As we are celebrating all things proposals this month, we knew we had to round up some of our favourites, so we have plenty of proposal fun coming your way, We’ve done the hard work for you and today? We encourage you to get out the tissues because we’ve got ten of our favourite tearjerker proposals that made us do a little bit of ugly crying in our offices (though I have to be honest, every single proposal does that to me).

The Letter Proposal

When a beautifully written letter turns into something so much more. This is one you need to watch in full, with tissues, a cup of tea, and a loved one to hug afterwards because it will get you where it hurts.


The Airplane Proposal

When you’re flying, literally on top of the world, you don’t expect something to go wrong. but this surprise proposal ended in the sweetest of ways.

Youtube/Anthong Bordignon

The Love Actually Proposal

That scene from Love Actually is always a favourite for any movie fan and when Allan decided to surprise his girlfriend by using it to propose, well it still holds a special place in my proposal loving heart.

Youtube/Caters Clips

The Peter Pan Proposal

I love the sweetness of this proposal when a story becomes something a little bit more in the most lovely of ways.

Youtube/Chris Bresky

The I Made It Myself Proposal

I am such a lover of handmade anything and this beautiful piece the groom to be made for his future fiancee held the most wonderful of secrets.

Youtube/Carly Stene

The “Up” Proposal

There is, of course, a  reason why the couple from “Up” are so well loved. This sweet proposal gives a beautiful nod to a beautiful match.

Youtube/Eric Dutze

The At Home Proposal

Danielle Monet thought she was having a beautiful Christmas day with her beau, but it turned into something so much more. At home, proposals are some of my absolute favourites.

Youtube/Danielle Monet

The Street Sign proposal

I am a lover of feel good, and this one ticks all the boxes. An utterly surprised bride to be, plenty of laughter and plenty of tears. I love it!

Youtube/Alissa Haslam

The Luck Proposal

I have watched this one so many time over the years and it still gets me every time. I love every moment of it and it remains a special favourite.

LUCK – Proposal to Sandra from Aria Melody DJ on Vimeo.

Youtube/Aria Melody DJ

The Mountain Proposal

This one, for me, had to be included because of the emotion. Because, no matter how grand, how much planning, how much expense, drama and detail, the moment of the proposal is solely between just two ad that is evident here.

Youtube/Monica Moore Smith

Image by Thom Milkovic

Jane’s surprise Brisbane proposal went off with a bang – quite literally! With Tin popping the question amidst an incredible fireworks display. Today Jane tells us all about her romantic proposal.

Tin and I have known each other since high school however it wasn’t until we were reintroduced by our best friends, Donna and Somah, in our early 20s that things started to blossom. We started dating and knew this was something special, I would always be so excited to see him and we would both always try to prolong our time together on our dates.

Although Tin is usually not much of a planner, he organised an unforgettable proposal on my 27th birthday with a little help from my 4 best friends. What I thought was a surprise girl’s dinner turned out to be surprise engagement with 50 of our closest family and friends. The girls blindfolded me and led me down a path where Tin and our friends where quietly waiting.

When we arrived I heard fire crackers. I screamed and removed my blindfold to see my fiancé on one knee in front of a custom firework banner reading ‘WILL YOU MARRY ME JANE’. Tin hugged me and said ‘there are many ways to be happy in life but all I need is you’. With tears streaming down my face, I said YES!

A symphony of fireworks then erupted from the river. After all the emotion Tin led us inside to another surprise. He had organised a sit down 3 course dinner with white roses and candles scattered around the room. As it was my birthday Tin and the girls arranged a cake with a topper to match my engagement ring. I can safely say it was one of the best nights of my life.

Following this romantic surprise proposal, Jane and Tin later married at the very same venue this proposal took place at, Brisbane’s Victoria Park with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants.

Ms Zebra Says: I’m always amazed at the incredible ways partners, friends & families surprise their loved ones! How special that not only was it a birthday to celebrate, but an engagement too!

About Brisbane City Celebrants: We are a modern, happy and passionate wedding celebrant duo that simply LOVE celebrating love!

Venue: Victoria Park / Cinematographer: Cinewerkes


To all future grooms! If you are keen to propose, but lack imagination and the “styling” element needed to really nail the surprise and beauty of a proposal AND you think a dreamy, fairytale style is up her alley, then take out your pen and paper and take note!

Proposals don’t need to happen in a fancy venue or setting, they can be just as romantic, maybe even more so, in your own home!

Firstly, there is a very good chance you will catch your future bride-to-be by complete surprise (bonus points!), and how special would it be to remember those warm and fuzzy feelings every day when you walk past that special spot in your home?! We currently have many brides selecting a Fairy tale theme to style their wedding.

If you think that could be the path your brides goes down, why not start at the proposal? The feature piece of a Fairy tale theme proposal has to be this fantastic Life-size Fairy Tale Book!. The book can be customised to say your own special wording on the pages. You could recall the story of where you first met, write some special words of why you would like your leading lady to become your wife, or simply write the words ‘Will You Marry Me?’ across the page.
Turn off all the lights and leave a trail of rose petals leading to your favourite room. Fill the room with candle, flowers and wooden logs surrounding the centre point – the giant book.

Tears of joy and a YES guaranteed!

Photographer: Amanda Kilbourn Photography / Venue: Dreamcatching Yarra Ranges / Styling: Kelly Ann Events / Giant Book Graphic Design: Stekki Designs / Prop Hire: Kelly Ann Events