What’s Your Dream Marriage Proposal?


Did you hear about the Fleet Week proposal? A romantic Marine seized a Broadway stage on Saturday to propose to his Navy girlfriend. Mercifully, she said yes.

The New York Daily News reported:

Moments after the curtain dropped at a matinee performance of “Anything Goes,” actors called up Capt. Zubah Koweh and his girlfriend, Ensign Amy Sullivan, under the guise of honoring them for Fleet Week.

Instead, Koweh grabbed the microphone and professed his love to his stunned gal pal.

“Amy, the last two years have been tremendous,” Koweh, 32, said before a sellout crowd of 1,050 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

“We’ve had some really good times, some not-so-good times. But through it all, I’ve realized I’d like to spend the rest of my life with you.”

Koweh dropped to one knee and proposed. Sullivan, 28, blurted out, “Yes,” drawing deafening cheers from the audience.

How do you feel about public proposals? Concerts, ball games, talk shows. They make some women swoon and others sweat. Where do you come in on it?

Do you harbor a vision of the perfect proposal? What is it?

Is it problematic to let your expectations run wild?



  1. Rose-508587 June 16, 2011 Reply

    My closest girlfriends have been told for years that their “job,” if/when I’m in a serious relationship which seems to be leading toward marriage, is to make sure the guy knows not to propose in public. Catching it on video would be fine but I would be inclined to say “uhh… ask me later” if there were people watching.

  2. Beatrice-575921 June 7, 2011 Reply

    Nice, I respect those who go for a public proposal, but in my opinion I’d prefer no doubt a traditional private one..

  3. Emanuela-15984 June 7, 2011 Reply

    Although every woman dreams about a very special marriage proposal, I believe this proposal must grow throughout the relationship as it becomes clearer that both are looking at the same direction. A marriage proposal that pops out without months of talk, sharing and putting the hopes together may seem hasty. Marriage is something so beautiful that must be something the couple talks very often. This reminds me of Our Lady when She gave her great “yes” to something she already conceived in her heart. She was already waiting for the Messiah (although She didn’t know She was the chosen one). So, I believe the proposal must be like God’s proposal to Mar: wanted, waited, Scripturally rooted, prayed and it must give that sense of uniqueness to the future-wife…

  4. Siobhan-367630 June 7, 2011 Reply

    Public proposals are very romantic. I think I’d like it to happen in some place that’s special to us (me and my yet to be found guy…lol). If that’s the ballpark or the grocery store or our favorite restaurant that would be fun. In the end though, anything not too over the top works for me, as does in private.

  5. Eve-112836 June 4, 2011 Reply

    It sounds sad but I never thought I’d ever get proposed to so I never gave it much thought. My fianc√© proposed, outside of a catholic church, moments after we spent time in prayer before the blessed sacrament. I was totally blindsided. My, “what?! Are you kidding me?!” answer wasn’t how I imaged I’d respond to a proposal either lol. I suppose that’s what makes it so special. It was private and sincere. I won’t lie, I sort of wish I could have had the moment on video. I’d love to see the shock on my face.

  6. Stacey-101742 June 3, 2011 Reply

    I find this so romantic it tears me up . Being willing to be a fool for love , a fool to help others sometimes, a fool to care , says a lot about a person in my opinion. I am so happy when couples find love like that . aaahhhhhhhhh = )

  7. KarlaLourdes-719154 June 2, 2011 Reply

    At a Lifehouse concert during the song Everything… He leaves before the song starts… pictures of us start showing up on the screen, during the bridge he walks out on stage & Jason (the lead singer) calls out to me to go up on stage, security takes me up, he gets down on one knee & tells me I’m his Everything & asks me to marry him & I say Yes! This song has a spiritual meaning to me as if Everything is God so it ties both ways for me :]

  8. Sherrill-anne-13557 June 1, 2011 Reply

    I agree with Alex because I see it as something private.However I must admit that the guy is very romantic to do the public ones.The one Carl posted in the forum is the best I have heard of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVAE91E7kM

    • Jeanne-648636 June 2, 2011 Reply

      Thanks for sharing this video, Sherrill-anne…good thing I wasn’t wearing eye makeup or it would have been all down my face! lol…so touching.

  9. Alex-285308 June 1, 2011 Reply

    I was Billy Crocker in Anything Goes! HAHA! Nice.

    My future proposal involves scripture and is definitely more private. But there are parts of it that I will personalize for the woman I choose to marry.

    Public proposals are memorable for sure… I guess it just depends on the person. Not my style, though.

  10. Jim-397948 May 31, 2011 Reply

    In front of any lighthouse looking over the ocean or sea…..I wanted to give you the Moon, Stars, and Sun…….God made these…..So I give you my love….Will you marry me???!!!

  11. Jim-397948 May 31, 2011 Reply

    I Love the Boathouse Restaurant in New York City’s Central Park!!!!!

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