Enter Our Sweetest Engagement Story Contest!

Orlando Morel and Shameeka Edwards got engaged at the White House. Photograph by Judah Avenue Photography.

The day you get engaged can be just as special and unique as the day you tie the knot. That’s why we want to collect your engagement stories and share them with our readers.

Your story doesn’t have to be over-the-top to be considered: From a simple moment shared on your couch to an all-day scavenger hunt, we want all of your varied and beautiful proposals. From all the submissions, a panel of judges from Washingtonian and our beneficiary, Fairytale Brides, will choose the top 10 sweetest stories to be voted on by readers.

Enter Contest

The winning couple will receive a full-page photo in Washingtonian Bride & Groom and a professional photoshoot. ALL applicants will receive a digital faux Washingtonian “Sweetest Engagement Story” cover with their image and names and a spot in’s “Sweetest Engagement Story” photo gallery.

The deadline to enter is April 16 at 11:59pm. Voting for the top 10 entries will be open April 17 to April 21. The winner will be announced by email on April 26. Each submission fee is $25, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Fairytale Brides, a nonprofit designer bridal boutique that donates its net proceeds from all sales to charities that empower women.