The only thing we love more than the actual wedding ceremony is the proposal that initiated it all. Lots of courage and creativity fall on your man when his mind is set to pop the question. He succumbs to weeks of preparation and anxiety in hopes that it will create a lasting memory.
We aren’t sure what our future husbands have in store, but if they need help, there’s plenty of inspiration from these charmers who enlisted the help of celebrities, flash mobs and family members for their moment.
As we secretly wait for our own fairy tale ending, we live vicariously through these 10 over-the-top proposal stories.
Fellas, take notes.
London Flash Mob
Roger Taylor took his girlfriend Jeanie Jagpal for a nightly stroll in London and as they walked, a flashmob choir started singing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli before 200+ dancers joined in to help complete the proposal.
Chicago Bulls Game
At the Dec. 5 Chicago Bulls vs. the Miami Heat, Chicago Luvabull’s dancer Ariana was surprised by her boyfriend’s orchestrated proposal that included her teammates, the mascot and an arena full of adoring fans.
Ellen Degeneres’ field producer, Aaron, got help from the talk show host to propose on-air to his girlfriend–Ellen’s wardrobe assistant, Jen.
Lucy Rogers’ boyfriend, Adam King, turned her 19.57 overground train commute home into the proposal she’d never forget. The train full of commuters flash mobbed Bill Withers’ song “Lovely Day.” Thinking it was just a show, King appeared through the performers to ask her hand.
Disney Flash Mob
Jamin took his girlfriend Val on a day out at Disneyland with their close friends. He got down on one knee with the help of a small flash mob.
America’s Got Talent
After stunning the judges with his opera audition, Travis Pratt turned his victorious moment to a life changer for his girlfriend. Judges brought her on stage to announce his advancing to the next level and Pratt got down on knee.
Actor Isaac Lamb, surprised his girlfriend Amy Frankel with a choreographed moving display as various costumed acts performed to Bruno Mars’ popular song, “Marry You.”
Same Day Engagement and Marriage
After Ryan Leak overheard his girlfriend telling a friend her dream was to get proposed and married on the same day, he did just that. With the help of her Pinterest account, he gave her the surprise engagement and wedding she wanted.
Matt Still convinced his girlfriend to go to the movies one day so she could watch her proposal trailer. She sat in the theatre confused by seeing her fiancé on the screen. At the end, he popped out and on one knee.
106 & Park
During a taping of 106 & Park with Terrence J and Rosci Diaz, one of the show’s producers, Noella’s boyfriend surprises her and pops the question live on air.