Emma here and I think last weekend was the B I G G E S T weekend ever for engagements. At least, that’s how it seemed on my own personal Facebook. One of me + Andrew’s best friends, Kat, got engaged to our other best friend, Jeff, so that’s pretty much going to be the wedding of the century. (Congrats, you guys!) Another friend, Katrina, got engaged during the week; a friend Joe proposed to his girlfriend, Katelyn, whom I’ve known since the 2nd grade. And then a best friend, Natalie, got engaged to her boyfriend on Saturday. IT IS CRAZY! Not to mention, three of my other really close friends all popped the question this year alone. So, bring it on, 2015: it’s going to be the most amazing wedding-filled year in the history of ever.
… I can’t stop thinking about proposals and popping the question and how amazing it is when you get proposals caught on camera. You might have seen surprise proposals before, where the groom-to-be asks a friend or photographer to hide in the woods, behind the cider mill barn, or a stone’s throw away — basically make themselves hidden — so he can ask his girlfriend to be his forever and capture that incredible, emotion-packed moment on film. And when he gets down on one knee + she puts her hands over her mouth in surprise + those tears start falling + she says yes, the camera is going click click click to capture it all. Forever.
Whether it’s a total surprise…
… or you’ve been waiting for it for what seems like forever…
… it’s a beautiful moment to capture on film.
♥ | ♥ | ♥
In honor of all the love going around, we wanted to share some of our hand-picked favorite proposals caught on camera to totally melt you. I just flipped through these photos again and, I have to say, I got a little choked up. See for yourself!
12 Proposals Caught on Camera
1. In The Rain
2. On a Bridge
3. On the Beach
4. In the Park
5. In Public
6. In a Park
7. At a Christmas Tree Farm
8. Following a Styled Shoot (+ A Total Surprise to Her!)
9. On a Rooftop
10. On the Beach
11. Fall Proposal
12. The Great Outdoors
UPDATED! To Add More Adorableness
13. At the Cottage
14. On the Dock
We ♥ our reader submitted proposals (#13 and #14 above)!
And, now that you’ve seen these proposals caught on camera, we want to direct you to a new section we created so you can learn more about Emmaline Bride and why we do what we do. Read more about us here. If you’re newly engaged, you’ll definitely want to give it a solid read.
What’s your proposal story?
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Wedding Dress Necklines Guide
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Custom Wedding Stamps
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