Canadian Celebrities And Influencers Share Their Romantic Proposals


For Valentine’s Day we requested 11 well-known associates to share their magical proposal moments with us. We came upon Jessi Cruickshank stated sure to her husband Evan on Christmas day in entrance of her whole household. That Ben Mulroney popped the query to spouse Jessica over a cheeseburger and fries at a favorite resto. The Type Guys’ Aly Velji was stunned with an unbelievable sundown proposal in  Santorini by husband Jason. Everybody loves romance, and all of the engagement tales that observe are essentially the most enjoyable, humorous and fabulous moments.

Photograph by Annie McElwain courtesy of Jessi Cruickshank.

“My husband and I went on our first date in 2006, at a bit restaurant within the decrease east facet of Manhattan. Six years later, he made elaborate plans to suggest to me simply earlier than Christmas, at that exact same little restaurant. He had the ring, the reservation, the permission from my mother and father and the plan to satisfy me in New York Metropolis after I wrapped taking pictures in Toronto. He was prepared. Besides the day earlier than… I cancelled. ‘I’m swamped at work honey, I’m so sorry—can we simply skip the New York journey and meet at my mother and father home for Christmas?’ Not desirous to spoil the shock, he moved to plan B. A proposal on Christmas day, in entrance of my whole household. I used to be nonetheless utterly oblivious and rolled away from bed in yellow polka dot pajamas, an outsized sweatshirt, and my hair in a messy facet ponytail. ‘Don’t you wish to change?’ he requested casually round midday, the ring burning a gap in his pocket. ‘Evan,’ I stated ‘it’s CHRISTMAS. I’m staying in my pajamas all day.’ ‘Possibly simply… a bathe?’ he implored. ‘Nope!’ I shrugged, wiping cookie crumbs onto my soiled sweater. He should REALLY love me as a result of he proposed to me anyhow. He stated lovely issues, then bought down on one knee in entrance of my clapping, weeping household. We hugged, we kissed, I stated a euphoric YES after which…BUT WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME TO CHANGE!!!??”Jessi Cruickshank, tv character

Photograph by way of Instagram/@benmulroney.

“My proposal story is a straightforward one: I bought down on one knee in a restaurant which means an important deal to me: my mom would take me there as a boy, Jessica used to go as a baby, and we continued to eat there each time I’d come go to her whereas we have been relationship. We have been sitting on the counter, I used to be consuming my customary bacon cheeseburger/fries and gravy/black cherry cola and Jess had chosen a extra wise salad. Close to the tip of the meal, I identified that we had actual historical past on this place and my hope was that we’d take our children there some day. Jess replies with a ‘perhaps’ and took a chunk of her greens. At that time, I swiveled round to land on one knee. I might faux that I remembered the remaining however the reality is it’s all a fantastic blur. She stated sure and my dream got here true.”—Ben Mulroney, host of Your Morning & anchor of etalk

Photograph courtesy of Erica Wark.

“After 14 years of relationship (we’re highschool sweethearts), Corey proposed to me LIVE on The Social throughout certainly one of my segments! The date was July 11, 2014 and I used to be SHOOK. I had no thought he even had a hoop! In reality, I didn’t even know he was in Toronto that day (he works in Ottawa by the week). It was apparently deliberate for months with out my information. He walked out from backstage holding a rose, bought down on one knee and popped the query. However was even MORE particular is he additionally stunned moments later with all of our family and friends who have been hiding down the road on the Beverly Lodge rooftop. All of them watched it on TV on the lodge whereas it was occurring. My assistant was even in on it, pulling three outfits for me to select from to put on for the celebrating post-engagement! He deliberate a fantastic dinner with all of our closest family members, and even booked us a lodge room for the night time. It was magical.”—Erica Wark, superstar stylist and vogue skilled

Photograph by Emma Brittenden as seen on this actual marriage ceremony.

“We went away for a weekend in Prague, we have been residing in Frankfurt as a result of that’s the place I used to be taking part in soccer. The day had a loopy begin. We wakened early to catch a practice into Prague which we virtually missed. Town was spectacular. We puzzled town streets. Nic had executed some analysis concerning the metropolis previous to departure, as he often does when visiting someplace. The proposal occurred in a hidden backyard on the hillside under the fortress We went looking for these secret gardens Nic had examine. Lastly, we discovered them. Properly definitely worth the search, they have been lovely. As I used to be climbing up one other set of stairs which was surrounded with flowering vines throughout. I believed to myself, ‘this is able to be the proper place to get proposed to, however he doesn’t have the ring but so oh properly.’ On the high of these stairs was a surprising lookout over the entire metropolis of Prague. I naturally went loopy making an attempt to take pictures. Finally as I calmed down and was taking within the view. From behind me I hear, ‘so there’s this..’ I flip round and he’s down on one knee holding out the ring field with the proper ring inside. The remaining is a bit fuzzy as a result of I used to be overwhelmed with emotion. I stated sure, then had a bit freak out. It was splendid. It was us and precisely how I wished it. Nobody round. Nic did properly!!!!”—Sophie Schmidt, two-time Olympic Canadian soccer professional

Photograph by Paul Wright featured as a part of this actual marriage ceremony.

 “Justin proposed on Halloween night time 2016. I used to be TOTALLY stunned as I didn’t see it coming. Up till this level, Halloween was not a symbolic day for us, however it’s now. I didn’t notice that Justin had secretly been engaged on my engagement ring for 3 months. He designed it himself and had it made out of gold that he had panned for within the Yukon a number of years earlier than. I used to be stunned on many ranges! The explanation he determined to suggest on Halloween night time was as a result of that was the day that the ring was prepared and he’s actually dangerous at conserving secrets and techniques. He carved a query mark right into a pumpkin which completely went over my head as I used to be not anticipating a proposal in any respect. Now we carve a query mark right into a pumpkin yearly.”Sarah Keenleyside, HGTV Canada star

Photograph by way of Instagram/@thetracymoore

“Lio and I began issues by doing one thing my mother and father didn’t like—shopping for a home earlier than getting married. My people are a bit old skool so I defined Lio was completely THE ONE…he simply wished to get a leg up within the housing market sooner fairly than later. And likewise, a mortgage amortized over 20 years could as properly be a wedding, no? As soon as we dedicated our down cost we have been left with roughly zero {dollars} to embellish. A lot to my shock Lio had been listening to my obsession with adorning reveals. With out saying a phrase he contacted the producers of Debbie Travis’ Facelift and arranged a shock journey for an girlfriend and I to go to Montreal for 3 days. After I bought again I walked right into a actuality present. This was the lead as much as our engagement story (as a result of who says no to marrying a man who simply snagged a $100,000 makeover for FREE?). Two days after the reveal he took me to Langdon Corridor in Cambridge the place the door-greeters instantly gave us champagne and congratulated us on our engagement (ummmm, he hadn’t requested me but so I now knew IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN HERE). We took a stroll on one of many lovely trails earlier than dinner and once we have been far sufficient away from the constructing he bought down on one knee informed me I’m all he’s ever wished in life and requested me to marry him. We cried, we kissed, it was mushy and tender and delightful. And I left Langdon Corridor with the gorgeous ring we had picked out collectively (hi there…I’m nonetheless a Capricorn) as joyful as will be. It’s one of the best choice I’ve ever made in my life.”Tracy Moore, host of Cityline

Photograph by Sydney Takeshta of London Gentle Pictures as seen on this actual marriage ceremony.

“Jason deliberate to suggest 4 months earlier than an enormous journey to Europe. It was all arrange it will go down on their first night time in Santorini. There was us and three different {couples} travelling collectively and solely one of many {couples} knew it was occurring. Reservations have been made at a restaurant that neglected the sundown and after meals have been ordered we went right down to take some pictures collectively – that’s when it occurred. He stated sure! Individuals who have been strolling by have been congratulating us, crying, and the opposite restaurant friends (together with our travel-mates) have been ecstatic.”Aly Velji, The Type Guys

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Photograph by Rebecca Amber Pictures as seen on this actual marriage ceremony

“Nathaniel and have been on a visit to England and France the summer time of 2016. We had simply spent a beautiful week in London, and we flew right down to the South West of France the place Nathaniel’s mother is from, and the place most of his prolonged household lives. Nat insisted we go straight from the airport to the summer time home his grandfather constructed to see it earlier than all of the household bought there for his or her trip (his mother and father have been additionally married there on 7/7/77). I had a espresso stain on my shirt, and no make-up on. I had completely no concept that he was going to suggest. He introduced me as much as the balcony, (nonetheless no thought…) overlooking the bay, and popped the query (in the meantime I believed he was tying his shoe). I stated, YESSSSSS!”—Liz Trinnear, LA correspondent for etalk

Photograph courtesy of Cheryl Hickey.

 “I bear in mind I used to be carrying yellow that day internet hosting ET Canada and feeling actually enthusiastic about my date night time with Kev. We have been going to the Keg Mansion—I like a great baseball steak, mushroom caps and Caesar! We had an incredible dinner and have been speaking about going for a drink after dinner at 7 West the place we had our very first blind date collectively the place he wore a reputation tag that stated “Hi there my title is Kevin.” We arrived at 7 West and he began saying the sweetest issues about our relationship and I used to be wanting off at an residence constructing questioning why the surface appeared the way in which it did. I bought distracted only for a second then tuned in and he was down on one knee and snapped me again into actuality and physique actually froze. The I heard will you marry me. I stated sure instantly and smothered him!  He walked me across the nook to the place a stretch limo was ready and we drove across the metropolis ingesting champagne calling all our household and associates. It was a lot enjoyable!”Cheryl Hickey, host of Leisure Tonight Canada

Photograph courtesy of Bliss Katherine as seen on this actual marriage ceremony.

“I customized Taylor’s ring with certainly one of her favorite designers, Smith & Mara, in Los Angeles. I wished to suggest to to her in Toronto the place we met and have a lot historical past collectively, I waited till we went there for a present I used to be directing. On our solution to Toronto I needed to convey the ring in my keep on and I used to be so nervous safety would smash the shock so I wrote a bit notice on the ring field that claims ‘shh it is a engagement ring please be discreet.’ After the present wrapped I informed Taylor I wished to have a soothing day to try to unwind. We went for brunch at our favourite previous spot, Lil Baci, then for a therapeutic massage, after which to Leslie Jones for dinner (the place we went on certainly one of our first dates). After dinner I saved persisting we stroll a special route dwelling, and Taylor saved persisting we keep on Queen Avenue. Lastly, she agreed to go my route and she or he put her palms in his pockets for heat as we walked. We bought to a road nook and I stated “Do you acknowledge the place we’re?” She appeared round and seen we have been on the precise nook the place we had our first kiss. Earlier than Taylor might even determine what was occurring on this dimly lit road I used to be down on one knee. She was so shocked after which began laughing and crying and I stated ‘You need to give me a solution!’ She stated sure after which we hopped in a automotive and headed to the Park Hyatt rooftop (one other certainly one of our first date spots) to have a good time with champagne!—Gregory Smith, actor, director and star of Everwood and Rookie Blue

“Bryan and I have been married September 3rd in Toronto at Graydon Corridor Manor and this September will mark our 15th anniversary collectively! Our engagement occurred in Nova Scotia. Bryan and I have been residing in Vancouver for the primary few years of our relationship and had simply returned dwelling as we hadn’t spent a lot time along with our households. First cease was a visit to Nova Scotia the place Bryan’s mum was born and raised. We spent per week visiting with prolonged household and associates—it was the primary and final time I used to be capable of meet his grandparents earlier than they handed away.  On the final day of our journey Bryan deliberate a particular outing to the very jap tip of the island the place the view of the ocean was stated to be unparalleled. It was that afternoon that Bryan supposed on asking for my hand in marriage, however sadly the climate turned and fog and snow flurries rolled in. Roads have been closed down and as luck would have it, our automotive broke down. We have been towed to the closest mechanic store the place we sat for hours consuming meals from a merchandising machine. Though it was not the romantic day Bryan had deliberate, he did nonetheless proposed that night time. The proposal was far more informal, over a bottle of wine and a scorching bubble bathtub, and searching again now I feel it actually set the stage for our life collectively; all the time altering, always evolving, and grounded in chaos!”Sarah Baeumler, HGTV Canada host, Home of Bryan, Bryan Inc., Island of Bryan.

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