Engagement Rings Tips: 10 Fall Proposal Ideas


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"How do I plan a fall proposal?"

Fall is a beautiful time of year to propose.  The rich and vibrant colors of autumn's foliage and picturesque farms offering scenic back drops are undeniably romantic.  There are endless places for you to propose with that beautiful engagement ring you have worked so hard to get.  Here are my top 10 favorite ideas for an autumn proposal. 

Plus, in this blog I have provided links to all the talented photographers, locations, and artists that helped make these proposals a reality!  If it were not for their talent, enthusiasm, and dedication, these memories would never have happened.  Thank you for making and capturing these moments and inspiring all the soon-to-be brides and grooms who will read this article.

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1. Fall Fair Proposal

Fall is often time referred to as "fair season" because of the abundance of fall festivals and fairs.  These events provide lots a great opportunities to craft your one-of-a-kind fall marriage proposal.  So, skip the Ferris wheel (and any disastrous ringing dropping opportunities) for a more artistic approach.  Call ahead to the fair committee and find out if they have any artists or caricaturists that will be working at the fair.  Be sure to work out all the details before hand so your surprise marriage proposal goes off without a hitch.  

Proposal Credits
Proposal Service: Luxe Proposal
Cartoonist: Disneyland


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2. Leaf Peeping Proposal

You don't have to leave the city to take advantage of autumn's beauty with a leaf peeping proposal!  Ash Fox photography has mastered the art of scenic city proposals. Take a look at more of her BEAUTIFUL surprise proposals that capture the beauty of fall.

Proposal Credits
Proposal Service: Ash Fox Photography
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3. Pumpkin Picking Proposal

The heartwarming story featured on Heather's website proves just how romantic a pumpkin patch can be!  From romantic vistas to all the little details, proposing in a pumpkin patch may be just right for you too!  One lesson learned, have back ups because you never know what the weather will do.  Tom was smart and booked a beautiful room at an inn she had always wanted to stay at and dinner reservations at a charming restaurant.  Luckily the rain held off, but he was prepared to make sure Heather had a dream proposal.

Proposal Credits
Bride and Groom: Heather and Tom
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4. Halloween "Groom" Costume Proposal

If you love Halloween, why not embrace the opportunity to dress up for a costume proposal?  Simply, rent a tuxedo and when your soon-to-be fiance asks what your costume is, say "I'm hoping to be your groom".
Proposal Credits
Tuxedo Rental: The Black Tux 
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5. Hayride Proposal

Hayrides are a true fall activity that most pick your own orchards and farms offer in September and October.  It's a fun way to explore the splendor of fall in a very memorable way.  It's also a great way to pop the question.  Call ahead to see if you can book a private sunset hayride for your fall proposal.  Ask the driver to stop at the most scenic view and take that opportunity to propose.  Note: wait till the hayride stops before you propose because a ring in a hayride is just as hard to find as a needle in a haystack...especially if your nervous.
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6. Pumpkin Carving Proposal

Book your pumpkin carver early!  True professionals like Maniac are in demand.  If you are luck enough to secure on these masters, then you can expect a beautiful lit pumpkin, large enough to hold a bottle of champagne and illuminated with your personal proposal message.

Proposal Credits
Pumpkin Carver: Maniac Pumpkin Carvers
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7. Apple Picking Proposal

Nothing says Autumn in the country quite like apple picking.  The scenic vistas and the rich vibrant colors of fall leaves and rich red apples make for a romantic and picture perfect proposal location.  These orchard engagement photographs of Mike and Kaitlyn by Anchor images are perfection!  The photographer was close enough to capture all the subtle details and reactions, but far enough to give the couple an intimate experience.  
Proposal Credits
Bride and Groom: Mike and Kaitlyn
Photographer: Anchor Images
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8. Autumn Winery Proposal

The best part about a vineyard proposal, unlike many fall activities, such as hiking or trampling through a pumpkin patch, is that everyone usually dresses up a bit.  So, if hiring a photographer will be part of your plans, than picking a location that you are more likely to be picture perfect is a good idea.  Plus, vineyards have endless romantic nooks and crannies to make your moment intimate, romantic, and memorable.  Special thanks to photographer, Emily Sacra for doing such a beautiful job capturing this moment.
Proposal Credits
Bride and Groom: Lydia and Josh
Photographer: Emily Sacra


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9. Corn Maze Proposal

I love the story photographer Mary Kate McKenna told about this engagement!  She had to operate incognito with the help of her husband to capture this romantic corn maze proposal.  It's a great idea if your soon-to-be fiance loves fall.
Proposal Credits
Groom: Rob
Photographer: Mary Kate McKenna

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10. Faux Photo Session Proposal

More often, photographers are offering mini portrait sessions in the fall.  It's a great time to get your Christmas card picture done early, to capture the moment, and to take advantage of the beautiful Autumn colors.  It's also a great time to work with your photographer to document a surprise proposal.  I love this photo session featured on The Pink Bride of Nikki and Austin's proposal with Braska Jennae Photography.  Beautiful couple.  Beautiful photographs.  Beautiful engagement.  Thanks for the inspiration!
Proposal Credits
Bride and Groom: Nikki and Austin
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