For many people, the thought of asking that special someone in your life to marry you is enough to scare even the most hardened of souls. If you’re planning on asking your partner to spend the rest of their lives with you then you’ve probably thought about it a lot, including just how to do it the right way.
Before you get down on one knee we thought we’d round up a selection of marriage proposal stories to get you inspired.
One fortunate family member was lucky enough to witness their mum’s boyfriend get down on one knee, in full fancy dress, at a Halloween party, surrounded by ghastly ghouls and scary souls. The spur-of-the-moment proposal meant that he didn’t actually have a ring, so plucked one from a Haribo packet as a sweet substitute. She didn’t mind though, and still said yes!
A great family story came out of one couple’s proposal, when the sure-of-himself groom-to-be booked the registry office before asking his partner the big question. Then, his proposal involved asking her if she was free on that date! Fortunately, she was, and the tale is still told by their children to this day.
St Pancras proposals
One lucky commuter witnessed a proposal first-hand at St Pancras International train station recently, which all focused around one of the famous pianos. A small crowd had gathered around a gentleman playing on one of the pianos, and when he stopped a guy standing behind him proposed to his girlfriend. Only once she said yes did a group of family and friends emerge from amongst the gathered crowd to celebrate with them – there was plenty of clapping and cheering too!
As English tradition dictates, many men like to ask the permission of their potential bride’s father before popping the question. This becomes far more difficult when your father-in-law doesn’t speak English. Wanting to propose to his German partner, one romantic hopeful had to enlist the help of his brother-in-law to help translate his intentions. Lots of confused looks followed, even when he flashed the ring – later, it was clarified that it’s not actually common to have an engagement ring in Germany, hence why this didn’t help the situation. Fortunately the translation was all cleared up before his bride-to-be returned, leaving him to get down on one knee in the wine hills surrounding her home.
Do you have an interesting or romantic proposal story? We’d love to hear about it! Comment below or tweet us at @SpicersofHythe. And be sure to take a look at the range of Valentines Day hampers for an extra special treat for your partner.