While COVID-19 has spoiled many special occasions, we are firm believers that love will always find a way to prevail. In turn, many people have let their creativity shine through and popped the question in the most unique ways possible.
Here are the best quarantine marriage proposals!
Bringing Paris To Virginia
Luke McClong didn’t let his proposal plans go to waste. Instead, he brought the iconic City of Love to Virginia! After drawing the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe on a brick wall, he escorted girlfriend Erika Diffendall to his version of a homemade Paris and popped the question. The adorable proposal story even caught the attention of actor John Krasinski, who featured the moment on his new YouTube series.
Surprised Via Zoom
While quarantining together in Delaware, PJ Bruno still found a way to propose to girlfriend Jaz Zepatos in front of friends and family. Without Zepatos knowing, Bruno invited friends and family to join a Zoom call to witness the engagement.
“In the midst of global chaos, PJ managed to find a way to gather our closest friends and family to create one of the most magical moments of my life. Thank you to everyone who took part in our special day from the safety of your homes. We love you so much. When this is all over we’re going to hug and cheers and laugh together.”
Jaz Zepatos, via Instagram
Who Needs Las Vegas?
Although James Dillon didn’t propose to Kelly Whalen in Las Vegas like he originally planned, his back-up plan turned out to be just as special. The night before the couple was supposed to fly out, Whalen walked up the steps to find Dillon on one knee. Following the proposal, Dillon and Whalen called upon Fabian Photo + Films for an epic (and socially distant) engagement shoot.
“It wasn’t an elaborate Vegas proposal, it wasn’t glamorous, but it was OURS, and in this crazy insane time, it was ONE thing that actually made sense, and good lord, if I have to be quarantined with anyone it’s this guy,”
Kelly Whalen, via Instagram
Pups & Sweatpants
In quarantine, days are spent in sweatpants and makeup-free. And that’s exactly how Bill Allen and Kristen Ley were when they got engaged! Allen spread rose petals throughout the couple’s living room and even enlisted the help of their two dogs to pop the question.
“The best news of my life. Bill & I are engaged, in sweatpants, no makeup and dirty hair. It was perfect.”
Kristen Ley, via Instagram
Busted By Beach Patrol
Francesca Harris and Maximiliano Adame wanted to enjoy a relaxing day at Venice Beach, completely forgetting about the state’s order to close beaches. Adame had planned to propose on the date but before he could pop the question, the couple was approached by beach patrol. As Harris grabbed their beach towels, Adame immediately got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.
“I love this very honest and completely unplanned engagement pic, simply full of our love.”
Francesca Harris, via Instagram
A Family Affair
Jo Solis recruited the help of his two young sons, Dominic and Evan, to propose to girlfriend Vanessa Palomo at home. The sons each wrote Palomo letters asking her to marry their father. When she was done reading the handwritten notes, Solis dropped to one knee and presented her a ring. We love when a proposal turns into a family affair!
Brandon Chambers went all out for his girlfriend, Lauren Elyce Price’s birthday present-turned-surprise-proposal. He transformed their home into a romantic restaurant and even hired someone to serenade the couple as they dined. Eventually, he got down on one knee with a ring!
“I cry every single time I watch this video. Our friends & family couldn’t be there to witness the engagement and I am SO happy Brandon documented every single detail. A memory we’ll have archived forever.”
Lauren Elyce Price, via Instagram
On a normal day, a proposal in the middle of a street in Fort Worth, Texas probably isn’t possible. But in the quarantine-era, it is easy to get a street to yourself – and Angel Garza took the opportunity to propose to girlfriend Alyssa that way. The gesture seemed to be a surprise, with Garza recruiting wedding photographer Mr. and Mrs. Archer to capture the moment!
Masked & Ready
A New Jersey police officer hadn’t seen his girlfriend Beth Salamon in a month, but that didn’t stop him from proposing the second they were reunited! He surprised Salamon with breakfast in bed while wearing a mask that read “WYMM,” as in, “Will you marry me?” She responded by writing “Yes” on a face mask of her own!
“It’s been very lonely to be apart. It took us so long to find each other, we don’t want to waste a moment. I was over the moon just to see him again. When he proposed, it was the most meaningful moment of my life, especially after worrying about his safety daily. This virus has made love more important than ever. Human connection is everything.”
No diamond ring? No problem! When Coronavirus stopped Chris Crane from engagement ring shopping, he didn’t let that stop him from popping the question to Kristen Dejong. He got down on one knee with a ring pop during quarantine—scoring him major points for creativity!
“So this happened. Yes it is a ring pop. We’re getting hitched!”