Annnnnd, it’s beginning to look a lot like… engagement season! You know what that means? Lots of epic proposal stories and photos to come! And in the holiday spirit of giving, it's our feel-good gift to you. So here's our round-up of our favorite proposal photos (and the ahhh-mazing stories behind them, of course!) from Instagram from real couples who recently got engaged. Want to share your photo from your own proposal with us? Be sure to tag @brides and #BridesProposals on Instagram for your chance to be featured. Now, onto the proposal photos!
"After five years of dating I knew a proposal was coming soon from my now fiancé... But I had no idea it was coming so soon. While on a trip to Toronto my fiancé pulled out all the stops to arrange the perfect proposal. He not only took me to an incredible dinner in the historic Distillery District but also arranged for a photographer to capture his proposal!" — Alexandra Lillian
"Matt and I have been dating two years and we were on our anniversary getaway to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC when he proposed. He suggested we walk up the hill which overlooks the house to take a few photos and see the view. As we were standing there, he suddenly said he needed to tie his shoe. Confused as to why he would tell me this, I looked over to find him on one knee, with the ring, asking me to marry him. I couldn't help but laugh because it was just like him to think of something funny to say in any moment! Shortly after, I learned that he had hired a photographer who was able to secretly capture the whole morning so we could share this special moment with everyone! It was the perfect proposal!" — Cassidy Leigh
"Trenton and I have been in each other's lives for 6 years. We found our way back to each other in June of this year, and both knew this was going to be a forever thing. On Thanksgiving morning, I was sent on a day-long scavenger hunt. The last clue led me to Trent who was waiting for me on the beach along with our families. He was standing within a heart of rose petals and next to it, more rose petals that spelled out “Marry Me?” I honestly don't remember what he said other than "Sugarfoot (my nickname) you're my heart beat and it's time." It was the best vacation/Thanksgiving ever! I honestly can’t wait to do life with him!" — J Shann
"Ryan and I have been high school sweethearts for 10 years! We were taking our Christmas card photos at my family’s annual holiday brunch, my favorite tradition. During our couple photo shoot, he said, “Let’s take one more at the top of the stairs.” When we got to the top, I turned around to see “Marry Me?” written out in big sparkly red letters on the lawn, and him down on one knee." — Taylor Adamczyk
"After coincidentally taking an accounting class together, we became study buddies. Following class, I would take her to the rooftop, so I could ask how her day was going. It became our tradition. It took me 4 years to come back to that rooftop with her. This time, I had a different question in mind. I told her to look down. Candlelights on the ground read: "Marry Me?". She turned around and said "Si." — Alejandro Vera
"Tyler and I have been dating for almost 5 years. The engagement was a long time coming and it was perfect! We hiked White Rock in Ewing, VA. When we got to the top, the view was spectacular. He put his arm around me, and I could feel him shaking as he told me these last 4.5 years have been the best of his life and he loves me so much. He got down on one knee and proposed. After I said yes, our friends came out from hiding and popped open a bottle of champagne. They captured the whole thing for us." — Abby Burger