April 11, 2014 - April 12, 2014 (All Day)
April 12, 2014 - April 13, 2014 (All Day)
May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014 (All Day)
Looking to include a deep purple hue to your engagement ring? How about tanzanites? Harley Henning from the Tanzanite Foundation tells us all about these precious gemstone in this week’s episode of Engagement 101 Minute! Watch the video to learn more about this unique gemstone and why it would make the perfect family heirloom for the future.
Photo Credit: The Tanzanite Foundation
Y’Cedria is being recognized during her senior year at Pitt State for basketball. What she isn’t expecting, is that her boyfriend (also a former basketball player) is going to propose!
After being presented with her fellow teammates, Y’Cedria is told she’s being honored with a “special recognition” and is asked to step forward (around 2:00). It isn’t until around 2:30, when her boyfriend appears, that she finally realizes what’s going on.
Her reaction and he starts proposing? “Really?” Excitedly said, of course.
I don’t know if it’s warming up much where you are, but I am SO ready for spring! We are just days away from the actual first day of the season and it couldn’t get here fast enough for some. If you’re looking forward to the warmer weather for more than one reason, here are some ideas on how to make a spring proposal even more memorable.
1. Hot Air Balloon Ride. I don’t know if this is just a West Coast thing, but what a way to bring in the sunshine! Prep your sweetie for a sunrise or sunset ride in a hot air balloon to see some spectacular views. Whether you propose on the ground or in the air is up to you, just make sure you have that ring secure someone before it makes its way on to her left ring finger. These special flights always end with champagne, so what better way to celebrate your one adventure ending and toasting to a lifetime of new ones? Don’t want to do it in the sky? Have a sign on the ground that she can spot as you’re about to land!
2. Botanical Gardens, anyone? Flowers will be blooming, hummingbirds will be circling, and the atmosphere will be beautiful! Visit a local (or not so local) botanical garden to see spring come to life, find a perfect spot, and drop to one knee. It’s hard to say no with the birds and the bees around, and the flowers, of course!
3. Road Trip! Even if you don’t have a literal “spring break”, the warmer weather is a perfect chance to hit the road and go some place special. This is especially wonderful if you don’t actually have spring weather yet. Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a cabin in the woods, or a special spot for you two– surprise your girl with a readily packed bag and an old-fashioned map laying out where you’re going. What the destination to be a surprise? Plan some spots and give her a new clue every time you do!
4. Scavenger Hunt. Encourage your sweetie to get outdoors by planning a scavenger hunt with personal clues! There are so many ways to lead her around town to a spot you’ve reserved for your proposal. Make sure you have friends, family, or a photographer close by to snap the moment you actually propose. Also, it never hurts to add more to the game! Have a picnic ready, some balloons, flowers and champagne… something for her to discover that might make her think, for a moment, this is just a fun afternoon and not the moment, if you know what I mean!
Most of all, as soon as it’s warm where you are or where you’re headed, GET OUTSIDE!
Photo Credit: Project Centaur
David and Natalie met on eHarmony. Natalie, with her two boys, and David, with his introverted ways, admit that they probably never would have met had it been for the site. They are interviewing as a success story for a new promo for eHarmony… or so Natalie has been told.
Really, David contacted Rad Red Creative and told them he wanted to propose. He and Natalie had been together for 2 1/2 years, and hew knew it was the right time.
The video follows their relationship, and then near the end the supposed producer tells them that they really want a success story, meaning a couple that’s already married. You can see the disappointment on Natalie’s face, and she keeps saying, “I wondered.”
Around 5:05 David starts joking about how it’s about time they did, ya know, do that thing. Natalie laughs at him and makes a “ball and chain” joke, until he reaches into his pocket and kneels. She’s then aware just how much he meant it.
David’s speech was clearly thought out and memorized, and you have to give him kudos for it. Not many guys can get away with saying, “You’ve been the jelly to my peanut butter” seriously.
Just engaged? It’s time to plan your engagement party! This month, our guest blogger Jenn Press Arata from That’s SO Jenn gives us tips and ideas to celebrate your engagement in style. From an intimate celebration at home to a grandiose garden party, get ideas and tips that suits your budget! It’s all about getting the right decor and providing yummy food and drinks to your guest. As for your outfits, find out what to wear for the occasion!
In addition to being a relationship writer, Jenn Press Arata heads That’s SO Jenn,Confessions of a Foodie, a popular food/party planning website. TSJ runs as a monthly column for two of Hearst Corporation’s publications. Food Writer Jenn Press Arata appears on regular cooking and party planning segments on CT Style WTNH News 8. She is also a recurring food guest on WVOX radio and BlogTalkRadio, hosts live cooking demos and creates recipes for magazines and events.
Stephany is a high school teacher and is called up to help lead the classes in shouting out some spirit. Afterwards, she’s called back and told she’s needed again to lead a different exercise. What she doesn’t know, is that this “exercise” is actually a big surprise for her.
Her coworker tells the students that there are going to be signs held up and they need to read and shout out the signs as Ms. Pace (Stephany) points to them. Stephany is then instructed in what order to point to the signs.
The signs read out, “Will You Marry Me?” (1:25)
She immediately reels around to see her boyfriend, Jason, jog into the gym and drop to one knee. You see her pointing and yelling at someone, “Did you know?”
I love her reaction! I think it’s so genuine and she was completely shocked. It’s also so wonderful that she gets support from the entire school. You can bet one thing, she’ll never hear the end of it from the faculty or the students.
If you are a lady in waiting, you’ll find everything you need to know about giving him hints in this week’s Engagement 101 Minute. If you are about to propose to your girl, learn how to listen and read her hints! Watch the video and listen to Sandra Barry‘s tips on how to get your dream engagement ring.
Ring by Vanna K
John told Nikki they were going out for a make-up anniversary date. What he didn’t tell her was he had a prank in store, something, as the video impresses, that is common in their relationship.
What Nikki doesn’t know, however, is that the prank is leading into a real-life proposal from John.
Note: The video does contain language. I mean, how would you feel if your man said you were going out to a nice dinner and then you were confronted by a large pot of green slime? It’s like something off of an old Nickelodeon show, and any girl would not have been happy.
It’s only natural, then, that Nikki wonders if the proposal is for real or not. John is clearly a prankster, and she can’t quite figure out if he’s serious or not until she removes the ring herself and realizes that it’s real.
Would you have been impressed with this proposal, or would you have been more annoyed by it?
Photo Credit: liveworkdream.com
Francisco and Ana are out for their 6 year anniversary, when all of a sudden a flash mob starts. They join the crowd of on-lookers and observe, until all of a sudden (around 4:20) Francisco is pulled into the dancing, and Ana is lead to a couch to sit. Clearly, something is going on.
Go through the dancing some more and Francisco acquires a suit jacket and approaches Ana, announcing to everyone that she’s the love of his life and he wants to spend the rest of his life with her (5:20). Then, a bit confused, he starts asking if anyone has the ring (6:15), someone emerges from the crowd carrying a box. When Ana opens it, their pet rabbit is inside with something special attached to his collar.
Francisco asks everyone to clear a space, and a banner drops asking Ana the final question. “Will You Marry Me?” (7:30.)
I love that Francisco doesn’t just do the flash mob, but has multiple tricks up his sleeve. Way to go, man!
Alex told Susie that they had been invited to a special screening of Captain America 2. So she’s sitting in the movie theatre with some friends and has no idea that the screen is about to be overtaken by over 80 friends/family telling her to “Say Yes”!
Alex put a lot of planning into this. There’s a part of the video where friends are holding up pictures representing each year of their relationship, and during his proposal he clarifies that they’ve been together for SEVEN years! Talk about a length of time to wait for a ring on the finger.
Not only did he put a lot of time into this proposal, but so many others did as well. Alex appears in the movie theatre around 3:25 if you want to skip ahead, but missing the lip-dub definitely means missing out on some love.
My favorite part? When he asks her to marry him, he says, “Will you grow old with me?” This to me symbolizes how he views their relationship. Some people don’t see marriage as never ending, but Alex clearly does with this sentiment.