There was yet another reason to celebrate on July 4th, as Chris Tyrrell proposed to Hillary Scott during a romantic sunset on Independence Day.  “Chris proposed exactly the way I’ve always dreamed.  Our families were close by, but it was just us out on a beautiful deck overlooking a lake in East Tennessee,” the Lady Antebellum lead singer told People.  The proposal was romantic, yet casual, as it took place during a hike and the couple was wearing work-out attire.  Although the wedding date is not yet set, the couple looks forward to “forever together.”

What are some laid back yet memorable ways to propose?

Cupid’s Advice:

It can be tricky to strike a balance between simple yet special ways to propose to your loved one.  Cupid has some advice on how to make your engagement low-key, yet a memory you will treasure forever:

 

1. During your favorite activity: Do whatever you enjoy doing together, whether it’s going for a hike, like Hillary Scott and Chris Tyrrell, or watching a movie.  What matters is that you’re surrounded by a serene atmosphere, so that you can tune in to each other.

2. At home:
When your sweetie gets home after a day at work, surprise him or her by laying out some rose petals in the bedroom and playing some soft music.  Then get down on your knee and pop the question.  This is a romantic way to propose, yet it doesn’t involve anything extravagant.

 

3. During a meal: Presenting the sparkler over dinner at home or at a restaurant can be a spontaneous way to ask the question. You don’t have to follow the scripted ring-in-the-food technique.  Just go with your instincts.

Do you have any ideas for a creative proposal? Share your thoughts below.