48 Heartwarming Proposal Stories

Whether you're ready to pop the question or just in need of a quick serotonin boost, these swoon-worthy proposals are sure to inspire.

Inspired by a Famous Book, Band or Movie

"My proposal was a Harry Potter-inspired love story treasure hunt. It was so beautiful! Watch a video of it here." —Yams Conde

harry potter proposal
Conde's proposal was dedicated to the couple's mutual obsession with the Harry Potter series.

Photo Credit: Yams Conde

"My fiancé proposed by asking me to close my eyes while he told a story of how every day with me was like living in a tropical paradise. Then he tied a string around my finger, just like in the movie Stepmom. He had me open my eyes as the ring slid down the string. He was so nervous that he accidentally put it on the wrong finger!" —Donna Rebel Pierce

"My favorite movie is Say Anything, so on September 28th, 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

"On August 29th I was absolutely shocked when my love got down on one knee and proposed to me when we were backstage with my parents at The Band Perry concert (they're my favorite band). It was the best day of my life; it felt like a dream!" —Mallarie Wolfenbarger

the band perry proposal
Wolfenbarger's fiancé enlisted the help of a famous band to help him pop the question.
Photo Credit: Mallarie Wolfenbarger

"My fiancé planned a surprise trip to New York for our fourth anniversary. I'm a huge Sex & the City fan, so he took me for dinner at Buddakan (a restaurant that was featured in the first SATC movie) and he popped the question there with the most beautiful, sparkly ring! I couldn't be any happier. It was a dream come true." —Dawn Drysdale

sex and the city proposal
Drysdale's fiancé channeled her favorite heroine, Carrie Bradshaw, for her glamorous NYC proposal.
Photo Credit: Dawn Drysdale

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