exchange gifts. As we walked to find a spot, he took me to where he had set up mason jars with candles inside in a shape of a heart. While inside the heart, there were photos of us and in the middle were light up letters that said 'Marry Me.' It was a dream come true." — Elise Pulido
"After dating for three years, he proposed to me on Christmas Eve. After our Christmas dinner, he asked me to walk outside, cover my eyes, and wait for a surprise. I finally opened my eyes and I saw my entire family standing in front of me except for him. I turned around and I saw him on one knee with a beautiful handmade sign he built and the most gorgeous ring I have ever seen. He popped the question and I said 'yes.' It was the best Christmas gift ever!" — @thefitgirltalk
"We’ve been together eight amazing years but we fell in love long before that as sophomores in high school. We visited a secret spot on the North Shore in Hawaii. We came to a sandy area on a ledge of rocks surrounded by a picturesque beach. He told me how in love he was and before I knew it he was down on one knee asking "Will you marry me?" Without hesitation, I answered 'YES!'" — Caitlin Collins
"I was bugging him to get pictures done (LOL). So we were finally doing that where we had our first date, Gervasi Vineyard. He said he had a pose in mind, so I looked at our photographer and when I looked back, he was getting down on one knee using my full name and asking me to marry him. Complete surprise." — Angie Grace
"My fiancé is a pilot so he took me and my daughter flying. We were in our families' town, Rome, GA, at the airport, and once we landed we got out of the plane and both of our families rushed outside. I was very overwhelmed (I cried) and surprised — especially since we'd been dating for five and a half years! He was nervous and he said 'Five and a half hours ago you stole my heart.' He proposed with a little airplane with my ring on the propellor." — Brandy M.
"On our way to dinner, Johnathon asked if I wanted to walk by the WWII museum to check out their new additions. We had our first date there and visit pretty often, so it wasn't out of the ordinary. When we got to the museum, he tells me he wanted this moment to be full circle, drops to his knee and asks me to marry him. After a huge 'YES,' he tells me to turn around. My best friend drove in from Houston and filmed the whole proposal. We headed to dinner where our parents were waiting to celebrate!"