We can't stop double-tapping our Instagram feed lately! There are sooooo many beautiful marriage-proposal photos, we just had to find out the stories of how they all happened. And since these stories are always too cute to keep to ourselves, here's our roundup of our favorite proposal photos and stories from real 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, on to the proposals!
"I had told her that we were going on a trip but didn't say where. When we got on the plane, I gave her a book I had typed up on my typewriter of our 100 favorite memories. She read through the book and realized it had only 96 memories. I told her that I'd give her the last four cards over the weekend. We went on a picnic to the Dallas arboretum and botanical gardens, and I secretly met with my photographer, who followed us until we found a spot to picnic.... Once we found a spot, I kneeled down to reach into the picnic basket and I pulled out card #100. It said, 'Asking the love of my life to spend the rest of my life letting me love her.' While she read it, I stayed on my knee and pulled the ring out of the basket. She was caught off guard and then saw the ring and burst into tears. I asked her to be my wife and she said yes. Meanwhile, the photographer was capturing all of it. He took lots of pics while we had our picnic and took engagement pics after." —Leo Christopher
"So Tyler and I were waiting in line to get a picture in front of Cinderella's castle, and a family in front of us was taking forever, getting many different types of shots. Then, all of a sudden, one of the couples, her boyfriend kneels down and proposes in front of our eyes. I remember thinking, 'How cute,' and then they were done and it was our turn to get some photos. Tyler told the photographer to take some on my phone first before using the big camera. The photographer got a couple pictures of us, then picked up the big professional camera, and I look over and Tyler is kneeling down. I couldn't believe it! Someone literally proposed seconds before. I couldn't hear what he was saying as he proposed because everyone around us was cheering and clapping really loud, but that didn't matter as much because I knew the answer would already be yes! We've been dating 10 months, and I can't wait to spend eternity with him by my side." —Bethany Roberts
"After two years of making beautiful memories, this one is by far the most special! This Valentine's Day, we celebrated love in the city of love, Paris! As we snapped our last pictures, he got down on one knee! Ah! My heart pounded, then everything became still! All that broke that stillness was when he asked, 'Will you marry me?' YES, FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, YES!!!" —April Vanessa
"Matt surprised me with a trip to NYC from Canada for our seven-year anniversary. My parents knew his plans and arranged for a photographer to be in Central Park to capture him proposing. Just when I thought the trip was the surprise, he was down on one knee, asking me to spend forever with him! I was so surprised and of course said yes!" —@gubbs23
"Mark and I have been together since high school, and we met when we were 15. Ten years going on 11 together! I booked this photo shoot with photographer Sara Monika to have some new photos to hang in our new house. Little did I know, Mark had spoken to Sara to plan the proposal. After our photo shoot, Mark had another surprise. He took me to our fave restaurant, where both our families were there to surprise me and celebrate!" —@laurengemdelfin