Epic Emmy Proposal Leaves Us Craving More: Let's Share Our Marriage Proposals! by Jessica Acree

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11 months ago

It’s the moment every woman dreams of … to be completely surprised by a thoughtful, well-executed proposal; a true, fairytale story worth retelling over and over to anyone who will listen.

Director Glenn Weiss did just that at the 70th Emmy Awards, turning his acceptance speech into a powerful profession of gratitude and love for his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen. There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd (or at home) as he put his late mother’s ring on her finger. 

My husband proposed to me in a driveway, barefoot, while our friends waited with a champagne toast inside to celebrate my obviously predicted “yes!” We had rented a house to celebrate my 30th birthday. He planned to make a big toast and drop the question in front of everyone, but sensing my “center-of-attention” anxiety over what I knew was coming, he made a spontaneous shift and dropped down on one knee after an afternoon at the beach. Just the two of us. Beaming.

It was still incredible. A milestone moment in our own epic love story. No matter how it happens, big or small, proposals are worth retelling – the next chapter in each beautiful journey.

Let’s keep the good vibes going. Share your proposal story below! 

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I love this story and your story, too, Jessica Acree ! So romantic! My husband Dieter Schmitz proposed to me in the Alps at midnight on New Year’s Eve as fireworks were lighting up the Austrian countryside. I nearly passed out from the excitement!
Jessica Acree
Ahhhh... I knew you'd have something wonderful to share! How amazing! Thank you for letting us have a little sneak peek at the moment! LOVE the pictures! Nice work Dieter Schmitz :) Each of you snagged a good one!
JacquCone
Ours wasn't as glamorous, but certainly one I will never forget. April 13, 2013. A day in Michigan in which we had all 4 seasons in one day. Lol. My husband had it all planned out...we were going to Frankenmuth, he was going to take me on a carriage ride and ask...but it was sleeting so the horses weren't out. We opted to walk around and got warm doing so as the sun came out. We went across the covered bridge and he stopped about half way across and asked ❤ he looked down, took my hand, ringless, and we walked across the bridge. After we got off the bridge he asked again a d then out the ring on my finger. He said he was nervous about putting it on on the bridge for fear he'd drop it and it would go through the slats. Lol. We celebrated 4 years this year!
Jessica Acree
I love everything about this! That's REAL LIFE for ya... the goal might be a fairy tale, but the reality is that it's just not how things play out (most of the time). Your story is so sweet! He wanted you to be his wife so badly, he wasn't going to reschedule the big moment... makes it all the more memorable <3
Jessica Acree
JacquCone ALSO - What a pleasant surprise to see you here... it totally MADE MY DAY! Jenna Walczak just stopped by too! <3 #tribevibesrundeep
Donna John
Will try to keep this short! :-) He took me to Vegas and I had no idea he was going to propose. He had made reservations at a favorite steakhouse of ours, SW in the Wynn, for the first night we were there (he had been working with the manager of the restaurant for a while to make it happen). First, I found out Clay Walker was there that night and wanted to go to that and move our reservation. He said they would charge us if we cancelled, which I knew was B.S. Was a little annoyed, but moved on. We went to the bar in the hotel for a while and I proceeded to do what we usually do our first night in Vegas – shots, shots, shots. Lol He kept telling me I didn’t need to do that. Hmm. Whatever. I did. We went back to the room for a while and I fell asleep. MISTAKE. Woke up feeling like I had been hit by a train. (Need to speed this up…) Got to restaurant, had no appetite, chugged water like a dehydrated camel (the waiter eventually just stood beside our table to refill), ordered a $60 steak I couldn’t eat (took one bite and spit it into my napkin). Got up to go to the restroom (again!) and it was when they were walking out with the dessert and ring (I didn’t see them). They had to go back into the kitchen until I came back. They came out and did their thing. I said yes. Started feeling better not too long after that. Carried that damn steak around for a couple hours (guilt for not eating it!), then finally threw it away. It was a memorable proposal. The next night we celebrated at Gordan Ramsey’s Steak, and I ate every bite of my ribeye. :-)
Jessica Acree
Oh my gosh, this cracked me up!!! YOU are hilarious. I love all of the real talk. He was so thoughtful in doing all of his pre-planning too! You definitely found a keeper, that's for sure :) He wasn't going to let all of the shots SHOTS or a bad hangover keep him from keeping YOU! <3 Donna John
Donna John
It definitely was real. He learned not to go to Dick's Last Resort and sit at the bar. The bartenders are rude on purpose and practically dare you to drink. Still need to see Clay Walker... ;-)
Jessica Acree
Donna John I love knowing that you won't back down from a challenge! :-D
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG, all these stories are great! Donna John , haha! You’re a trouper for getting up after the shots. I’d have been out for the night! JacquCone , what a great story! Happy four years to you. Jessica Acree , yours is so sweet and I love that photo of you two!! ❤️💗❤️💗
Jessica Acree
So fun, right?! Thanks! My friend made us "reenact" the moment so she could get a picture, lol

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