Every Monday morning, a short romantic story will be posted to warm your heart and inspire your own creativity for that unforgettable, special moment of your own. Whether it's a marriage proposal, a milestone anniversary, or "just because I love you," these little gems will fuel your own fire all over again. When any of our customers make a Bridal purchase from our Ever & Ever Collection, with your permission, we will submit your special story as well!
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
My Big Fat Tuesday Proposal
"During Mardi Gras this past year, my fiancé jumped off of the float he was riding on (he had asked for permission) and came over to the barricade where he knew I would be standing with all of our friends and relatives. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Then our friends and family members threw rose petals on us, which he had planned. It was amazing — definitely a proposal for the record books." —Corinne Bogar
On Top of the World
I got engaged on Santa Monica Pier at the top of the Ferris Wheel. My fiancé and I were there celebrating our seven-year anniversary. I saw four friends holding signs that read 'Will you marry me?' I started crying and I couldn't stop hugging my fiancé." — Ericka J. Otero
Proposal on the Beach
"He proposed on the balcony of our hotel overlooking the ocean at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and my ring was hidden in this shell! The beach has always been my favorite place." —Kristin Gunnell Price
Kindling our Love
"I bought her a Kindle for our third anniversary, and wrote a little story about us. Something cute, about ‘this guy met a girl, and they talked about this and that’ (with specifics about our relationship, of course). One of our early conversations was about Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and the phrase “Do you know where your towel is?” The last line of the story that I wrote was “And, one very important question: Do you know where your towel...rather, your engagement ring is?” When she looked up at me, I brought out the box with the ring, knelt down, and asked the question. We got married two months ago." - Anonymous
Happiest Mother's Day of All!
"My fiancé proposed on my first Mother's Day with the help of our four-month old son, who was wearing a custom onesie that said, 'Mommy, will you marry my Daddy?' I couldn't have asked for a more special moment." —Kelly Bickford
"In Your Eyes ... I am Complete."
My favorite movie is "Say Anything", so my fiancé showed up to my house wearing a trench coat and he held up a stereo that played Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' outside of my bedroom window. I ran outside to see what was going on and he asked me to marry him." —Nicole Fernandez
The Happiest Proposal on Earth
"My fiancé set up a proposal scavenger hunt in Disneyland since I've always been a huge Disneyland fan. Each clue (there were six) brought us to a different ride in the park, and a staff member at the end of each ride handed me the next clue. The last one took me to Rapunzel's room. Rapunzel told me to close my eyes and make a wish, and when I opened them, he was down on one knee." —Sarah McIntosh
Big Apple of My Eye
In 1996, I received mail for one year telling me about a “Precious Moments” conference in NYC and my husband signed us up to attend. For one year my husband planned every detail of this to make me “think” I was going to NY for a conference. The time came for our 10 year anniversary so we rented a car and headed toward NYC only to make a small “detour” at the Pocons Resorts!!! We stayed for 4 nights and during that time he gave me 10 gifts (one for each year we were married). The most memorable gift was a quilt that my mother embroidered with the past 10 years of our life (our children's hands/feet, our first home, the place we were married, etc.) To end this very nice surprise, my hubby had our pastor tape a renewal of vows video so we renewed our vows right there in our room and, of course, he topped that off with an anniversary ring with 10 perfect diamonds that I still to this day wear to remember that very, very special time.
He "Popped" the Question!
"My fiancé proposed to me in front of both of our families. I always told him I wanted to be proposed to with a ring pop so his mom, aunt, and sister all put ring pops on my hand and asked me to marry them (I had no idea what was going on). Then he asked, 'What about me?' He put a ring pop on my finger, then said, 'Wait, I have something better.' He pulled out a real ring box this time and started playing 'Marry Me' by Bruno Mars. I was completely speechless and was crying my eyes out, but I did say yes and we were married on May 25, 2014!" —Christine Ann
"My fiancé and I have been dating a
little over 3 years, he took me to one of our regular date spots for dinner and
as dessert came out so did a little plate with 5 valentines conversation hearts
which read "I love you, real love, marry me, say yes, soul mates" I
still didn't get it. I thought the restaurant was just being sweet and romantic
as it was a week before Valentine's Day... My fiancée asked me if I read them.
I started to read them out loud to him and from the corner of my eye I saw him
get down on one knee I looked over- he was crying and asked, "Will you
marry me?" I responded, "Are you serious???" With tons of
excitement and then we stood up kissed and the whole restaurant started
clapping and cheering! As we sat back down, all of a sudden my little sister
and her fiancée walked in she surprised me and flew in from across the country!
My fiancée knew that she's the first person I’d want to see right after that! I
wanted to call my parents immediately but they were overseas on vacation and I
couldn't get through! I tried my entire family and no one picked up! Then he
suggested we get a get a celebratory drink somewhere and I said we had to go to
the spot we first met at 3 1/2 years ago! We got in an Uber and the four of us
headed there! When we walked in my fiancée pulled me upstairs to this private
area and there were 45 of our closest friends and our families who had flown in
from various places and once everyone parted off to the side I saw my parents
who had flown back 26.5 hours and surprised us there."
Up, Up and Away to a Beautiful Life!
My fiance surprised me with a sunrise hot air
balloon ride and
as we were taking off, I was told to look down. Below me, I saw a banner that
said, 'Will you marry me?' I looked back at him and he was down on one knee
with the ring!" —Alexa Davis
"Brand" New Life Together
"At our cattle
branding this year, my fiancé Jared tagged a little calf with a tag that said
'Will you marry me 18/05' so when I bent down to put a metal tag in his ear, he
took the ring out of his vest pocket and I instantly bent over crying, as this
was a total shock to me. I said yes as I hugged Jared." —Chantal
This One's a Catch!
My fiancé put the ring on a fishing pole, we went
fishing and I reeled it in and he proposed!" —Jennifer Lynn
Love, Military Style
How We Met: Josh and I met in high school. We started dating my junior year of high school and his senior year of high school. After graduation, Josh enlisted in the United States Army and I stayed behind to go to college. Josh is now serving his third year in the military, and I am finishing up my junior year at Texas A&M University (A-A-A-WHOOP!).
How He Asked: Josh is stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington and the last time I saw Josh was during his leave at Christmas time. On Friday, March 27th, which happened to be my 21st birthday, my mom and two of my best friends managed to lead me to the Century Tree on the Texas A&M University campus. The tradition with the Century Tree is that if a proposal takes place under this tree, the marriage is supposed to last forever. I walked under a Saber Arch formed by members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets to meet my prince. The proposal was more than I could have ever dreamed of and I was so happy to have both of our families watching in the distance. - Katherine and Josh
Toad-ally Sweet Proposal
He had a funny habit of
catching frogs near his apartment. There was a terrarium at my house, so we
would put a few in there for my kids (from my first marriage) to watch. He
worked crazy hours, so sometimes on his way out the door, he would text me and say
there was something at his house for me to pick up. And I’d drive over to
retrieve another poor captive froggie. (Don’t worry folks, he bought them live
food from the pet store and they were always released back into the wild in a
couple of days.) So one day he sends me a text. He had just finished working 20
hours after working 16 the previous day. But he had something for me to pick
up, so he would stay awake for another hour so we could see each other for a
few minutes before he fell asleep. I drove to his apartment and let myself in.
I didn’t see any amphibians in the kitchen, so I went to his bedroom to see if
he had the critter in there and to steal a goodnight kiss. I walked in and he
was in bed already. He popped a ring box out from under his pillow and opened
it. But before he had said a word, and before I could say anything, he had
fallen asleep! The poor guy... I gave him a big kiss, and woke him up just
enough to tell him “yes” and then did the nicest thing I could do for him. I
got the hell out of there and let him sleep! Been married four years now, the
frogs have been replaced with two dogs, a cat, some fish and five kids.
Love Knows No Borders
"She's American. He's Irish. They met in Italy and
started out as friends. Friends who liked each other A LOT. But after months of
just friends, she thought she read the signals wrong, until one night at the
bar he slipped her a napkin. 'I really like you,' he had written.
Fast-forward four years and many international adventures later, and they are
sitting at a bar in Berlin reminiscing. He pulls a napkin out of his pocket.
She takes it, confused. 'Years ago I told you I liked you just like this. Now
I'm asking: Will you marry me?' it read."
A Proposal with Class
"We sourced the diamond and our moms gave us gold to trade (for rose gold)... He is a high school teacher and I also teach high school art. So he popped the question in the principal's office after me thinking I was in trouble!! After being really embarrassed, he swept me away in a car with champagne."
Roof Proposal Gone Viral
Prior to a flood in Colorado, where I live, we had a severe hail storm, which damaged our roof. My clever fiancé contacted the roofing company two weeks prior to replacing it and he asked if he could paint his proposal on our roof. The foreman granted him permission and chuckled, saying he'd let his crew know the message wasn't intended for them. A week later, my cousin shared a photo with me from Facebook that a passerby had taken — our proposal had gone viral." —Kristi Whitcomb
"My fiancé proposed on the Fourth of July. My mother
asked us to go to the backyard to get some chairs and he
took me by the shed where we could see all of the fireworks. He kissed me, then he took the ring
box out of his pocket and asked me to be his wife. He was shaking a little. The
proposal was a little silly but perfect, just like him." —Bri Wallace
"Happy Place" Proposal
"My proposal was perfect because the beach
has always been my happy place. I am a nurse and I work in a stressful
environment so we frequent there any chance we get. Aaron,
my fiancé, knew that, and he wanted to take me to 'my happy place' to ask
me to be his wife! My dad and I have
collected shells together since I was a little girl and that added to the
significance of the moment. It was the perfect proposal!"
—Kristin Gunnell Price
"Forever Flashmob" Proposal
This week, we are trying something different. We are breaking off from the norm of posting stories and instead, posting a video of one of the most awesome proposals ever. Whether you stage a huge flash mob, or just a few of your friends, I am certain she will absolutely love and cherish this day! Enjoy and get some ideas for the love of your life. If you have a video of your proposal, please submit it to us at [email protected]!
Beauty from Ashes Proposal
I lost my dad to stage four kidney cancer on August 27th, 2014. To say I
was broken, lost, and devastated, would be an understatement. I grew up a
daddy’s girl, and losing him felt like I lost myself. Fast forward a couple
years later, and here’s when my story changed.
I had pretty much written off the idea of ever getting married after my dad died since he couldn’t walk me down the aisle. The thought of it always hurt too much, but that all changed when Brian came along. I truly believe that God and my dad had been working their magic when they brought him into my life. We’d met not long after my dad passed away, but didn’t officially have our first date until two years to the day of his passing, August 27th, 2016. We visited the cemetery on a very non-traditional first date, and I explained everything about our special bond and got to tell him just how amazing of a father my dad was. I never believed when people said, “When you know, you know”, but after this first date of ours, I knew that this was my future husband.
Fast forward to May 6th, 2017. Brian asked if we could go to the cemetery – something I never say no to. My mom was planning on being there too, but I didn’t think anything of it because she visits my dad daily. We spent some time reminiscing about my dad together, and then so unexpectedly, Brian dropped down on one knee.
He said, “I wanted the two most important people in your life to be a part of this, so I brought you here, where we came on our first date. I knew on that date that you would be my wife, so, Monika, will you marry me?!”
I went into complete shock and after many tears, I said yes!
(This was the moment after he asked that I looked up and thanked God and my dad for bringing this amazing man to me.)
Our proposal story isn’t traditional by any means, but in my eyes, it’s exactly what love is! He knew how important it was for my parents to be involved and he made that happen even if it wasn’t in a traditional way. I can say I’ve never met a person that got engaged in a cemetery!
On June 2nd, 2018, I will marry this amazing man, and I know my dad will be with us every step of the way that day.
"My fiancé proposed on December 27th. After a long day
of work, I came home and saw rose petals strewn on the floor. He had also arranged the Christmas lights on our
wall to say 'Will you marry me?' and he was all dressed up
in a dress shirt and tie! He came up with the idea on his own." —Patricia
She Didn't See It Coming.
On this wild, wet ride, she never saw what was yet to come until she saw their picture at the end of the ride. The Happiest Place on Earth was now that much happier!
Love Conquers All
"Making" It "Up"
"Three months into our relationship, we had an argument and I cried in front of him for the first time. He said he didn't want me to cry, he wanted to f*&#@$g marry me. I said 'yup.'"
"Staging" the Romance
"For our First Date on February 10, 2012, Michael took me to the Knicks/Laker game at MSG. It was an incredible game during the Linsanity craze, and by far the best first date ever! We both left that night with an unforgettable feeling in our hearts and 'butterflies' in our stomachs. Needless to say, we have been inseparable ever since. Exactly one year later on February 10, 2013, I thought it would be sweet to take Michael to the Knicks game to celebrate our amazing year together. Michael had much larger plans for our special day. Before we went into MSG, Michael asked me to re-enact how and where we met up before our first date; thinking this was very silly, I obliged. Only this time when I walked up to where he was waiting for me, he dropped down to his knee and asked me to marry him."