24th December 2018
5 festive proposals that will move you to tears
These lucky ladies, featured on The Knot’s sister site, How They Asked, were in for a real treat
1. The proposal where she got a puppy AND a ring
Karlie and Alec are both dog-obsessed (really obsessed). The day of the proposal, Karlie and Alec headed over to his mum’s house to “let out the dog” – something they had done before, so obviously Karlie didn’t think any of it. Karlie walked over to the beautiful tree and noticed a pet carrier. Alec told her to open it, and inside she found the most adorable baby blue brindle French bulldog! Freaking out at the fact that the dog was theirs, she didn’t notice the tag which read “Will you marry me?”, and that’s when she saw Alec down on one knee!
2. The one where he turned a barn into a magical wonderland
Photo: Danielle Marie Photography via howheasked.com
The morning after Christmas, Josh took Sabrina out to breakfast, and then headed to her parents’ house. After a while chatting on the sofa, Josh asked Sabrina to follow him. Blindfolded! Thinking it was a belated Christmas present, Sabrina had no clue what was going on. He swept her away to the barn, untied the blindfold, and asked her to open the door. The moment she did, she saw fairy lights draped around the barn and on the floor. He walked her down the lit aisle and got down on one knee, asking her to spend the rest of their lives together.
3. The proposal where her whole family was in on the surprise
Photo: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography via howheasked.com
Visiting the Christmas town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg was a tradition for Jaelyn and Jonathan. The two were walking around, waiting to meet some family members. Her mum called (and totally lied) saying that they had a flat tyre and they’ll just meet at the ice-cream spot near the ice rink. The couple started to walk towards the rink, when all of a sudden, Jaelyn saw thirty of their closest family and friends holding up lit signs saying “Will you marry me?”. Her sister handed Jonathan a snow globe with a beautiful ring in it, and got down on one knee to say those four words every girl dreams of hearing!
4. “Someone else’s proposal” with a walk down a magical memory lane
Photo: Kai Fuglem via howheasked.com
Phuong and Tu were heading to Tu’s parents’ house for new year celebrations, and wanted to go up Grouse Mountain for some quiet time. Up on the cold mountain, Phuong wanted to go skating or get some hot chocolate, but Tu suggested to visit the Light Tunnel (a trail with Christmas lights). Phuong could have sworn that she saw their friend Kai snapping their pictures, but Tu convinced her it wasn’t him. Sitting in the middle of the pathway, there was a beautiful vintage table with photos spilling down onto the snow. Above it, in gorgeous gold lettering, was written “Marry Me?” Thinking it was a pretty sight, Phuong commented that someone might be getting engaged, little did she know it was her! Tu smiled, pulled out the ring from his pocket and got down on one knee and proposed. Now that’s what we call a winter wonderland!
5. The proposal that had “Will You Marry Me” adorably lit up
Drummer Matt and his girlfriend Megan got engaged back in 2015. Matt had finished a three-week US tour with his band, and immediately drove up to his hometown to set up lights in his barn, spelling out “Will You Marry Me M.E.G?” Megan’s nickname is Meg, but her full name is Megan Elizabeth Zimmerman which will become Greiner, hence M.E.G. Pretty cute! That night, Matt took her out to the American Music Theatre for the annual Christmas show – a tradition for the couple. It was a very foggy night so Matt took a “detour” to the barn, claiming he needed wooden boards for some decorations. He asked Meg for “help”, and Matt ran ahead to get ready for the big moment. Meg walked in, past all the lights, walked up to Matt who got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. She instantly said yes!