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6 Special Places to Propose

You’ve chosen the ring. The words from your heart are ready to be spoken. The only details left are picking the right place to pop the question to take perfect engagement pictures. Take a look at some of the best outdoor areas to spark ideas for your special moment.

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1. The beauty of the beach

If you’re already dreaming of a beach wedding, why not create the mood with a proposal in the same environment? Standing on the sand with gentle waves before you, this is the moment that you’ll never forget. Find your space in the aptly named Lovers Key State Park or take a ferry ride to a secluded barrier island to choose the perfect stretch of sand.

2. Enjoy a historical setting

The 21-acre gardens of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates are a sought-after setting in Southwest Florida. Stand before the winter homes of two great innovators, where caretakers continue to thoughtfully tend the lovely grounds. Surround yourself with hundreds of species of flowers, trees and other tropical plants as you wander along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

Wedding Couple Romance Flamingo Wonder Gardens

3. Invite some wildlife

For another perfect backdrop to your proposal, consider the lush greenery, tropical flowers and maybe even a flamingo photobomb at the Wonder Gardens. This Bonita Springs location is so charming that you may decide to come back and host your wedding ceremony in the elegant iron-and-glass conservatory.

4. Pick a park or preserve

Throughout this region you have your pick of parks and preserves filled with protected trails and abundant wetlands. Stroll the well-preserved boardwalk trail of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Take in sights of migrating and year-round birds, and then get down on one knee to make this a moment you’ll treasure forever.

5. Propose on a boat

Locals love the boating life, so why not make it a part of your special moment? Whether you’re zipping on a catamaran on your way to watch dolphins or sailing into the sunset with champagne in hand, there’s no better way to bring the essence of Fort Myers into your memorable moment.

6. On the romantic waterfront

As the vibrant hues of sunset dapple the water below, your front-row seat is also your perfect place to pop the question. Time your proposal to take place just at sunset from the patio of a waterfront restaurant, accompanied by two perfectly poured glasses of bubbly. While there are many places to choose, you’ll fall in love with the Old Florida ambiance of Tarpon Lodge, a 1926 hotel and restaurant overlooking Pine Island Sound.

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