How to Propose in Edinburgh

Featured Edinburgh Proposal Tips
  • Choose a special location to pop the question in Edinburgh
  • Practice getting down on one knee beforehand
  • Think about what you will say
  • Make reservations so you have a reason to dress up
  • Hire a proposal photographer to plan and capture the moment

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured thousands of surprise proposal photos all around the globe. Explore romantic proposal ideas and tips from real couples, including their top proposal ideas and tips, and the best ways and the best places to propose in Edinburgh. Explore our customers’ heartwarming Edinburgh proposal stories below.

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Joseph & Taylor's Proposal Story in Edinburgh

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Proposed in Edinburgh in September

Photo Shoot Location: Princes Street Gardens

Kim in Edinburgh for Flytographer

Logan's Proposal Story in Edinburgh

What is your love story?

Carrie and I were introduced to each other through mutual friends. They knew both of us individually and thought that we would be a great couple and a perfect match. Although we were both timid and shy towards each other at first, our friends were right and we hit it off quickly. I knew Carrie was the one early on in our relationship. She is literally the sweetest woman in the world. She is kind, generous, understanding, and loves without restraint or judgment. She has been honest and sincere since the first day that I met her and all of these qualities are what made me fall in love with her.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Edinburgh seemed to be the perfect place to propose. The scenic views of the city paired with the natural landscapes of Calton Hill, as well as Arthur’s Seat in the background, made for a truly picturesque moment.

What is your proposal story?

This was our first time overseas and I wanted to make it special. So with the help of our mutual friends who would be with us in Edinburgh, the proposal had been planned for a couple months. We all walked through Calton Hill together and approached the Scottish Monument to Parliament. I was extremely nervous but confident at the same time. We took a group picture together with Arthur’s Seat behind us and then Carrie and I took a picture together. Our friends backed away and filmed from a distance. I handed Carrie a journal I had written in for her and then got down on my knee and began my speech to her. About halfway through my speech, a tourist wandered into the frame of photos and into the special moment. We couldn’t help but laugh at the situation. It truly relieved some nerves and made the moment even more memorable. As you can probably tell from the pictures, Carrie said yes! It was an incredible moment and I couldn’t have done it without all of the help from our friends, as well as Jilli and Flytographer. Thank you again!

Proposed in Edinburgh in May

Photo Shoot Location: Calton Hill

Jilli in Edinburgh for Flytographer

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