Marriage is arguably one of the most important milestones in the life of a person. But before they could finally walk down the aisle and exchange “I dos,” there are couples who surely have unique, sweet, and thrilling ways on how one of them, usually the man, professed their yearning to spend the rest of their life with their partner.
And in this Kapamilya Snaps feature, let’s look back on 10 of the most adorable and most unforgettable celebrity wedding proposals we’ve witnessed through the years!
Luis Manzano prepared for a year before popping the question to Jessy Mendiola.
Their relationship may have started out tumultuously and continued to be shrouded with controversies, but Luis and Jessy were able to attest in the end the oft-quoted Filipino aphorism, “Sa hinaba-haba ng prusisyon, sa simbahan din ang tuloy.”
After three years of being together, the I Can See Your Voice host finally proposed to his beloved “how-how” in October 2020, although they only revealed it later in December by sharing some photos from their dreamy shoot in Amanpulo, where they recreated their original proposal. His supposed surprised proposal may have gotten spoiled by someone close to them, but they just chose to move forward from it and just perceive it as a “unique” experience.
Neil Arce asked Angel Locsin’s hand for marriage while honoring her beloved father.
From being longtime barkadas, Angel and Neil eventually become one of our ultimate #CoupleGoals. After dating for just over a year, the two got engaged in June 2019 in the presence of her family, particularly her beloved Daddy Angel Colmenares.
In an interview, the actress-host imparted that Neil proposed to her while they’re having a family dinner on Father’s Day that year after her shooting for the action-drama series The General’s Daughter.
Sarah Geronimo received two engagement rings from Matteo Guidicelli.
We can say that Matteo loves Sarah so much as he didn’t only propose to her once, but twice! Years after confirming that they’d been in a relationship for over a year already back in 2014, they finally announced in November 2019 that they’re already engaged.
As he asked the Popstar Royalty to marry him twice, first in Italy then in Cebu, he also gave her two engagement rings – one from his grandmother, while the other one was crafted by his jeweler brother-in-law.
Miguel CuUnjieng kept it simple yet sweet when he popped the question to Yam Concepcion.
Yam and Miguel have indeed served as an inspiration to a lot of couples, especially those who are also in a long-distance relationship like they used to before. And in June 2021, they surprised us when they shared on Instagram that they’d been actually engaged since 2018 while having their vacation in Niseko, Japan.
In a YouTube video, the actress explained that they agreed to wait for two years because she wanted to focus first on her work. At the time, she just scored her breakthrough role as Jade in the controversial series Halik, and her next projects Love Thy Woman and Init sa Magdamag, were already lined up, as well.
Richard Gutierrez proposed to Sarah Lahbati atop a mountain in Switzerland.
After being together for five years and being blessed with a firstborn named Zion who was born in 2012, Richard finally got down on one knee and popped the question to Sarah during a trip to Switzerland in July 2017.
The couple shared different photos of the sweet moment on IG, with the FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actor captioning his post, “I love you and I can't wait to start this new chapter of our lives together,” while his wife wrote, “The stars aligned in the universe and this happened. I'm marrying my best friend”.
Iza Calzado said “yes” to Ben Wintle in front of their families and closest friends.
They were also in the fifth year of their relationship when Iza and her Filipino-British sweetheart Ben got engaged in 2017 at a famous dining place in Tagaytay City. Just when she thought that they were only having a typical Sunday lunch with their families and close friends, the Kapamilya actress was indeed in shock when he suddenly knelt on one knee and popped the question to her.
In an interview, she disclosed how much she appreciated that Ben proposed to her in Tagalog even though he does not speak the language.
Anne Curtis and Erwan Heusaff got engaged during a hiking trip in NYC.
Undoubtedly, Anne and Erwan are among the most well-loved couples in the local entertainment scene. Thus, many were absolutely delighted when they announced their engagement in December 2016, after six years of being together.
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, it was revealed that he asked the It’s Showtime host to be his wife while they were in the middle of a hike in New York City, USA.
Bianca Gonzalez’s engagement with JC Intal was like a movie scene.
The Pinoy Big Brother host and his now-husband JC indeed created a scene at the airport when the basketball player surprisingly proposed to her in March 2014 while they were at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for she was about to leave then for London.
But that didn’t simply end there as Bianca shared on IG afterwards that throughout her flight, she received three different notes from him with the help of the flight crew and even the pilot. Sweet, right?
John Prats organized a flash mob to ask Isabel Oli “Will you marry me?”
Arguably, the most extravagant and, literally, the largest proposal in this list was that of John. It can be recalled that he occupied a mall in Quezon City, hired a number of dancers, and sought the help of his family and friends in order to pull off a grand wedding proposal for his then-girlfriend of two years Isabel.
Luckily, the actress agreed to be his wife, making all the efforts and sacrifices exerted by the actor-turned-director in organizing a flash mob definitely all worth it.
Judy Ann Santos was asked by Ryan Agoncillo to be his wife through a specially published book.
Last, but definitely not the least, is the creative and heartwarming proposal of Ryan to Judy Ann many years ago. In 2008, she was spotted wearing a diamond ring, which many assumed was just a birthday gift from him. Not long after, they confirmed that it was indeed their engagement ring.
In an interview with Karen Davila, the seasoned host shared that he published a book of behind-the-scenes photos from the actress’ movie “Ploning.” And one book was particularly printed with the question “Will you marry me?”
Kapamilya, which among these celebrity proposals would you wish to also happen to you in the future?