Plan a proposal with inspiration from Exclusively Diamonds that is as unique as your partner this summer, and create a memory you will both cherish for a lifetime.
The summer season's blue skies and blooming flowers will make a perfect backdrop to all of your proposal photos this year. The charming city of Mankato is positively rife with romantic outdoor activity options. Whether your partner is a fan of the arts, nature, or a little bit of both, our experts at Exclusively Diamonds have put together a list of some wonderfully picturesque proposal ideas for the summer months.
A trip to Minneopa State Park may be the perfect opportunity to pop the question for lovers of the outdoors, hiking, and wildlife. Rivers, trails, waterfalls, and plenty of woodland creatures abound at this stunning location that draws visitors from all over.
Minneopa also offers campsites and lodging for an extended stay in natural splendor. Plan a romantic weekend getaway full of adventure to set the scene for a perfect proposal. Take a relaxing hike to one of the park’s many stunning waterfalls and, as your partner takes in the view, drop down on one knee to give them the surprise of their life.
Picnic at the Park
Mankato is known for its many opportunities for outdoor activity. With plenty of parks to choose from, a sunny picnic will undoubtedly provide a suitable environment for you to ask for their hand. Your picnic can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, according to what would best suit your partner’s personality.
If they are the type that loves an elaborate spread of champagne, cheeses, desserts, etc., enlist the help of a few close friends to set up an oh-so-dreamy picnic at your partner’s favorite park. You may even display photographs or other memorabilia of your relationship throughout the years for a personalized, sentimental touch.
Whether you are simply visiting Minnesota or are a Mankato native, the Sculpture Garden is always a pleasant experience. The area perfectly blends a celebration of the beauty of nature and artistic expression.
If you visit the Garden for the first time, you might consider taking your partner on the guided tour to learn more about the artists and their works. Natives, on the other hand, have likely visited the Sculpture Garden before and have perhaps chosen a favorite sculpture. This would be the perfect place to profess your everlasting love.
River Valley Ranch
Lovers of horses and equestrian life will positively fawn over a trail ride at the beloved River Valley Ranch. Spend a few hours in the great outdoors with some of the planet's most beautiful and majestic creatures.
Perhaps a private trail ride at sunset would set the mood for your big proposal. You can offer the ring while on horseback as an unexpected and incredibly romantic gesture. Make sure to pack a bottle of champagne to pop when they give a resounding yes!
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