10 Swoon-Worthy Celebrity Wedding Proposals You Need to See

From the sweet and simple to public declarations of love.

 

(SPOT.ph) Popping the question—and more importantly, how it goes down—is one of the biggest milestones in most relationships. The concept isn’t lost on many local celebrities, who often go all-out with a very public declaration of love (think John Prats and Isabel Oli in 2014) or a sweet yet more low-key proposal (think Erwan Heussaff and Anne Curtis in 2016). Whatever approach you may prefer, these 10 showbiz proposals will have you swooning...or maybe even taking down notes.

 

 

Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel

It’s been several years since this epic proposal, but it remains one of the most memorable celebrity grand gestures to date. After all, how many people can say they tied the knot on the same day they said yes? Zoren Legaspi staged a fake endorsement shoot that also included a pretend-fist fight with the “choreographer.” A panicked Carmina Villaroel got the shock of her life when he suddenly proposed to her under a cherry blossom tree; this quickly led to a lavish wedding with their family and other high-profile celebrity guests. Even the wedding dress by Paul Cabral was created without Carmina ever going for a fitting.

 


 

Nico Bolzico and Solenn Heussaff

These two can always make fans laugh with their antics, but they’re pretty good at making us shed a tear, too. (Proof: Go ahead and watch their wedding vows.) In an interview with Bride and Breakfast, Solenn Heussaff described Nico Bolzico’s sweet proposal as “simple, but took a lot of work.” He had all their friends from all over the world—even including Solenn’s friends that he didn’t know—record a video message for her. When the big day finally came, she went to her parents’ house only to have her mom play the video for her (she reportedly “cried like a baby”) and see Nico waiting for her in their garden, ready to get down on one knee.

 

Tadhana: Coach Rio's Engagement Proposal from Ian Celis on Vimeo

 

Rio Dela Cruz and Nicole Wuthrich

In 2011, celebrity running coach Rio Dela Cruz had plenty of girls (and music fans) swooning when he enlisted his then-girlfriend’s favorite band to help him out. In the tear-jerking video, Rio stages a fake jeepney ride with Nicole around UP Diliman, filled with several passengers ready to film the proposal. To Nicole’s surprise, Up Dharma Down joins them for the ride then starts serenading the couple with “Tadhana” once they reach the Oblation. How’s that for elaborate?

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Chito Miranda and Neri Naig

Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda has never shied away from declaring his affections for Neri Naig, so it’s only fitting that his marriage proposal would be one for the books. The musician asked his then-girlfriend to star in a new music video; everything was going fine until a message suddenly appeared on the projector and an emotional Chito entered the scene with a bouquet of flowers.

 

 

 

Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati

For folks who prefer a simpler approach, take your cue from Richard Gutierrez. By choosing a meaningful location—Zermatt, Switzerland, where Sarah Lahbati was born—his low-key proposal still manages to be sweet and special at the same time. According to a report by Preview.ph, he didn’t have a step-by-step plan and instead, waited for a sunny day and the perfect moment to pop the big question. He ended up proposing after their mountain hike, then taking her on a romantic helicopter ride after she said yes.

 

 

JC Intal and Bianca Gonzalez

Cager JC Intal’s public proposal involved plenty of legwork and participation even from random people at the airport. Just moments before Bianca Gonzalez was set to fly to London, he arranged for strangers to hand her roses as she walked to the check-in counter. One banner and a tearful “yes” later, the two were engaged—but it didn’t stop there. JC even left sweet messages for Bianca, which were passed to her by fellow passengers during her long flight.

 

Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino Wedding Proposal #zazaengaged #highlights from ghe consolacion on Vimeo

 

Aiza Seguerra and Liza Diño

Aiza Seguerra’s elaborate proposal actually involved staging a fund-raising play in UP Diliman, complete with a full cast and rehearsals. Towards the end of the “one-night” performance, Seguerra stopped mid-way to pop the big question and present the theater actress with a beautiful, diamond-studded sapphire ring. The couple eventually tied the knot twice, first in San Francisco then in Batangas.

 

 

Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali

Before Raffy Tima went viral for speaking against President Duterte catcalling his wife, journalist Mariz Umali, the news anchor made headlines with his impressively original marriage proposal in 2012. Raffy knew that Mariz was a fan of a then-airing series, Amaya, so he pulled out the stops to ask its star Marian Rivera to help him out. Mariz thought she was watching an advanced copy of the series finale; instead, the cast and crew went as far as actually filming a fake episode that featured Raffy suddenly stepping into the frame and asking for her hand in marriage.

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Robby Mananquil and Maxene Magalona

For musician Robby Mananquil, his perfect proposal (which he planned just a year after dating Maxene Magalona) had to incorporate their shared love for travel and taking cute couple photos. During a trip to Japan, he took her to the colorful and IG-worthy Tokyo Dome, where he asked her to do three OOTD poses with him. The third “surprise pose” ended up being the special moment he got down on one knee—which was captured on camera, of course. Fun fact: Maxene’s younger sister, Saab, was also engaged in Japan.

 

 

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera

Even the most carefully thought-out marriage proposal could go awry; just ask Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. His first attempt to pop the question was in 2012 during a family trip to Macau. He had planned it all: A special butterfly dome, a theme song, a speech, and a ring. His nerves got the best of him, but Marian still said yes. The couple initially planned a public announcement of their engagement during Marian’s birthday celebration on her self-titled show, but Dingdong wanted to make his proposal right. To Marian’s surprise, he popped the big question again—but this time, in front of a live audience.

 

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