“I want to spend the rest of my life with this woman”
These were the words that were running through Benjie’s mind when he finally decided he is ready to pop the question. Criselda was taken by surprise when Benjie brought her to a place that had a special significance to them. It was one of the very first few places they went to for their dates which has now become the backdrop for their memorable Sofitel marriage proposal.
“I wasn’t expecting the proposal that night. I actually thought that he just forgot to buy me a Christmas present and decided to take me out to dinner instead.”
Benjie and Criselda were high school mates and college course mates but Criselda was one batch lower. They have worked together as part of an art committee during college but their friendship never grew from there. It was only when they got reintroduced to each other that they were able to reconnect, get to know each other and got closer. After a year, they officially became a couple.
A cup of coffee can lead to many things: a productive day, energy to keep you going, and a lifetime of love. For Ricky and Cathy, sharing more than a hundred cups of coffee between them paved the way for a walk to the altar.
Ricky and Catherine met and fell in love in a coffee shop when they were college students. Over cups of coffee, they bonded on school work and slowly got to know each other better. The walls of the café stood witness to their blossoming relationship, and provided a venue for their doses of caffeine and talking about their dreams.
So it’s no surprise when, eight years later, Ricky chose a coffee shop to mark a milestone in their relationship. He picked Luna Specialty Coffee in BGC to gather their closest friends and ask Cathy to be his wife.
“She’s been my best friend, my travel buddy, and my girlfriend and we’ve grown together through a lot of adventures. The decision to propose came when I felt that all my goals and aspirations I had already involved her.”
All husbands-to-be should be willing to go the extra mile for their potential wives—and Kenneth was no exemption. But before preparing for his heartfelt yet simple cafe proposal, he first prepared himself to become the best version of himself and a worthy lifetime partner to Aren.
Kenneth and Aren were classmates at their high school in Batangas, nothing more. Although they did share a weird scenario during Physics wherein Aren asked Kenneth to hold an ice cube that wasn’t connected to their class experiment at all. You’d think this quirky moment would’ve led to some sparks. But it wasn’t until they became classmates again in college when they actually became close friends. And slowly, their friendship developed into a something that looked and felt a lot like love.
Bob’s surprise proposal to Zab was both a surprise for her and everyone else they were with that day.
Men normally do marriage proposals as a surprise to their lady-love. It’s just a matter of how they execute the surprise that varies from one couple to another.
Bob & Zab are the boyfriend-girlfriend duo behind Bob & Zab Wedding & Lifestyle Photography — well, now they’re a fiancée-fiance duo. So one would wonder how a photographer who has probably shot so many couple prenups, weddings or even proposals mount his own proposal.
Surely, when you know someone who works in the wedding industry, you can expect them to get “things” done very creatively. Now, a spoken word proposal is definitely one of these “things”.
Eman, the owner of Pixelfish Concept PH, wanted to do out something different for his proposal. So he decided to do it through something he’s always wanted to try, Spoken Word. But he never really had the perfect place in mind for his plan. Then about a month before the proposal, Yvette expressed that she wanted to experience the feeling of camping since she never got to experience it as a child. Eman saw this as a perfect opportunity and decided to indulge her. She told her to gather all their friends and invite them for a camping trip for his birthday. Of course, Yvette was very excited to do all the planning. Imagine that, he even got her to plan the trip for his proposal without her knowing!
Some of the most important things in life aren’t taught in school: how to manoeuvre your way through EDSA carmageddons, how to “make tawad” at the tiangges, how to get your boyfriend’s mom to adore you, and how to propose to your girlfriend in the way that will make her want to squeal “yes!” before you even take out the ring.
There are literally hundreds of ways to make a marriage proposal. But today, we want to help you out by making sure you avoid what, to some people, are the worst proposal fails ever.
We asked married and single Filipinos alike: “What should a guy NOT do when proposing?”