We've all heard proposal stories — some of them many times over. And, with each tale, we realize anew the ones that stick aren't all fireworks and grand romantic gestures. They're quietly personal moments brimming with sweet, quirky touches. On a mission to shine a spotlight on some of these adorably unconventional stories, we went looking for gems of engagement lore. And, did we ever hit the jackpot.
From a proposal that came with a fully planned ceremony to the woman who reworded a beloved children's book before popping the question, these five one-of-a-kind tales — each ending with beautiful platinum rings — should be bookmarked for repeat reading.