10 Real Proposals, As Told By Instagram

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    Believing that weddings ought not bring out the bridezilla in each of us, Stone Fox Bride — a high-fashion boutique in Manhattan — was founded on the principle that planning a wedding is also a process of self-discovery. Molly Guy, creative director at SFB, is our source for the nontraditional bride. This article was originally published on July 29.

    I know we are all liberated feminists who scoff at any kind of relationship that resembles a 1950s' June Cleaverish, dinner-on-the-table-by-six-or-else situation. But when it comes to proposals, why do even the most free-thinking badasses want their one and only to get down on one knee with a diamond ring? Maybe it has to do with the fact that, in our insanely fast-paced culture of Instagrams and instant gratification, it's rare that anyone takes the time to honor a tried-and-true tradition that existed way back when our great-great-grannies wouldn't show their petticoats in public. So, let's all make a pact to not feel guilty for wanting our boo to surprise us on bended with ring, roses, and bubbly. Here's how it went down for some of our fave Stone Fox Brides who walked into the showroom flaunting their bling.

    Photos: Courtesy of StoneFoxBride.

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