When it comes to proposals, we’re no strangers to swoon-worthy stories. After all, how they asked is what we’re all about. Today, then, we’ve rounded up our favorite same-sex proposals. From a couple unknowingly getting into a bidding war with one another over the same engagement ring, to a custom-painted mural in the city and a surprise serenade, we’re sharing 10 same-sex proposal stories you won’t believe below. (Pro Tip: Read them with a box of Kleenex by your side.)
With a three-stage proposal that revealed a best friend from college, from high-school, and, finally, from elementary school (each waiting at a different book-swap location), Heather and Kelsey’s crazy-creative Harry Potter themed proposal is one of our all-time favorites. This one includes a custom-carved book, a congrats tweet from J.K. Rowling herself (say what?), and—the ultimate ingredient for romance—a rainy-day rooftop in Portland. Grab your umbrellas and let’s go.
Photography: Ivy & Oak
Krista and Beth had known each other for years through Krista’s sister, but it wasn’t until they were the last two standing at a party that love struck—and they’ve been inseparable ever since. As a singer/songwriter, Krista arranged for the ultimate surprise serenade proposal—and you absolutely have to watch the video of the tear-jerking moment.
From the first day they met, Juliana knew Tati was the one…and that was only later confirmed by the fact that, unbeknownst to either of the women, they ended up in a bidding war with one another for the same engagement ring (plot twist). Learn what happens when they both end up proposing to each other over a stunning Grecian sunset. (The fact that there’s not yet a Rom-Com based on this swoon-worthy story is beyond us.)
What’s better than one ring at one location? Six rings at six locations, of course. Read all about this ultimate adventure proposal here. Spoiler alert: it involves jaw-dropping custom graffiti art and friends waiting around the city with tear-jerking stories to boot.
Photography: Jamie Poh
Tayreen and Trudy met as firefighters in the NYFD, and—after months of building a close friendship and becoming running buddies—eventually realized they were meant to be. Check out their super sweet NYC Pride Parade proposal here.
These two started as sports rivals at opposing elementary schools, but were able to put their athletic allegiances aside when, years later, they joined the same cross-country team and ultimately became the best of friends throughout high school and college. Their budding friendship eventually turned into what they both realized was love—and the story of their surprise Grand Canyon engagement has us absolutely weak in the knees.
Photography: Rad Red Creative
With a proposal that involves the Indianapolis Symphony and a horse-drawn carriage, this one proves that winter might just be the most romantic season of them all. Check out the full story of their winter engagement here.
Photography: Dugan Imaging
On their first date, these two ended up talking so long, the restaurant eventually had to let them know it was closing time. We love that they fell fast—and are especially obsessed with the fact that their engagement story involves two of our favorite things: Beyoncé and a bottle of Prosecco. (We’ll cheers to that.)
Photography: Michael Bennett Kress Photography
There’s nothing better than yellow leaves and sweater-weather in our book—and we love that Michael took full advantage of all of the autumn feels to pop the question to Javier at their surprise photoshoot engagement.
Photography: Amy Adams
These two fell fast at none other than a Lady Gaga concert (jealous!)—and the story of their low-key, yet uber romantic engagement rounds out our list of our favorite same sex proposals. (Psst…you have to see their stunning engagement photos.)
Photography: Shelly beck photography
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