When it comes to getting engaged, celebrities always seem to take things up a notch. From extravagant proposals on national television to over-the-top stunts that shut down city streets, Hollywood’s elite knows how to propose unforgettably. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your big moment, check out these six celebrity proposals that will have you reaching for the tissues.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Merkle’s engagement might just be the most talked-about proposal of the decade. After dating for over a year, Prince Harry popped the question during a cozy night at their cottage in Kensington Palace. He reportedly used a diamond from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection to create Meghan’s stunning engagement ring. Meghan Markle wore the ring during their official engagement announcement, which took place at Kensington Palace’s Sunken Gardens. When it comes to engagement rings, there is one of the largest selections online available. On their wedding day, Meghan Markle wore a different engagement ring, which belonged to Prince Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. They were married just over a year later in a gorgeous ceremony at Windsor Castle. Today, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child together.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement was announced to the world in November 2010, after months of speculation. The couple had been together for over eight years before William proposed during a trip to Kenya. He gave Kate his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring, which features a 12-carat sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds. Their wedding was held at Westminster Abbey just a few months later and was watched by millions around the world. Kate wore a now-iconic wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. This royal couple is now the parents of three adorable children.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian in October 2013 with a lavish display that included shutting down San Francisco’s AT&T Park, where he rented out an entire baseball stadium. He hired a 50-piece orchestra to play Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” as he popped the question in front of family and friends. The couple’s wedding was just as over-the-top, with a reported budget of $12 million. They are now the parents of three children. This engagement came just months after the birth of their first child, North West. Kanye and Kim are now married with three children.
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara
Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofia Vergara in December 2014 with a stunning six-carat diamond ring. The couple had been dating for just six months when Joe popped the question during a romantic hike in Hawaii. After Sofia said yes, the two enjoyed a celebratory dinner at one of their favorite restaurants. They were married the following year in a lavish ceremony at The Breakers Palm Beach resort. Sofia wore a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown, and the couple’s wedding cake was nine tiers tall. They are now one of Hollywood’s most enviable couples.
Pink and Carey Hart
Pink and Carey Hart have a unique love story that began with a marriage proposal at the VMAs. Pink was performing at the awards show in August 2001 when Carey rode onto the stage on a dirt bike and held up a sign that said, “Will you marry me?” Unfortunately, Pink didn’t see the sign and continued with her performance. Carey later said that he didn’t expect her to say yes, but she did. The famous singer wore a pink diamond engagement ring that Carey had designed himself. The couple was married the following year, and they have since welcomed two children. They are now one of Hollywood’s longest-lasting couples.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka met in 2004, and they got engaged just two years later. Neil proposed with a stunning diamond ring while the couple was vacationing in Italy. They were married in September 2014 in an intimate ceremony at a New York City park. The couple’s wedding cake was made by Buddy Valastro, star of the TV show “Cake Boss.” They are now the proud parents of two children. Neil and David are one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples. They are often seen attending red carpet events and award shows together.
These are just a few of the most memorable celebrity engagement stories. While not all of us can have a proposal that involves shutting down a baseball stadium or renting out an entire castle, there are some lessons to be learned from these A-list couples. When it comes to love, it’s clear that anything is possible. So, dream big and never give up on your fairytale ending. After all, you never know when your very own prince or princess might come along.