10 Summer Proposal Stories That Will Make You Melt

The snow has melted, now it's time for your heart to melt. It's our latest list of real, heartfelt proposal stories from real customers.

If these somehow aren't enough to make you feel the love, you can read about our Best Winter Proposal Stories or our Unique Proposal Stories.

1. This Camping Proposal

"Jon and I have been dating for five and a half years and have always wanted to spend our lives together but just wanted to wait until I was done with school. Well, with one year left it was the perfect time to ask me to be his wife! We go camping quite frequently so I didn't think anything when he said we were going to go the next weekend. My sister had been gone all summer so I asked if she wanted to come with Jon and I, and then our best friends Stef and Gavin. My sister actually said no at first until Jon texted her saying, "You're going to want to come ;)." She knew what it was right away, and texted me a day later that she changed her mind. We started that Friday on the lake jet skiing and tubing, and then went back to the campsite to grill out. Stef said she had camped here before and that there was a beautiful lookout to watch the sunset. While the sun was setting I told the group that we should go to the lookout to watch the sunset.

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2. This Long-Awaited Proposal


The couple moved to LA in March 2012 and have since been living happily ever after in the Sunshine State. Earlier this year, they began discussing marriage. Megan had her eye on her dream ring at Gunderson’s in Sioux City, where her family had been shopping for years. Breanne, a store employee who had helped Megan’s family in the store for years, just happened to own Megan’s exact dream ring. Dan picked up on this and contacted Breanne, who helped Dan pick out three diamonds. To help him make the final decision, Dan contacted Megan’s parents and asked them to stop into the store and pick out the diamond they liked the most.

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3. This Memorial Day Proposal


We had been talking about marriage for several years. We originally found the ring a year and a half or so beforehand and had been waiting for it ever since. We are a couple that is fortunate enough to have two beautiful children. So having time to ourselves rarely happens. However, on a gorgeous Memorial Day, we were spending time playing in the pool in the backyard with the children when Jason got home after being away for a few hours. After conversing normally for a little while, Jason came to me and said there was something hidden somewhere in our 2400 sq ft home. For some reason, I instantly knew it was the ring we had been waiting for for so long. I immediately began searching. First, I looked in the obvious place, the jewelry box. Nope, wasn't there. I turned around and headed straight towards my sock drawer.

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4. This Surprise Park Proposal


Suddenly Kelsie was free. I just happened to be free too. Eventually, Kelsie texted me to see what I was doing. I told her I was about to eat, and she suggested we go to Culver's. I figured it was probably the perfect place to go before a proposal, so I agreed. We followed that up by going to Stone State Park. Stone Park holds a significant place in our relationship as it was a part of one of my favorite dates we spent together. We both like the outdoors and it seemed like a nice place to go and be alone together. We sat down on a bench overlooking the trees and river below. I kept it simple. I told her why we were there: the place of our date, the thoughts I had that day, and the thoughts I've had since then. I told her how much she meant to me, and why I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life. I almost cried. She laughed. Don't worry. It was a cute "I can't believe this is happening" laugh. I got down on one knee. Then, using her full name, I asked her to marry me. And I was lucky enough for her to say yes!"

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5. This Independence Day Proposal


"Ryan and I decided to spend the 4th of July in Okoboji for the weekend like we have for the last 3 years. As our tradition holds, we had plans to go watch the fireworks at the Park. The fireworks started early due to a storm coming and it was starting to sprinkle, but we watched them outside anyway. It started raining a little harder and as I tried to get back in the pickup, Ryan was persistent that I stay outside until the grand finale. When he stopped me and I turned around, he was on one knee and popped the question. Of course, I said, “Yes!” and cried. The rain may have put a damper on his original plan but in my eyes, it was simply perfect!"

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6. This Slow Dance Turned Proposal


"Since Joel and I love to be outside, one sunny Sunday afternoon we decided to go for a walk through the prairie at Good Earth State Park in Sioux Falls. During our walk a speaker began to play our song, "From the Ground Up" by Dan and Shay (the sudden noise scared me!) & he grabbed me and we began to dance. It was so wonderful! About half way through the song he dropped to his knee and asked me if I would marry him -- of course I said yes!! He also had his sister and friend hiding in the trees to capture the moment for us. The pictures turned out great and I'm so happy that we have something to look back on for such an amazing moment. I can't wait to marry my best friend!"

7. This Welcome Home Proposal


"Our Engagement Story! Mid-July 2014 we discussed that we hadn't been out on a nice, dress-up, date night in a while. We decided that when I got back to the US after my trip to Peru the next week we would set aside an evening the following week for a much-needed date night. Little did I know that Jerod had been working really hard to create the most beautiful ring for me and while I was in Peru he took a special trip to Kansas to ask my parents for their blessing to marry me!

The Friday night after I returned home from Peru we got dressed up a little bit and had a really delicious steak dinner downtown at 801 Chophouse. After dinner Jerod suggested we go for a walk across the pedestrian bridge. We had talked about checking out the bridge since we moved to Omaha so it seemed like the perfect fit for our date night. We strolled from the Nebraska side, to Iowa, and back. It was a beautiful night with perfect weather. After walking the bridge Jerod said he wanted to go check out the park with the little splash pool and fountain area down by the river.

We walked down toward the park and there were families milling around and kids splashing in the fountains. We made our way to a more well-lit area on the sidewalk and at this point Jerod stopped me so we were face-to-face and started telling me how much he loves me. He told me that I'm his other half, and that he can't imagine life without me.

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8. This Trip Turned Proposal


"Kyle proposed in McKinney, Texas just 7 days shy of our 1 year anniversary. It was our second to last full day in Texas and I had no idea it was coming. Kyle had our whole trip planned out including that day. We spent the morning shopping and planned to exchange gifts in the afternoon followed by an anniversary dinner in the evening. The afternoon came and we sat down near a beautiful fountain in the middle of the neighborhood we were staying in. I told Kyle he could open his gifts first and so he did. Then it was my turn, I opened the bag to find a backpack I'd been wanting, inside that backpack was a pair of Nikes I'd been wanting also. I took the Nikes out of the backpack, looked up to say thank you and I saw Kyle down on one knee with a ring in his hand. Kyle asked me to marry him with a tear or two in his eye and I couldn't have imagined it any other way. Only after I said yes, I found out that on the back of the Nikes it said "Will you marry me?" making the proposal even more perfect and Kyle had a photographer catch the whole thing!"

9. This Simple Surprise Proposal


"Will and I had talked about getting married many times, we even went ring shopping together because I had a specific idea of what I wanted. I knew that the ring had been ordered and the timeline it was supposed to come in so I was anxiously waiting for the 2-3 weeks knowing it could happen anytime. As the time passed I was starting to get bummed because Will kept telling me that they hadn't called and the ring wasn't done. So, Friday night came and I had "come to terms" with the fact that the ring wasn't in because it was Memorial Day weekend and we were spending time with both of our families. We were going to go to dinner and a baseball game and Will still wasn't getting to my apartment to pick me up and I was convinced we were going to be late (I am not a late person). He finally got there and when I went down to go outside he was standing at the door with a dozen roses."

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10. This Classic Park Proposal


"Jordan and I went ring shopping together about 2 months before his proposal. I had an idea in mind but was open to looking at different styles as well. The experience we had at Gunderson's was by far the best in town. After we left we knew we wanted to purchase this very special item at Gunderson's. The sales clerk was a pleasure to work with. He took his time to show us many different styles and even took down our names and emailed the styles to Jordan. So for 2 months, I was waiting (maybe not so patiently) for Jordan to pop the question. On a random Monday afternoon, he asked me if I was available to play at the park with his niece and nephew. With a long to-do list at hand, I declined. But he was very persistent that I come. He bribed me, saying he would take me to dinner afterward if I did. It worked. Later that evening, we arrive at the park and no kiddos are to be found. He says they are playing in the back by the fish pond. A little annoyed I follow him. As we approach the pond I can see pink balloons tied down the dock."

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