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Crystal thinks she is waiting to welcome her boyfriend, Captain Alan Sawyer, home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. What she doesn’t know is that he and his parents have been in touch about planning his proposal to her as soon as they see each other.
Crystal, an Army captain herself, doesn’t make it to Alan first as they are dismissed to see their families. His dad, who had been keeping the ring in his pocket, hands it off to his son in a manly-embrace before Crystals gets her arms around him. As soon as she does, it doesn’t look like she’s going to let go, but he immediately drops to one knee and asks her to marry him.
I’m such a softy when it comes to stories like this. Congratulations to the couple and thank you for your service!
Diana Vincent Jewelry Designs has opened a second gallery location in the historic town of Lambertville in New Jersey at 12 North Union Street. Owners Diana Vincent and Vince Polisano have been doing business at their original location in Washington Crossing, PA for close to 30 years. “It’s like the SoHo or the Greenwich Village of the country, and it’s just 90 minutes from New York City and 30 miles from Philadelphia” Polisano says about Lambertville.
Vincent emphasizes that her focus is on creating art, not following popular culture. “Wearing jewelry is like wearing a piece of art,” she said. “It should be beautiful, timeless. I never follow the trends because they go out of style. I like mine to be pieces that will last forever.” Her pieces evoke a sense of continuity, most notable in the swirling shapes that are characteristic of many of her rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces.
Baby, it’s cold outside! It’s that time of year where proposing can feel absolutely magical, since just about everything does during the winter season. There’s something about your surroundings being covered in snow and just about everything covered in lights that really sets the mood. So while you may not have too much of a problem picking a spot or time for your proposal, here are a few suggestions… ya know… just in case.
1. Oh, Christmas Tree! If you go hunting for a real, perfect Christmas tree, there’s no better time to do it! Whether you go early (right after Thanksgiving) and you don’t have snow on your side, or you go late when you’re all bundled and there’s tons of snow, don’t worry! Both present possibilities. If you run ahead of her somewhere and tie the ring to a tree, then tell her you found it but she has to close her eyes, you can lead her to the ring. Make sure to have someone with you to 1. Capture the moment and 2. Keep an eye on the ring for you as you grab your sweetie for the big moment!
2. Deck the Halls! If you’re too nervous to propose outside while finding the perfect tree, why not do it while you’re decorating? You can hang her ring on the tree, or even place it inside a new ornament to give her! Not feeling it? Tell her you found something in the tree, and when she comes to see what it is, let her find the box and drop to one knee.
3. Walking in a Winter Wonderland. Use your surroundings. Whether your walk is moon or sunlit, take her for a walk in the snow to a designated spot where you’ve written the words in the snow. Not feeling it? In the meadow you can build a snowman… (I’m sorry, there’s no stopping me now). Build a snowman together and when she’s not looking, place the ring ever so carefully on the snowman’s branch of a hand or in the box underneath his hat– somewhere you can point out to her to look that gives you enough time to kneel in the snow (yes, you must do it) and pop the question!
4. Dashing Through the Snow! Take her on a horse-led sleigh ride, bundled under the blankets with some hot chocolate (or drink of choice) at hand and ask her to marry you! While it’s more than likely you won’t be able to go down on one knee in this situation, I’d say she’d forgive you. If you do it this way, just make sure to have a little speech prepared rather than just asking the question. Work your way up to it!
5. But the Fire Is So Delightful. Not feeling a proposal outside? Cozy up to the fire with some warm drinks and whatever else you may want to go with it: board games, seasonal movie, wrapping presents. The options are endless because the fire just sets the mood. Go for it!
6. JOY to the World! What better time to lengthen the joy than to propose on Christmas Day? Save the ring for last and tell her there’s one more present to unwrap. Whether it is actually wrapped or you’re just going to propose, that’s up to you! If you celebrate Chanukah, wait for the eighth day and do the same thing!
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A soldier returns home for Thanksgiving, surprising his girlfriend as she finishes aTurkey Trot 5k. She’s cold, sweaty, and probably exhausted, but as soon as they see each other there’s no keeping them apart.
He goes to her (and you can hear the announcer letting everyone know what’s going on), and he drops to one knee. You hear her “yes” very clearly over the video.
I love the look she gives him afterwards, when she’s putting her glasses back on. It’s one of “those” looks like, “I can’t believe you just did this to me.” While I’m sure it’s positive, I can’t imagine all that’s running through her head. Since she did after all just finish a 5k, is surprised to see her loved one home from Afghanistan, and then he proposes– all on Thanksgiving?!
Good job, soldier. Good job.
Every year, Megan’s family goes around the table and says something they are thankful for. Garrett was getting to participate in the tradition, and decided to make it extra special. More than anything, he wanted to incorporate Megan’s grandfather, who passed away in June 2012.
So they passed Garrett and after everyone had said something they were grateful for, he turned and said that there was something he had forgotten to say. He told the family he was thankful he got to meet all of them, especially Megan’s grandfather, then shared an adorable story of how before he passed away he had asked Garrett to take care of his granddaughter, and then Garrett says he plans on keeping that promise.
I love this proposal because if I was to experience a Thanksgiving proposal, I imagine this is how I’d want it to go. It was in front of her family, and made part of a tradition that was clearly near and dear to her heart. I can only imagine how this will play into years to come. “I’m so thankful you proposed to me today [insert number of years] ago!”
Well, now I’ve seen everything. Jackie and her man were participating in a rap battler, and though she kept repeating, “A woman is nothing without her man,” in a sarcastic way, clearly she wasn’t about to say no to a proposal.
I love how she’s trying so hard not to cry. Clearly she’s outnumbered. Notice all the men around?
There is a little language in this video. You have been warned!
What’s funny to me is how excited all of them get for the proposal. I mean, it’s not like they all started crying, but they were still clearly impressed that this guy decided to take the leap and make one outrageous public proposal.
This man, Joshua, gets a lot of credit for doing something creative. He and his girlfriend, Rachael, were attending a Tipsy Artist Paint Party (it basically involves alcohol and painting) and the three people sitting across from the two of them, who I’m hoping are family and/or friends, hold up their canvases when they read out, “Will you marry me?”
Joshua is then down on one knee, giving Rachael a little speech with his proposal (as everyone looks on with their “awwws”.
Of course she said yes. And did you see that ring? I’d say this definitely goes down as “canvas worthy” and wonderfully creative.
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Miguel wanted his proposal to Lorena to be extraordinary, and he took a good month making sure it was just that. He’s an architecture student and told Lorena he was going to a conference and wanted to meet up with her afterwards to hang out for the day. Unbeknownst to her, he had an agenda.
Lorena got to the beach around 2:30 and Miguel told her he was going to cover his eyes to show her something “really cool”. Little did she know that he had an amazing setup on the beach waiting to set the tone for their future. So they walk to the “site” across the sand, her trusting him to guide her. Finally he tells her she can open her eyes, and she’s presented with something pretty amazing.
Miguel and Lorena walk arm in arm down this walkway he’s set up with signs that say things like, “I love you”. Finally they go to the middle of this heart he has created in the sand, and he drops to one knee (1:40).
Talk about a proposal well planned. It’s never too late for a romantic beach setting in my opinion!
Port, 28, is engaged to her boyfriend Tim Rosenman, an associate producer of the MTV spin-off show, The City. They met in 2008.
The couple was traveling in Australia for work related purposes and he decided to propose there! He had been planning a big ordeal with renting a boat and going in the harbor, but their last day there it was wet and rainy and not outdoor-proposal-friendly. Rosenman adapted quickly, and proposed low-key in their hotel room.
At the time, Rosenman presented Port with a stunning oval stone, [rose or yellow-- not yet confirmed] band with three rows of diamonds. She and Conrad both seemed to pick men who had excellent taste in rings!
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