I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

The First Event


The majority of the time, the weddings and elaborate engagement shoots are planned and styled by the brides, if not by professional planners. For the proposal, on the other hand, the groom-to-be gets to plan things his way. I love the different ways guys choose to be creative for such a special moment. As you’ll see from these fabulously photographed proposals, they can vary from incredibly elaborate to simple and sweet, but they’re all romantic, sentimental, and pretty darn perfect!

 {This couple’s first date was at Starbucks, so naturally, the groom created a Starbucks in the woods, complete with the same drinks they had on the first date, mugs from places they had been together, and a “Wi-Fy” sign! So adorable, and what a great story! Featured on Green Wedding Shoes}

{A scavenger hunt to an Anthropologie-inspired beach set up, a love letter, and the sunset… so romantic, and a beautiful spin off of the typical beach engagement. This is one of my favorites! Featured on Ruffled}

{Here’s the definition of elaborate! The groom surprised his bride with a package of letter-pressed instructions… leading her all the way to Rome, where he proposed! Read the whole adorable story on Style Me Pretty}

{I love how this proposal combines simplicity and uniqueness. A pretty white chair and a fence full of bright balloons and pictures of the couple is a sweet and simple backdrop. Then add a singing groom and his barbershop quartet, and you have a completely fun and spirited proposal! Featured on Green Wedding Shoes}

What’s your favorite proposal story? :)








  1. Dana says:

    the guys face in the last picture. too cute! this is a lovely and happy post!

  2. WOW! these proposals are seriously elaborate. I have never, ever heard of anything like that. The most elaborate proposals I’d heard of before readig this don’t even come CLOSE, haha.

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