How a Groom-to-Be Proposed to His Fiancée with a Cup of Coffee

Taking latte art to a new level.

The search for the perfect way to propose can be a tough one, because the answer really depends on the person in question. Some love the spotlight, so an elaborate public display is ideal. Others are more comfortable with quiet, intimate moments and would be mortified by a proposal anywhere but home. The important thing is that it is a thoughtful gesture that relates to your love story. 

A few months ago, Emanuel knew he was ready to propose and wanted to make sure it was special. Back in 2015, his girlfriend Monica Parisi had presented him with a cappuccino that said “I love you” in the foam. Panicked, he only responded with “thank you,” which “was probably not what she was expecting,” Emanuel admits. Three years later, he realized he could use the proposal to redeem himself. He contacted the team at Ripples, which is a device that can print any message or image on foam-topped beverages, for help. The staff not only provided a list of New York City cafes that use Ripples machines, but they also offered to create a custom design for the occasion. 

Inside a chic coffee shop with a black-and-white aesthetic, Emanuel presented Monica with a cappuccino reading “Will you marry me?” in the foam as he got down on one knee with a diamond ring in his hand. “Thankfully she said yes instead of thank you,” he laughs. “I couldn’t have imagined a more romantic way to get engaged! It was so special to me that he proposed in such a sentimental way. I will never forget that moment,” reminisces Monica. Look through photos of their proposal below!

proposal with cappuccino foam ripples, unique proposal ideas

proposal with cappuccino foam ripples, unique proposal ideas

proposal with cappuccino foam ripples, unique proposal ideas

proposal with cappuccino foam ripples, unique proposal ideas
Photos courtesy of Kait Weichmann from KaitW Photography

For more proposal news, watch Katy Perry tell the story of Orlando Bloom's proposal, view Taylor Swift surprising a couple at their engagement party, and read more real proposal stories from Inside Weddings couples!

Authored by: Emily Lasnier