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Monday, April 29, 2013

A Sweet Proposal

When it comes to engagements, I think the way a person proposes is as sweet as the diamond engagement ring itself. My dad's proposal to my mom was very classic. He took her to a really nice restaurant and proposed over dinner & champagne. Needless to say, my mom said yes and was tickled pink. Proposals have evolved since then and have really become creative.

I received a beautiful diamond ring from Anjolee and thought it would be cute to showcase it while discussing some of the ways people propose. Anjolee has a beautiful selection of anniversary rings for women and a wide assortment of other sweet diamond creations. So definitely take a look at what they have to offer. Anjolee provides you with a diamond guarantee, certificate of authenticity, 30 day returns, and Free FedEx shipping (United States & Canada).

Scrabble Game Proposal
A girl, that's a friend of mine, and her boyfriend participate in a monthly game night club. They play various games each month. When it was their time to host game night, the boyfriend opted for the game Scrabble. Well, they played for awhile that night and then everyone stopped to take a break. When my friend came back from the break, her Scrabble letters were replaced with the words "Will You Marry Me?" and her engagement ring sat "oh-so-pretty" in the middle of the Scrabble board. HaHa It was definitely a WIN-WIN that night for those two. :)

Pop Up Book Proposal
Now this one was cute! In college, I worked part time at a ritzy bridal shop. One of the brides (who was very well to do) showed us this pop-up book. It turned out her fiance had an engagement fairy-tale pop-up book made and personalized for her. The book featured him as the prince and her as Cinderella. Of course the ending, asked her to marry him. How cute was THAT!?! The book was professionally made and I could tell her fiancee put a lot into it. Definitely a book and memory she would treasure for a lifetime.

Lottery Scratch Off Game Proposal
Every year, one of my neighbors would give his wife a bunch of scratch off  lottery tickets along with a nice gift for her birthday. She liked to gamble. HaHaHa Well one year, he included a lottery scratch off ticket that read "Will You Marry Me?" (he looked at her and added...AGAIN!) Well her birthday gift that year included an anniversary ring and a renewal of vows celebration planned later that year. In my best Cher Horowitz voice, "Old people can be so sweet!" HaHaHa >.<

Saucy Proposal
A lady I knew at work would always go out for lunch. One of her favorite places to eat was Taco Bell! Well, her boyfriend called her one day and said he would pick lunch up for her that day. He picked up her favorite items from Taco Bell and included sauce packets (you can now find them on eBay HaHaHa) that read "Will You Marry Me?" Who would've ever thought! People think of the funniest things.

Do you have a proposal story you would like to share?

*This is a sponsored post for Anjolee, designed & written by A Very Sweet Blog. 
photo credit: A Very Sweet Blog
I was given a Classic Brilliant 7 Diamonds Anniversary Ring made in silver with cz stones, 1.00 carat for review.



Aw, the Scrabble game one is right up my alley! The hubs and I were decidedly matter-of-fact about it -- I think we just discussed it and set it up one day as if it were another date, albeit a significantly bigger one than usual lol!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hi Kim! that such original ways to ask in marriage, the ring I gave is so beautiful!


Meghan Silva said...

Love all these amazing ways to propose and what a gorgeous ring you were given , hope you have a gorgeous day Kim.


Anne said...

Hi Kim....great ideas here,love the scrabble one:) That ring is gorgeous,hope you have a fabulous week ahead!

Linda Greaves said...

D'awwwww! The Scarbble proposal made me all giggly and happy. That's so cute :)

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Rainbow Gatherer said...

I loved the scrabble one, lovely ideas :)

Irene said...

What a sweet post, Kim, it's put a big smile on my face :D

I don't have any proposal story to share but I think I would like a very simple proposal, maybe during a daytrip to a beautiful place. Oh, and I'd love to have a nice Pandora ring, a bit understated but lovely!

Have a sweet week,
xo Irene

Carole Poirot said...

Aww, I do like the Scrabble one! How sweet. I just worry a bit nowadays that everything has become so overblown and commercial that some poor chaps probably feel under immense pressure to pull something creative out of the hat... The ring looks lovely and diamonds are of course always right ;-) Have a lovely start to the week xo

kim bim said...

Wow, beautiful proposal stories, i quite love the classic old way of proposing in a restaurant, must say the scrabble game proposal is my favorite i love it, it's so unique.
Fantastic post sweetie!!!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are gorgeous!! I love the scrabble one :))) The ring is stunning..lucky you ;) That was so very kind. You did an awesome review girl!! Loved the story of your mom and dad too, so precious!! I hope you have a great week girl x

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

beautiful ways <3 <3

Tina Bradley said...

The Scrabble proposal is my fave! I may have the most original proposal story of all...(smile)... I proposed to Mark! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Mica said...

What a beautiful ring, and lovely ways to propose! :) Really like your photos Kim! :)

When hubby proposed on our anniversary we'd planned a quiet dinner out and when he came to pick me up he was in such a rush, not like him at all. He was planning to propose after dinner and I had no idea! It was beautiful, he proposed as we walked along the beach.

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Natalia A said...

Kim, I adore your creativity! So many ideas! I think the pop up book would be my favourite. :)
Lovely ring!

Sam said...

These are such cute and creative ideas! Lovely ring, my fav would also be the pop up book idea (maybe because I am a book worm, lol) Have a wonderful and productive week ahead hun!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi Kim! That pop-up book is the most romantic proposal I think I've ever heard! Love it (and very lucky bride to have such a romantic husband!). Someone that I used to work with hired a plane to fly over with one of those banners attached that said will you marry me ... he had it scheduled to fly over just as they were on a beautiful autumn horseback ride. She was to arrive at the house and then they would drive out to go horseback riding and the plane would fly over at a specified time. He was just pins and needles trying to get there on time after she arrived a little late. They finally made it and when the plane flew over, she said "awwww, look! someone's proposing!" Then she saw her name at the end of "will you marry me ~~~~" and burst in tears. I thought that was pretty romantic too! Thanks for starting the week out so sweet, Kim love! xoxoxo ~S

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Style Journey said...

I love the scrabble engagement. That is so fun and creative! My husband proposed on Christmas Eve in 1999. It was pretty simple because he was super nervous, ha ha! Heather

Always Maylee said...

These are all such cute proposal ideas! Mine was a scavenger hunt, which I loved!

xo, Yi-chia
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Laura Go said...

The Scrabble proposal is super cute! Though I also know a few people who would totally LOVE the Taco Bell proposal!
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TheTinyHeart said...

The Scrabble proposal is so cute! I didn't have a very romantic proposal but that's okay.

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Anonymous said...

I love these proposals! They are very unique and cute.


Coco said...

Omg that ring is amaaaaaaaaziiiiing!!!! If only men were capable of devising such cute ways to pop up the question. A gorgeous ring like that would definitely make up for the lamest proposal...Lots of love candy bar!
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Lilli said...

Hi Kim! The way your dad proposed to your mom is really too sweet and romantic, definitely the way I prefer! The ring is really outstanding and the way you suggested are super adorable! Kisses dear! xo

Audrey Allure said...

That pop up book is such a cute idea!

lizchewy said...

The proposal ideas that you came up with are really sweet ^-^ That ring is really beautiful.


Leticia - Cosmetics Aficionado said...

These are really cute ideas!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

These are all very fun proposals. I really like the Scrabble proposal the best I think.

My hubs proposed to me the same way your dad proposed to your mom.

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Jo said...
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Jo said...

All the proposal stories sound soooo sweet with so much effort put into them. Out of them all, I definitely love the Scrabble proposal the best! I'm a nerd as such. Hehehe... The classic and simple proposal over dinner is sweet as well. My my my, I love your ring. You were given the ring for this sponsored post? Lucky lucky you!

My proposal story is here:

It started off with all the bad things one could ever imagine for a trip but Day 1 of the trip ended sweetly with the unexpected proposal.

Anonymous said...

too cute!!! I love the scratcher idea!!!!! If only girls could propose! lol Thanks for sharing kim!!

Anya Jensen said...

Gorgeous ideas of proposals and what a lovely ring :) Hope you are well my friend and had a lovely weekend,

jo said...

Hey Kim, what a beautiful post! My proposal story is like hey, we've been together for ages, let's get marry. Nothing romantic at all. Lol!! Having said that, my husband is the best! I'm so grateful for having him in my life. What a gorgeous ring you have! You should wear it more often because I know you're not an accessory girl. Hope you had a good weekend! Talk to you later, my friend.

xo Jo


Laura said...

Lovely post Kim and what a gorgeous diamond ring! :)

april said...

Very nice kim...great post and beautiful ring...my hubby proposed to me in a gazebo near the ocean overlooking the sunrise :)

littlemissandrea said...

Great post Kim! I love the board game proposal - it's too cute! There's this one website I love called howheasked.com and the proposals are amazing!

The ring is beautiful :)

LyddieGal said...

I think the scrabble proposal is really sweet! I'm not sure what my ideal proposal would be, but most importantly, it should be heartfelt.
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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What cute proposal ideas!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What a great idea!

These are fun!

My hubs proposed at a waterfall. : ) It was grand.

Jessica said...

love them all!!!!! super fun n cute

MOSAMUSE said...

looks beautiful!!!
umm... can they send me oen to review lol



I like hearing about unique proposals. We do game night with friends and that one sounds so cute! Hope your week is going well Kim. xo/Madison

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

My friend also proposed using Scrabble tiles! My husband surprised me by flying to Paris (I was already in France) and dropping down on one knee on the Ponte Neuf on the Seine river. He did a great job ;)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Mary @ cheap flights to beirut said...

Wow! Gorgeous stuff and remarkable option to propose our loving ones.

Sunny & Star said...

That ring is so pretty. Very classy.

I love hearing proposal stories. I'm such a hopeless romantic. The scrabble idea is so adorable.


Sonshu said...

This has to be one of your best posts ever Kim. Love the different ways to propose. Absolutely LOVELY.


Sara Gerard said...

Oh! Kim what a cute post! The scrable one is my favorite, too cute!


Such a "sweet" post. I love the scrabble proposal!


Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love all of your stories Kim! That Taco Bell sauce packet made me laugh!

xo Mary Jo

Lorena said...

I loved the Scrabble proposal - and the classic one from your parents.
If i had to be proposed to again, I would have it be really private- just the 2 of us.

Claire said...

what a gorgeous ring! seriously classic but fun. and the scrabble proposal is brilliant. seriously.


Meg De Gala said...

what a sweet proposal!!
mine was in Paris ;)

xoxo,Meg of Sweet Gala's

Stephanie G said...

oh the scrabble proposal sounds sweet :) i think i'll be happy if my man just asks over coffee.. lol

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Sabrina said...

I'm a sucker for more traditional proposals. No need for creative shows to get the message across!


Juneli said...

Awww, such sweet proposals! The saucy one was hilarious!
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

such cute ideas Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Diva In Me said...

That's a nice ring you received from Anjolee =)
That lottery one cracked me up! LOL!

Ivana said...

What a lovely and adorable post, Kim! Now, if only all the men could read this and get some inspiration on an original and unforgettable proposal :) I love the Scrabble one! And the ring is absolutely perfect!

xx Ivana

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oomph. said...

love the scrabble proposal! pretty ring, too. proposals ARE getting creative, but the classic ways are always nice.

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Monica said...

these are all such great creative ideas! my proposal was sweet and simple, my husband proposed on christmas morning which was prefect since it's our favorite holiday!

Be a Trader said...

This is beyond incredible, wow I am so impressed !!
What a lovely and adorable idea

engagement rings Melbourne said...

Greedy or what?? but those rings are so pretty and sparkling, i love diamond Kim. Wish i would there to build a collection of fine diamond.

Hope you had a good Easter weekend.

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Aaryan Mehra said...

Great ideas Kim...That ring is so lovely and pretty.
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