SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL STORY | Plus: Things With Which I’m Obsessed…

This space in my heart is in the shape of you.  No one else can fit in.  Why would I want them to?  – Jeanette Winterson

That quote is from the wedding stationery of one of the couples I’ve featured below.  And I adore it.

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Hello and happy Tuesday, peeps!  More on that beautiful bedroom scene above in a minute.  Now, listen up, my georgishmorgies!

As a wedding blogger, I read about and hear proposal stories all the goshdarn day.  And you know what?  I’m getting really sic… just kidding.  I quite like it.  No, I LOVE IT.  And it’s come to the point where I seriously want some more of it.

Which brings me to my first order of news: word of this has circulated around the Twittersphere quite a bit already, but I’d like to formally announce it today, on zee blog.  I’m planning to do a series on proposal stories from you guys – that’s right, my dear readers! – and submissions are being accepted, yo.  I am so excited about the stories I’ve received already, and I just KNOW there are some pretty amazing/fun/romantic/long-planned stories still sitting out there in your minds, waiting to be featured.  So, if you’d like to be considered for a proposal feature on The Knotty Bride, by all means, have at it!  Be as talkative/detail-oriented/short and sweet/foul-mouthed as you’d like.  (To the foul-mouthed: ye shall be edited, slightly… but not as much as you might expect.)

The bare necessities… the simple, bare necessities:

1. The story of how your lover proposed (yes, I just linked to that hilarity again, thank you very much).

2. Photos from your engagement session or, if you did not have an e-session, high quality images of you and your beloved.  Note: a photo (taken by anyone) of the site of the proposal is preferred, but not required.

3. Submit to theknottybride{@} – I’m looking forward to reading them!

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And now, as promised, I present to you some things with which I’m OBSESSED:

This ruffled quilt from west elm… not to mention the ENTIRE BEDROOM DESIGN APPROACH going on at the tippy top of this post.  Oh how I covet all of what’s going on here.


You remember that Winterson quote that started us off, today?  It’s courtesy of Laura and Dave, the couple involved in this wedding, which was photographed by One Love Photo and planned by Married & More with Michelle:

By the way, there are tall, slender trees on the beaches in Seattle?  Umm, that’s awesome.



Totally obsessing over this twinkle cuff and statement hair accessory, both from fashion designer and Project Runway finalist, Carol Hannah Whitfield.  (Check out her shop!)


This wedding, by Audrey Hannah, for these ring-related reasons:

And this wedding, also by Audrey Hannah, for the beautiful crying, striking eyes and detail love below:

Note: this is so what would be going down between my Mom and me.  SO.  Except this bride’s crying face is cute.  Mine?  Not so much.


This show.  Because she and I have the same first name.  And that’s the only reason.  By the way, Frank seems nice; I like his passion.  And I haaaaaaaaate the R.I. lawyer.  Haaaaaaaaaate.  Plus he calls her sweetie, like, twice, the moment he meets her.  He’s creepy and conceited and she shall not pick him. Also, Kasey sounds like he has a family of frogs in his throat.  WHAT IS UP with that.


Aaaaand finally, this color palette (when I saw the below on Etsy, my mind went wild with wedding color scheme inspiration.  I cannot begin to tell you how perfect these colors are… please consider them… you will make my year):

Ok, let the proposal submissions begin!  Remember, send your stories/photos to theknottybride{@} -  thanks!

By the way, I’d love to know what you think of these random finds… I just loved so much today, I couldn’t choose just one thing to share!  Any faves?

xoxo!  -Alison

Label(s): {Engagement}

Love all of this...


  1. dognbird on June 15, 2010

    Very excited about your new romantic series!

  2. Ams//Beyond Beyond on June 15, 2010

    Yay for proposals… and I like the stuff your stalking good stuff to be obsessed by. And I thought that I was the Glenn Close of design :)

  3. brancoprata on June 15, 2010

    I love each and every one of these things!! I want them all!

  4. Kim @BrideGoggles on June 15, 2010

    Engagement stories, ruffles, shoes… best. post. ever :)

  5. Naomi on June 15, 2010

    I'm a sucker for a good proposal story. I also would dive head first into any of th sweet sticky goodies featured and happily eat all of them myself. I am BANANAS about the twinkle cuff and you! :-)

  6. Weddingsandprettythings on June 15, 2010

    Ugh! I have been so very enamored with that duvet set from West Elm – I adore both color options! So much to spend on so little time!

  7. Postcards and pretties on June 15, 2010

    i can see myself eating a slice of that pie on the comfy bed ;)

  8. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on June 15, 2010

    I'm so glad you mentioned that Kasey sounds like frogs, I like to call him Kermit the frog. Not to mention, he's a super-creep!

  9. TenThouBride on June 15, 2010

    I am definitely sharing your obsessions! Cute idea to submit proposal stories! Can't wait to see what you work up with them!

  10. Bret Turner on June 15, 2010

    I'm so excited to read peoples' proposal stories!

  11. Bella Events on June 15, 2010

    I would like to first state that I am {beyond} eager to read these proposal stories henceforth… But can I also randomly add that I am loving those trees on the beaches of Seattle? Who knew?! Oh, the weddings one could design using those trees… Love.

  12. Cindy on July 15, 2010

    is there a deadline?

  13. Cindy on July 15, 2010

    is there a deadline?

  14. Guest on August 24, 2010

    What about your story? Please tell us the knotty bride is really a bride.

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