Welcome to Proposal Season in Philadelphia!

All the inspiration you need for popping the question.

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Photograph by Heather McBride Photography

If you’re thinking of popping the question over the next few months, you’ve come to the right place. Right now, we’re celebrating all the best Philadelphia proposals to get you in the “I do” spirit. Why? Well, we love a good proposal, after all. But more to the point: The period between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day is traditionally one of the more popular times to get engaged — thanks, of course, to all the mistletoe and merriment.

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For the next few months, in addition to our real weddings, Real Talk, vendor and venue guides, we’ll be sharing everything you need to make the most of your proposal in Philly. We’ll share real stories from local couples who’ve pulled off only-in-Philly approaches. We’ll deliver guides to get you prepped for the big moment. And we’ll pepper in some of our favorite engagement photo shoots, too. So keep on coming back, because we’ll keeping adding content here as it publishes. And if you’re interested in seeing your proposal story and photos on this page, instructions on how to submit to our editorial team can be found right here.

Read on for some of the stories we’ve covered this year.

News and Guides

13 Philly Spots for Holiday-Cheer-Filled Engagement Photos

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Allyson Hawk and Tyler Shotto / Photograph by Jessica Manns Photography

Now all we need is some mistletoe. Read more here.

18 Super-Scenic Spots to Propose Around Philadelphia

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Photography by RingShot Photography (left) and Jessica Manns Photography

Local photographers share their favorite parks, buildings, rooftops and more for popping the question. Read more here.

Proposal Stories

A Holiday McGillin’s Olde Ale House Proposal Almost 40 Years in the Making

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Ivy Jackson and Joseph Scott / Photograph courtesy of McGillin’s Old Ale House

The couple initially met in 1985 while working at the historic tavern. Read more here.

Just a Touching Proposal Amid the Garden at Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center

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Sonia Panchal and Raghav Sahni’s Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center proposal / Photograph by Jessica Plasha

The groom-to-be carried a fresh handkerchief in case his beloved started to cry when he popped the question. Read more here.

Look at All of the Sweet Rescue Puppies at This Proposal

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Anthony (Ant) Dominick staged a puppy proposal for Alexis (Lexi) Scaffidi. / Photograph by Donte Fisher of Fisher Visuals

The bride always wanted “baby animals” around when she got engaged. Read more here.

How a Very Extra “Yes” Made This Philly Proposal Go Viral on TikTok

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This Bourse Philadelphia proposal went viral after John Denning (right) popped the question and Anthony Tufano’s hilarious reaction was caught on video. / Photograph courtesy of the couple

“The best part … is the outreach we’ve gotten from the younger queer community.” Read more here.

The Festive Peddler’s Village Proposal of a Philly Fitness Pro

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Angelena Minniti and Mike Stampone’s Peddler’s Village proposal took place over the holidays. / Photograph by Alex Suber

AMFITNESS LLC owner Angelena Minniti got engaged during the holiday season in Bucks County. Read more here.

This New Jersey Christmas Tree Farm Proposal Is Straight Out of a Holiday Rom-Com

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Stevie Snyder’s (left) New Jersey Christmas tree farm proposal completely surprised Casey Hoffmann. / Photograph by Heather McBride Photography

Stevie Snyder DM’d Taylor Swift to see if she’d participate in the proposal. When the singer didn’t answer, Plan B was put into place. Read more here.

Just a Really Romantic Candlelit Addison Street Proposal

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Leigh Kurtzman and Lee Goldberg’s Addison Street engagement took place in the fall. / Photograph by Rachel Rosenstein Photography

The bride-to-be works at L. Priori Jewelry and helped design her own ring. Read more here.

Engagement Sessions

What Do Wheel of Fortune, Superpowers and the Rodin Museum Have in Common? These Engagement Photos

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Zainep Mahmoud and Shawn Jones’s Rodin Museum engagement photos were glamorous. / Photograph by Terri Baskin Photography

The couple wanted to set the tone for the wedding day with elevated attire, games and a nod to their past. Read more here.

A Purple Royalty-Themed Engagement-Photo Session at Philly Landmarks

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Sabria Harden and Anthony Reed’s engagement photos were taken at Philly landmarks. / Photograph by Jamie Stowe

“As a couple, we are powerful together,” says the bride-to-be. Read more here.

A Cherry Street Pier Proposal and Cira Green Engagement Sesh That Set the Mood for Summer

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Angela Grimley and Michael Remsen’s Cira Green engagement-photo session included their pup, Judo. / Photograph by Michele Granja of One L Photography

The couple’s dog stole the show. Read more here.

This Gorgeous Bucks County Engagement Session Was Inspired by Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

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Nikki James and Jamison Hoffman’s Bucks County engagement-photo-session attire was inspired by a celebrity couple. / Photograph by Helena Raju

“In one of Priyanka’s events, she was wearing so much color and looked happy and beautiful,” says the bride-to-be. Read more here.

We Took Engagement Photos on Our Favorite Stoops in Rittenhouse

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Vanessa Pileggi and Thomas Fecca’s Rittenhouse engagement photos were followed by portraits at the Rodin Museum. / Photograph by Minh Cao of Du Soleil Photographie

Afterward, the couple dressed up and went to the Rodin Museum for more modern-chic snaps. Read more here. 

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