17 Sweet & Creative Celeb Marriage Proposals That Gave Us #EngagementGoals (PHOTOS)

Next to a picture of a newly engaged celebrity's 10-carat engagement ring, what we most want to know about is how the proposal went down. Was the proposing celeb nervous? Did they propose at a beach? On a plane? Did they cry afterward? Inquiring minds want to know.

Here are 17 celeb proposals that made us sigh and daydream.

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  • Prince William & Kate Middleton

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    During a trip to Africa in 2010, Prince William surprised longtime  girlfriend Kate Middleton with a romantic proposal at a rustic log cabin near Kenya's Lake Rutundu, later saying he chose a place that was dear to his heart as a proponent of wildlife conservation. Though proposal details were kept private, one aspect was very public: He gave his future wife mom Princess Diana's 18-carat sapphire engagement ring, which he'd been carrying around in a rucksack for three weeks. Swoon.

     

  • Peter Facinelli & Jaimie Alexander

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    In 2012, one of our favorite couples in Hollywood (Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth) called it quits.  Both actors have since moved on and Facinelli found love with Blindspot actress Jaimie Alexander. In 2015, Facinelli hired a plane with a banner popping the question to make a pass near the top of the Empire State Building, where the couple were standing. How could Alexander possibly say no to a classic proposal? 

  • Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard

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    These two lovebirds wanted to make it official once marriage equality was available for everyone. But after the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, Bell took to Twitter to profess her love to her longtime boyfriend and asked him to marry her: “.@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove." His response? "F--- Yes!!!!!!!!!!!"

     

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

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    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are both very committed to their growing family. So it's no surprise that Pitt would have their six children in tow when he proposed to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his children. His proposal (which included a $500K custom-designed diamond ring) brought Jolie to tears and she hugged all her children to celebrate.

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  • Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka

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    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka actually proposed to each other. Burtka popped the question on the way to an event together, when he asked their limo driver to stop at the corner where the couple first met,  and got down one knee. Harris said yes, then, a year later, surprised Burtka on Valentine's Day with a proposal of his own. How romantic!

     

     

     

  • Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves

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    One Christmas Day, Matthew McConaughey had Camila Alves unwrap eight boxes before finding an engagement ring. He then got down on one knee and said, "Will you marry me and take my name?" Goosebumps.

  • Tiffany Thiessen & Brady Smith

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    Artist Brady Smith's proposal to Tiffany Thiessen was very thought out and romantic. He created a hand-illustrated book for his longtime love, which detailed their time together. After handing her the book he proposed and a very teary eyed Thiessen said "Yes!"

     

  • Eric Winter & Roselyn Sanchez

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    Talk about your intricate plans. Eric Winter designed the 4.3 carat diamond ring for his proposal to actress Roselyn Sanchez. He then arranged for a guided midnight kayak ride for two in Puerto Rico. When their tour guide (who was in a second kayak) suddenly paddled away, Sanchez panicked, thinking they would be stranded. Once she realized what was going on she said, "Yes."

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  • Kayne West & Kim Kardashian

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    Fireworks, a 50-piece orchestra, and a 15-carat diamond ring. A bit over the top for a proposal, unless it's Kanye West doing the asking. West rented AT&T Park in San Francisco to propose to girlfriend Kim Kardashian on the field. He gave her the diamond and got down on one knee as the words "PLEEEASE MARRY MEE!" flashed on the Jumbotron. When she said yes, the fireworks started.

     

     

  • George & Amal Clooney

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    Everyone thought that George Clooney was destined to be a lifelong bachelor. That is until he met his wife, Amal Alamuddin. But opted to keep his proposal simple. In the privacy of his Los Angeles home, he reportedly dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him after making her a romantic dinner. Pure class.

     

     

  • Jeff Goldblum & Emilie Livingston

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    In July 2014, actor Jeff Goldblum proposed to his girlfriend Emilie Livingston, who is an actress and gymnast at a home decor store in Hawaii, while on vacation. Now that's totally outside the box!

     

  • Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley

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    Grey's Anatomy alum Katherine Heigl and singer Josh Kelley met in Venice Beach when Heigl appeared in one of his music videos. A year later, Kelley walked the streets of the seaside town looking for the location. When he found it, he asked its "pothead" tenants to let him borrow it long enough to make the proposal. Definitely memorable!

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  • Ludacris & Eudoxie Agnan

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    Rapper and actor Ludracris surprised girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan in December 2014 by taking her on a private jet ride and asking her to look out the window once they were in the air. He'd had a proposal projected onto a grassy field below. He even got down on one knee to ask the big question. She said yes and they got married a few days later.

     

  • Eva Longoria & Jose Antonio Baston

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    Is Dubai an exotic enough location to get a marriage proposal? How about the Taj Mahal, in India? Eva Longoria got both, when boyfriend Jose Antonio Baston proposed to Longoria in a trip to Dubai with a gorgeous ruby ring, then  staged a second proposal in India in front of the Taj Mahal, an ancient king's now world-famous monument to his beloved wife. Way to make up for not knowing who she was when they first met!

     

     

  • Iggy Azalea & Nick Young

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    Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young proposed to rapper Iggy Azalea in front of all his family and friends at his own carnival-themed birthday bash. He got on bended knee and presented her with a yellow diamond ring.

  • Taylor Kinney & Lady Gaga

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    Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney popped the question on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day. He busted out a Blue Respberry Ring Pop, then when she said yes, pulled out a $300,000 heart-shaped ring. Aww. 

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  • Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux

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    How romantic. Justin Theroux visited Jennifer Aniston on the Wilmington, North Carolina set of We Are the Millers, then flew her by private plane to New York, where they've spent a lot of time together, and asked her there. Then they had a quiet dinner together at their favorite restaurant. Perfection.  

     

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