Preparing to ask for the hand of your beloved is an exhilarating but anxiety-ridden event, especially in today’s society, where many proposals are videotaped and shared on social media. Getting it right requires more than just shopping for the right ring at Lansing jewelers. It also means getting the right answer to the question you’re about to pop and creating a memory worthy of a lifetime of retelling.
Here are some movie-worthy proposals sure to capture your intended's hand and heart.
In the 2003 film, a language barrier complicates a sweet proposal. Jamie, played by Colin Firth, courts his Portuguese housekeeper. He spends weeks attempting to learn Aurelia’s language, while unbeknownst to him, she is working to learn English for him! He offers his hand, poorly, in Portuguese and she responds in English in a very public proposal at her work—a Portuguese restaurant.
Pride and Prejudice
In this timeless Jane Austen classic, Fitzwilliam Darcy, again portrayed by Colin Firth, proposes early in the 1995 film to Elizabeth Bennet, played by Jennifer Ehle. Elizabeth coldly rejects his offer, despite his great wealth and social standing. However, Darcy grows on her as they continue their uneasy acquaintance. The proposal in which Elizabeth says yes is actually a quiet moment. Darcy asks her as they walk in a field whether she still feels as she did the first time he proposed. “My feelings remain unchanged,” he tells her. She continues walking and says, “My feelings, my feelings are so very different… In fact, they’re quite the opposite.” And they continue walking.
The best love stories are written to lovely melodies, and in 1998’s The Wedding Singer, Robbie, portrayed by Adam Sandler, writes and guitars his way through a personalized proposal song, “Grow Old with You.” The sweet song brings Julia, portrayed by Drew Barrymore, almost to joyful tears as she accepts his hand in marriage.
When you’re starting a life with someone, getting it perfect isn’t easy. You’ll spend plenty of time at Lansing jewelers choosing the perfect rock, but don’t forget to plan something special for when you pop the question.
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