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26 Creative Ways to Propose Marriage

Our good friends at Heaton House Farm have created a brilliant infographic detailing 26 creative ways to propose marriage:

26 Creative Ways to Propose Marriage |

Love the look of Lucy and Adam’s proposal?

Take a peek at their fun, vintage circus themed wedding:

Lucy Rogers and Adam King's Wedding Photos |

You want it to be special.
You want it to be memorable.
But you don’t want to overdo it.

If you’re unsure on how to pop the question – here are some romantic and foolproof ideas to get you started.

The ‘memory lane’ proposal – Matthew Phelps & Ben Schock 2012

US marine Matthew Phelps and his partner Ben Schock made history when they became the first same-sex couple to get engaged at the White House.

“I wanted to propose to Ben at the White House because that’s where we went for our first date, to the LGBT Pride Month Reception,” said Phelps.


Where you met. Location of your first date. At a meaningful landmark. A location on your partner’s bucket list. Ask for a photo together. Instead of posing, drop to one knee.

The ‘make something’ proposal – Dean Smith & Jennifer Kessel

Every day for a whole year, Dean Smith recorded a video of himself holding up a sign asking his girlfriend to marry him as he went about his daily business – eating, working, doing laundry etc. He compiled these into a YouTube video and presented it to her on her birthday.


Make a proposal audio track and hide it in a playlist. Record a podcast. Record a song. Make a book about your relationship and propose on the last page. Make a comic book. Draw a picture book. Create a scrap book.

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