Whether they're just an intimate moment shared between the couple, or a heartfelt grand affair surrounded by your family and friends, each proposal is special in its own right. Here are 10 touching proposal stories shared to us from our real couples.
Proposal stories always get to us!
"I proposed to Sheena on my birthday - in a small clearing with a hidden entrance in HortPark that was surrounded by bushes. I'd set up a table with roses, and lit the path with candles and glow sticks. On the pretext of taking a post-dinner stroll, I led her there and she was so surprised. My friends, who had been lying in wait, handed me the bouquet of roses and engagement ring, and I popped the question." Justin described the proposal as "quirky yet strangely romantic". He waited for me to fall asleep before slipping the engagement ring on my finger. According to Justin, he was expecting me to be speechless and in tears upon seeing the ring in the morning. His grand plan was, unfortunately, ruined when I woke up as he was about to slide the ring onto my finger. Instead, he proposed to me first thing in the morning." "The way Yuan Jin proposed was hilarious. I found the engagement ring in its box by accident. He’d left it in my wardrobe. As soon as he’d realised this, he dropped on one knee by the side of the bed and popped the question while holding a vase of flowers!" shares Pei Mei. "Nicholas proposed to me two years into our relationship on the day of his trainee graduation ceremony. He told me we were meeting the other trainees for a celebratory dinner. When we got to the restaurant, a waitress handed me a bouquet of roses and his iPad after serving dessert. I turned it on and there was this video he’d spent a week making that showed photos we’d taken together over the years. As it ended, he got down on one knee." "Zhi Guang proposed on a mountain peak. We hiked up Mount Hangetsuyama in Japan. I was sweaty, exhuasted and had just removed some stones from my shoes when he proposed. That was a surprise!" shares Michelle. "In cahoots with my friends, Derek planned a proposal at Fort Canning Park. I was taken there after a dinner and was shocked to see him standing within a heart shape outlined with candles under a canopy. My mind was in a blur but I managed to say “yes!," says Calynn. "On my birthday, Jesse asked if I wanted to take a morning stroll at East Coast Park and I gladly agreed. We were walking by a construction site when he told me he wanted to take some photos there. I felt confused as the sea view was blocked by the cranes but went along with what he wanted anyway. Then Jesse asked me to sit on a bench and stopped a passer-by. He asked that stranger to help record a video on his phone as he proposed. I later realised it was the same bench we’d sat on during our first date." "I proposed on a helicopter ride over Sydney, where we'd spent most of our dating years", says Alvin. "In order to smuggle the engagement ring on board without her noticing, I made a flat case out of a small notebook and hid the ring inside. Wei Ying was genuinely surprised when I took it out mid-flight, and took a moment to gather herself before saying yes." "Lorenzo proposed at my bedside on the morning of my birthday staycation at the Fullerton Bay Hotel. For our wedding date, we chose the day we met!" "We had arranged to meet in Hong Kong for a vacation. I flew up from Singapore while he met me there after a trip to New York. He popped the question with a Tiffany & Co. ring at The Upper House, my favourite restaurant in Hong Kong," shares Amisha.