Surprise marriage proposals and on-the-spot weddings are making for some very short engagements!
Not everyone loves a surprise, but for those that do, these real-life Colorado engagement and on-the-spot wedding stories will get your creative wheels turning—maybe one will ring true for you. It’s not unusual for the marriage proposal itself to be a surprise—but combining a surprise proposal with a surprise, on-the-spot wedding? Believe it or not, as wedding costs rise and Millennials seek out unforgettable experiences in favor of big, expensive weddings, this singular style of marriage proposal + surprise wedding resonates with this generation’s taste for the unique. To successfully pull off a proposal like this, you’ll need to enlist the help of friends and family. Start early. There’s more to planning an over-the-top marriage proposal and/or on-the-spot wedding than you may think!
1.) Outdoorsy Denver couple Catie Bossard and Zach Baldwin visited Vail, Colorado and rode the gondola to the top of the mountain to take in the breathtaking view. Ms. Bossard probably didn’t think things could get much better than enjoying time in the outdoors with her boyfriend of one year, until he proposed on bended knee with a stunning diamond engagement ring. To add even more excitement to the day, Baldwin then asked Ms. Bossard to marry him right then and there. Their family and friends were in on the surprise marriage proposal and wedding, and they had thought of everything, from the dress to the bouquet and all the details in between. Denver’s Channel 7 covers the full story here.
2.) Kelly Jensen, an interactive media producer at Denver’s NBC affiliate, 9NEWS, thought she was covering a story at the Denver Downtown Aquarium about sea otters. In the Inside Edition video, Ms. Jensen is seen carefully positioning the camera, when three of the adorable sea mammals, Blue, Slater and Emmet, held up a sign written by Ms. Jensen’s soon-to-be-fiancé, asking her to marry him. He dropped to his knee and presented her with a diamond engagement ring, and conveniently, the cameras were already rolling to capture the special moment when she responded with a resounding yes! While the pair didn’t tie the knot on the spot, the Downtown Aquarium would be an amazing venue for a wedding, offering undersea views of their many habitats and overlooking Denver’s Elitch Gardens.
3.) Charles Albi said “Train stations were the great cathedrals of America,” and Evin More proved that statement to be truer than ever this March. His surprise proposal was one of the shortest, and most successful, engagements ever. Mr. More opted for a proposal and surprise wedding with a distinctly urban flare. He presented his future wife, Bethany Lewis, with a diamond engagement ring in Denver’s Union Station, where they were married shortly after. Mr. More recruited friends and family from all over the country to accomplish this romantic surprise, including more than 40 guests who flew in from around the country. Right after their reception at the Wynkoop Brewery, the newly engaged and quickly married couple departed for their vacation-turned-honeymoon to Hawaii, which they had conveniently been planning for months. Check out the full story on 9NEWS.
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