Did you know that more couples get engaged during the spring months than any other time of year? There’s just something about the warmer weather, blooming flowers and singing birds that seem to awaken love. If you’re thinking of proposing in the upcoming months, the experts at Conklyn’s Weddings have some excellent ideas to make your proposal one she will want to talk about with all of her friends.
In a Garden
Imagine being surrounded by the beauty, color, and fragrance of thousands of flowers in bloom as you get down on bended knee before your beloved to ask for her hand. In springtime, there’s simply nothing more romantic than a blooming garden. For a little privacy, consider the National Arboretum near Washington, DC, as it tends to be a little less populated than the National Botanical Gardens.
During a Hike
If you and your partner love the outdoors, a gentle hike is a great way to get to a scenic setting without alerting her to your plans. Winkler Botanical Preserve offers some great outdoor adventures near Alexandria as well as picturesque spots for popping the question.
On a Boat Ride
Consider taking your sweetheart out on a canoe or kayak for a unique look at spring in bloom. The solitude and beauty of the center of a lake or preserve is unbeatable, or you may choose to paddle to a nearby picnic that you set up ahead of time. Just be sure you don’t lose the ring overboard!
Under the Stars
Consider an evening of stargazing to set the mood for your big proposal. As the night sky transitions into spring, a late-night dessert picnic under the stars might be a beautiful and unique way to ask her to be yours forever. The Sky Meadows State Park near Alexandria offers a dedicated observation field near Bleak Hill House, making it a perfect spot to declare your love to the universe.
At a Ball Game
For baseball fans, there’s nothing like the start to the season. Baseball brings everyone outside to enjoy the fresh spring air and everyone finds themselves in a good mood at the start of the season. If the two of you enjoy a good Nationals game, consider proposing on the Jumbotron during the 7th inning stretch!
There’s nothing more magical than watching the sun melt into dusk at the end of the day. Stop by a shoreline or mountain ridge to catch the last rays in all their glory as you tell her how your love for her will never fade.
On a Scavenger Hunt
For a fun twist, send her on a scavenger hunt to locate special items. Stick to a theme by hiding items that go together. For instance, she’ll catch on to your campfire idea as she collects sticks, marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers for s’mores along the way. Be sure the last thing she finds is you on bended knee!
At a Picnic
Of course, springtime is a great excuse for a picnic, and the intimacy and sweetness provided by a picnic is a great opportunity to ask for her hand. Choose to playfully hide the ring among the champagne glasses, or simply start a conversation about how much you love her and let your heart take it from there.
Take advantage of the beauty and warmth that springtime brings with it as you plan your proposal. Getting outside is easy this season so you won’t need an excuse to bring her to a beautiful setting before popping the question. Just plan the perfect date for the two of you and be ready for magic. The wedding professionals at Conklyn’s Weddings also suggest hiring a photographer to be lurking out of sight nearby to capture the moment. Make this day the one she wants to relive over and over with a creative springtime proposal.