Lori Kessler clearly didn't know what was coming.
Contrary to the popular playground song about sitting in a tree (and K-I-S-S-I-N-G), marriage doesn't always come after love.
Dave Haywood wrapped up his Christmas shopping early -- and even got a jump on Santa Claus -- surprising girlfriend Kelli Cashiola with a marriage proposal on Monday evening, a rep for the Lady Antebellum musician confirms to PEOPLE.
Kristin Cavallari has something big to celebrate this holiday season.
After countless rounds of ring and bump-watch, Jennifer Aniston is setting the record straight -- loud and clear.
"I'm excited; I'm a little nervous," the newly engaged son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne says
The son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne plans to marry actress Lisa Stelly
Jason Trawick's chat with a high-end jeweler sparks engagement rumors
After an awkward season with two would-be suitors, Holly is engaged, a source tells PEOPLE
"Just wish I was there to run around you both with sparklers," says Zach Braff
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret star and the House actress will wed, her rep confirms
It has been a year of royal weddings. First there was Prince William and Kate, then Monaco's Prince Albert and Charlene -- and Nigeria has just had a royal wedding of its own.
CNN's Christian Purefoy invites you to experience a royal wedding in Lagos, from the planning to the vows to the party.
In the season finale of "The Bachelorette," Ashley Hebert was offered two rings but refused one.
Was it winemaker Ben or construction manager J.P.? Find out now
The country star and Jessa Lee Yantz will wed in the Dominican Republic
The American Idol winner proposed to Jonna Walsh aboard a yacht in Disney World
The couple, who had been dating for less than a year, were planning a spring wedding
FiancÃ© Rich Orosco's proposal was simple - and followed by a surprise Mexican fiesta party
Mike Tindall got down on one knee - and made Zara Philips laugh
A couple who got engaged after the groom-to-be popped the question via a movie trailer talks to CNN's Carol Costello.
The reality star jets off with Kris Humphries and his family
The reality star accepts a surprise at-home proposal from NBA beau Kris Humphries
The Beatles legend is set to wed his girlfriend of four years
The British actor, set to appear in the next installment, popped the question to Ellen Whitaker
Sporting a new ring, the actress says Matthew Bellamy popped the question a week ago
The couple wed in front of family and friends on Friday, her rep tells PEOPLE
The actress and the TV handyman have been dating since November
Prince William and Kate Middleton pose for photographers at St. James's Palace where they show Kate's engagement ring.
Britain's Prince William asked his girlfriend Kate Middleton to marry him, he said Tuesday, setting up the most anticipated royal wedding since Prince Charles and Diana, princess of Wales, got married nearly 30 years ago.
The Dancing judge tells PEOPLE all about her surprise engagement and why she said yes
The Dancing with the Stars judge is surprised by a live-TV proposal from boyfriend Jesse Sloan
The TV personality also looks forward to starting a family with Nick Lachey
"I am happier than I've ever been in my entire life," Womack writes in his final blog post
The Canadian actors plan to wed in September 2012
The engaged couple "would never do a reality show about our lives," says the country singer
The heiress was picking out "something special" for her 30th birthday, her rep says
It's Valentine's Day and a good time to ponder one of our country's more mysterious customs: the marriage proposal.
The guitarist from The Kills Jamie Hince popped the question to the supermodel
The actor will tie the knot with girlfriend Kayte Walsh in February
The musical couple vow to fight for equal marriage rights for all
The singer and Jade Jones are parents to one child and expecting a second
Fox News Channel correspondent Adam Housley proposed to the Sister, Sister star in a romantic Italian setting
Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
Kate Middleton's engagement ring just so happens to be a hand-me-down from the late Princess Diana. It's a blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds set in white gold.
The model and actor have been dating for eight months
Journalist Charlie Beckett examines the use of social media in the buzz around Prince William's engagement announcement.
Writer Lamar Sally got permission from the View co-host's son before popping the question
He wants "nothing but the best" for his ex-wife, who is engaged to Jim Toth
The star and girlfriend Kayte Walsh "see no reason to postpone our happiness any longer"
The Oscar-winning actress and the Hollywood agent have been dating for about a year
British papers report that the singer is set to marry business owner Sam Cooper
The Big Love star and Joey Kern plan to wed next fall
The daughter of Princess Anne is set to wed England rugby player Mike Tindall
The rocker promises there won't be a "phony ending" between him and Kristi Gibson on his VH1 reality show
William and Kate's new portraits echo shots of Charles and Diana before they got married
A rep for the pregnant Real Housewives star denies an engagement to Kroy Biermann
The football star tells Ryan Seacrest that model Evelyn Lozada is "everything I've been missing"
Richard Quest talks to a PR specialist about how the newly engaged royal couple must deal with the media and the public.
For anyone around 30 or older, this week's royal engagement left one with an uneasy feeling of déjà vu.
They fished, they loved the fires and candlelight - and they became engaged
In spring or summer of 2011, the two will tie the knot in the biggest wedding since Charles and Diana's
Just days after ex-husband Nick Lachey announces his engagement, Jessica Simpson says she too is getting married.
The Dancing with the Stars alum pops the question to his girlfriend after a helicopter ride
The Blossom actress's husband dressed up for the occasion, while she was in sweatpants and slippers
The actress helps cheer her baseball player beau to a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers
For a hotel concierge, engagement ring shopping, clearing a helicopter to land on a small island and doling out recommendations for an area's best restaurants are all in a day's work. Just ask Wendy Waltz, who -- at one time or another -- has encountered each of these tasks in her role as chef concierge at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle.
One of Chile's 33 trapped miners has proposed to the woman he's been with for 25 years. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
Over the weekend, while dining with George Clooney in Italy, Elisabetta Canalis waved her hand in the air, showing off a bauble on her ring finger. Fellow diners, and naturally the paparazzi, thought the item on her finger was an engagement ring. Which made everyone assume that George had popped the question. But George's rep says that is not the case-and that it was a napkin ring Elisabetta had put on her finger as a joke. Hilarious?
A California man used a tattoo to pop the question to his girlfriend. XETV reports.
In decades past, your grandfather may have taken granny to the park, got down on one knee and proposed to her, with a sparkling ring in hand.
But the actress and Ryan Piers Williams have had no time to start wedding planning
Just days before her engagement (and on camera), Pickler picked fiancÃ©-to-be Kyle Jacobs
The couple have been dating for almost three years - and dodging engagement rumors until now
The Jonah Hex actress and her beau are back to planning a wedding
"Transformers" actress Megan Fox said "yes" to ex-fiance Brian Austin Green's marriage proposal, just four months after calling off a two-year engagement with Green, her publicist confirmed.
The couple, together since 2008, plan to wed in a private ceremony later this year
Alicia Keys has 12 Grammys under her belt and now she has something else under there, too.
Two of three American hikers who have been detained in Iran for nearly 10 months -- Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd -- have gotten engaged in prison and plan to get married after their release, their relatives said Monday.
The mothers of three American hikers held in Iran return home without their children. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
One would think that becoming engaged would make a woman happy, right? Well, if status updates on Facebook are any indication -- and at least two research scientists say they are -- that theory is all wrong.
The singer pops the question to his girlfriend, Alicia Etheridge, during a concert in Florida
The actress and musician Martyn Lenoble got engaged on Valentine's Day
As I sipped Champagne and breathed in the clear icy air of Mammoth Mountain, my boyfriend Matt got down on one knee, offered a glistening diamond ring and asked, "Sascha Rothchild, will you marry me?"
The Samantha Who? star and musician Martyn Lenoble were engaged on Valentineâs Day
Rugby player Gavin Henson proposed to her shortly after her 24th birthday
The Brothers & Sisters star walks PEOPLE through his proposal to Odette Yustman
The Brothers & Sisters star proposed to the Cloverfield actress last weekend
"Yep. i'm engaged," Joel Tweets. "Very happy. Yeah we've been engaged for a while"
"He knew I had a thing for English men, and he knew I needed to be with a good guy," she says
And has been for two months! He and his fiancÃ©e are "ecstatic," his rep tells PEOPLE
On the season finale of "Entourage," one of the characters, Eric, proposes to his girlfriend, Sloan, only it wasn't a romantic get-down-on-one-knee proposal, so much as it was a seemingly spur-of-the-moment declaration of his commitment to her.
The TV vampire borrowed from True Blood to set the stage to pop the question
The reality star's boyfriend Jason Hoppy popped the question with an 8-carat sparkler
The Couples Retreat star spills the details on his proposal to Kyla Weber
Steve Valentine proposes to his girlfriend in front of a studio audience on the set of his new show
After my engagement ended, my tolerance for weddings was low. Very low. That first week spent on my couch in pure misery saw me turning my eyes away from any and all wedding references. The wedding book I was given by my almost-mother-in-law got hidden in the back of my closet, along with our engagement party invitations and, of course, my engagement ring (now out of sight in a locked safety deposit box!).
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