It’s the moment that many people dream about their whole lives—that moment that their soul mate will drop to one knee to propose marriage. But how did the tradition of proposing on bended knee come to be?
Though the origin is still unknown, kneeling in front of a woman during a marriage proposal became customary during the time of chivalry and knighthood. At the time, bowing was an established tradition for a knight in order to show obedience to his master or mistress. Similar to bowing to royalty or to a victorious enemy, kneeling during a marriage proposal would elevate the woman to a superior position as the man revealed his humility.
The implication behind this gesture continues today as the kneeler offers themselves completely to their partner, providing the intended with the opportunity to determine the ultimate fate of their relationship by saying “yes!”
Considered one of the most influential moments in a couple’s lives, many proposers can feel a lot of pressure to think of the perfect time and place to pop the question. That’s why Leo Hamel created Leo’s Perfect Proposal at December Nights!
Drop to one knee and show your devotion to your soon-to-be fiancé in front of thousands of people during Leo’s Perfect Proposal at December Nights! Create an unforgettable night by proposing at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park during the opening ceremony. All you have to do is submit your love story to Leo Hamel and you may have the chance to present a breathtaking Hearts On Fire® Sensation engagement ring worth $10,500 to your loved one!
For more details or to enter Leo’s Perfect Proposal contest, please visit: http://www.leohamel.com/DecemberNights/
We wish the best of luck to all of our contestants, as well as a lifetime of love, health and happiness for the happy couple.