Valentine's Day Marriage Proposal Ideas
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) You've might have heard about the guy who proposed to his girlfriend right after she finished the Miami Marathon earlier this month.
Evidently, she thought he deserved a medal for creativity and surprising her (she didn't even know he was in town), because she said yes.
<>According to figures released by CNN last year, about 6 million either expected to be proposed to or expected to propose on Valentine's Day and 10% of all proposals happen on February 14, making it all the more one the most romantic days of the year.
If you are planning a proposal, chances are that you've already figured out the logistics, but just in case you haven't, MainStreet has compiled a list of some of the most romantic proposal stories we've heard:
1. The 21C Museum Hotel in Louisville, Ky. hosted a guest who had designed the engagement ring himself and felt it was a piece of art. As a result, he wanted to have the ring on a stand in one of the hotel's art galleries so that it looked like part of the current exhibition. The guest planned to take his girlfriend to have dinner in Proof on Main, the hotel's adjacent restaurant, and then browse the gallery after. The idea was that while they were browsing the gallery they would "stumble" upon the ring and the proposal would happen. In order to make this happen, Nico, 21c's exhibitions coordinator and designer, provided a pedestal for the ring and created a wall tag (describing how it was designed, by whom, etc.) to match the others in the gallery. When the guest and his girlfriend approached this "piece of art" he popped the question. She said yes and was also able to keep the wall tag as a souvenir.
2. Flash mobs are always a good way to involve friends and family in a marriage proposal, and Kristen Marion had an extra surprise when she learned her boyfriend, Aaron, had set it up to be broadcast live on the local Phoenix Fox affiliate. "He did a flash mob proposal with my favorite things, Taylor Swift, lilies and Sprinkles cupcakes," Kristen said. The couple was just married on January 10.
3. Amber Connor describes herself as a huge fan of Halloween, so when her fiancé, Zach Steffens, wanted to propose, he incorporated her favorite holiday into the happy occasion. He went all out, enlisting her friends to transform their new home into a haunted house. They carved pumpkins that read, "Will you marry me?" and even got a fog machine to add to the spooky atmosphere. "I'm calling it our Trick-or-Treat proposal with a big emphasis on the treat with a bit of trickery by all involved," said Connor.