Marriage Proposals Using Unconventional Products

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post

Well, this is one way to use a car!

Latemodel Restoration, an online Ford Mustang parts and accessories store, tweeted a photo Monday of a marriage proposal, orchestrated by Texas Mustang enthusiast Felix Flores, spelled out in (what else?) Mustangs. Check it out below:

will you marry me
Photo courtesy of Late Model Restoration via Twitter

Latemodel Restoration also posted the photo on their Facebook page, and groom-to-be Flores commented that his girlfriend, Addy Moreno, loves Mustangs and drives a red 2000 GT convertible. Moreno wrote that she loved the proposal, and Latemodel Restoration confirmed that she said "yes!"

Flores isn't the only groom-to-be who's let an unusual object pop the question for him. In 2012, both Christmas lights and a tractor were used to spell out, "Will you marry me." 

Jack-O-Lanterncarved pumpkin
Photo by: Frest Photo on Bayside Bride via

One woman told Glamour that her boyfriend suggested they have a pumpkin-carving contest and not show each other their finished jack-o'-lanterns until they were done. Then, he revealed that he had carved "Marry Me?" into his pumpkin.

Crossword Puzzle

crossword puzzle proposal
Photo by: Caroline and Evan Photography on Every Last Detail via

Corey Newman often watched his girlfriend, Marlowe Epstein, do the Washington Post crossword puzzle, so he worked with the Post's crossword creator to write a puzzle with answers related to Epstein. The clue for 51 across was "Words with a certain ring to them," and the answer was "Will You Marry Me." The puzzle was published in the paper, and an unsuspecting Epstein completed it with the help of Newman. Slide 3: Coffee Cup Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons asks customers to "roll up the rims" of the cups to see if they won a prize. So Jeff Chapman snuck a tiny note that read "Will you marry me?" under the rim of his cup and gave it to girlfriend Jaimie Baisley to unroll.

"Harry Potter" Book

Photo courtesy of Reddit 

A Redditor named trehlo cut a hollow square into the pages of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," then attached a ring inside the hollow section so it rested on top of the chapter titled "The Unbreakable Vow." 

Toilet Writer
engagement ring

Photo by: Stacy Kokes Photography on The Brides Cafe via

Sara Barron wrote an essay on The Frisky explaining how her boyfriend proposed by hiding a ring in a toilet. He wrapped the toilet in plastic, then placed the ring on top of the bowl and closed the lid. He asked her to come into the bathroom, then lifted the lid to reveal the ring.

Teddy Bear
couple dressed as bears

Photo by: Ann-Kathrin Koch on Well Groomed via

To ask his girlfriend, Annette, to marry him, one man made a stuffed bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop, recorded himself saying "Annette, will you marry me?" and put the recording in the bear's paw. He dressed the bear in a tuxedo, placed the ring in its paws, and instructed Annette to squeeze the bear's paw.

Ice Cream
couple eating an ice cream cone
Photo by: Marie Labbancz Photography on Oh Lovely Day via

Ari Weitz knew his girlfriend, Rachel Fox, loved ice cream, so he asked their favorite ice cream shop to make her a new flavor called "Rachel, Will You Marry Me?" The special flavor was a mixture of Fox's favorite things: salted caramel ice cream with pretzels, chocolate-covered cookie dough and a peanut butter swirl. After Fox tasted it, the shop's owners revealed the flavor's name, which they had written on their menu board (pictured at left).

Taco Bell
taco bell proposal
Photo courtesy of Taco Bell

Sauce Packet Taco Bell makes sauce packets that say "Will you marry me?" and believe it or not, many people have used them to propose. Click here to see more photos from couples who have let the sauce packet pop the question.

More from The Huffington Post: