Spring is the season of romance. It's the season of new beginnings. Love is in the air! If you’ve caught Spring Fever, you'll want to use this season to create an idyllic moment with the love of your life. Between Valentine’s Day, cute picnics in the park, and flowers in full bloom all around, spring holds countless opportunities for your dream proposal. With a little planning and a lot of love, you’ll be one step closer to marrying your special someone. To make it easier, take notes from these seasonal tips and some of our favorite spring proposal stories!
Anita & John's Proposal
How they met
John and Anita met at a party through mutual friends while they were in college. Anita walked into the room and John was the only boy she did not know. She was taken by how cute he is! They both got up the courage to talk to each other and ended up glued at the hip to one another the entire night. Neither one of them was looking for a serious relationship at the time, so it was a slow burning love. John was an engineering student and Anita was a nursing student. They both worked long hour jobs in addition to full time schooling, but somehow they made it work to see each other as often as possible! The relationship did not become serious until the weekend that John took Anita home for Easter. On the car ride to Des Moines from their university, Anita got sick with the flu. John's entire family was so caring and understanding of her sickness. Even though she felt like she had the plague, she felt completely included and loved by his family.
How he asked
After that weekend the relationship continued to flourish. Over Christmas break, John’s family invited Anita on vacation with them to Cancun. On the second night in Cancun, John and Anita were taking pictures of their siblings on the beach for “Christmas cards”. John suggested that him and Anita get a quick picture together while the sun was setting in the background. While Anita was quickly fixing her hair for a picture, John got down on one knee and opened up a jewelry box with the most beautiful ring! Anita was blown away and started jumping up and down because she was so excited, and eventually said “Yes” as soon as she could speak.
Aimee & Michael's Proposal
How he asked
They went to Arches National Park in Utah, and we went on a few short hikes within the park. This one in particular was a little more difficult hike, in fact about half way through she even contemplated bailing out because the height and rocks were a bit scary. She really wanted to get to the top though so she kept going with Michael's reassurance. They finally made it to the top and it was beautiful, as shown in the picture. He mentioned that they should have this random lady take our picture, which was nothing out of the norm because they always have people take their picture when they went out sightseeing. About that time, he gets down on one knee while their newly found photograph still had the camera. This made her able to continue taking pictures while the proposal happened. Their photographer had no idea what was up his sleeve nor did Aimee. It was an amazing shock for everyone!! They couldn't have pictured anything more perfect!
Samantha & Holden's Proposal
How they met
The story of Holden and Samantha could have actually started much earlier. They both worked at a popular “hole in the wall” restaurant back in college. Holden had gotten hired at the restaurant the exact same week that Samantha had quit! They didn’t meet until many months later through mutual friends. Samantha remember the first night she met him. He dragged her onto the dance floor when no one else was even dancing! He had her laughing all night and they already felt like old friends. After that initial meeting, they always would see each other out but nothing ever happened.
It wasn’t until a year later when Holden and Samantha were placed in the same summer class (with only 4 other students in it) that they ended up getting together. On the first day of class, Holden offered her a ride home and the rest is history! Holden and Samanta were inseparable for the rest of that summer.
How he asked
As a little girl, Samantha grew up vacationing in Florida and dreamed of one day living the beach lifestyle. Holden took her dream and made it a reality when he applied for a transfer at work so that we could live at my childhood vacation spot of Sarasota, Florida. After being together for three years and making this big move with one another, she knew an even bigger kind of commitment was coming. They had discussed getting married and both looked forward to starting a family together as soon as possible! On a beautiful Sunday afternoon on May 1st, Holden asked me if she would like to go to Venice Beach with him and take a walk.
Samantha knew something was fishy when she asked him if she should wear her bathing suit and he said no, but she wanted to play along with his surprise. Once they got to the beach, Holden and her took a long walk hand in hand talked about all of the things that they had been through together and all of the exciting things they had to look forward to in the future. By the end of their long walk, they ended up on the pier, where Holden very sweetly got down on one knee and asked Samantha to be his wife. Of course, she said yes!
Shelbi & Derek's Proposal
How he asked
On April 25th, 2016, Derek got down on one knee and asked Shelbi to be his wife. We think. Yes, you read that right. Let's back up a few hours first though. On Monday nights, Shelbi and Derek both attend their Greek organization's meetings. Typically, Shelbi is expected to be in business wear. On that unforgettable Monday, Derek invited Shelbi to go on a drive. Shelbi, believing they were going on a scenic drive/walk to destress, told her roommates and rap upstairs to change into sweatpants. Her roommates nonchalantly hollered at her to explain that she may want to stay in the dress she was wearing. Hinting that Derek probably figured she would be looking nice since she had just finished her meeting. This was enough to make Shelbi begrudgingly stay in her dress. Derek and Shelbi drove to the scenic overlook. Once there, they sat and talked for an hour and a half. The sun was beginning to set, which Derek knew Shelbi loved. She had brought Derek out there around the same time during their freshman year of college. Eventually, they began to talk about one last topic. They discussed thing they think about and Derek began, "you know how you come out here to think a lot? Well I have been thinking a lot.." and he was down on one knee. Shelby was tackling him and neither of them can recall what was said between "thinking a lot" and her screaming "YES!".
Kiersten & Cory's Proposal
How he asked
Cory and Kiersten went hiking at Palisades State Park. They decided to take a picture of themselves standing on the Balancing Rock. Cory set up their camera on a timer, so he could climb up and stand besides me to take the picture. (He actually put the camera on a time lapse, so the camera would take a picture every second.) So, they took the picture and Kiersten turned to climb down the rock, but Cory had other plans. He proposed as the camera captured the scene, taking pictures every second of the way.
Astrid & AJ's Proposal
How he asked
April was a crazy month for Astrid. Since she was so busy, she told AJ that they should have a date where we could disconnect and spend some quality time together. They ended up going to the zoo, and then roaming the city. However, AJ said that he wanted to take her on a surprise date that night after they got back from zoo. Astrid absolutely loved surprises and AJ often planned these for her, so she didn’t think anything of it.
Then, they get on the ranger and Astrid immediately knew that they were headed to the sand bar – a spot on AJ's parent's property that she had ALWAYS wanted a date on! When they got there, Astrid was completely SPEECHLESS. Her heart started racing super fast. After she laid her things down on a cute black table, she turned around, looked up, and there was AJ – on his knees, teary-eyed, giving her the biggest heart eyes in the world.
Kyle & Anna's Proposal
How he asked
Like a lot of people, Kyle and Anna got together with family on Super Bowl Sunday to watch the game and eat. So, there they were, enjoying the Harbaugh Bowl of 2013 with her family. They were taking in all the action in the game, rating the commercials, and finally getting ready for the halftime show. That’s when it happened. Her boyfriend was on the TV! What was he doing? Kyle went from sitting next to Anna, to down on one knee in front of her! She had no idea what was going on but had put it together that he was proposing and tearfully said “Yes!”
Anna took a step back and asked what was going on. Kyle began to explain that KMEG had been advertising a “Super Proposal” contest all the way back in the fall which he had decided to enter. He then handed her the letter he submitted, where he described how as a military member he’s often seen as a hero. However, he thought Anna was a hero for being supportive of that military lifestyle, being left behind at home while the military member is overseas. He wanted to win this contest for them so that he could marry his hero.
Kyle then explained that the contest was about more than just the opportunity to propose on a commercial during the Super Bowl. He showed Anna the list of the sponsors for the contest, and their prize donations included the gorgeous bridal set he had just put on her finger from Gunderson’s.