The Surprise On This Bride-To-Be's Face Is Simply Priceless
Feb 18, 2015
A symbol of romance that is almost universally understood is kneeling when proposing marriage. This is a symbol of surrender or loyalty to your lover. More practically, the elevation of the ring provides much better lighting.
Another common feature of a really good proposal, by modern standards, is for it to be a surprise. Even if you both already know you're ending up together, most women agree they'd prefer to be surprised. Clearly, that won't be an issue for this happy couple.
Courtship and romance have come a long, long way. There was a time when marriage involved no more than basically kidnapping the prospective bride. Luckily, as our society has become more civilized, various traditions and norms have been introduced into the courtship process.