Period Drama Bliss: 14 Memorable and Swoony Proposals in Costume Drama

September 2, 2016 13 Comments

Stopping by here to share another list from Silver Petticoat! This time around, it’s 14 Memorable Period Drama Proposals. I know there’s LOTS I neglected, but for now, this is a start of favorites.

Period Drama Bliss: 14 Memorable and Swoony Proposals in Costume Drama. Chatting 14 memorable period drama proposals. What are your favorites? © Rissi JC

PHOTO: Focus Features  

A while back I took a look at some of the memorable proposals in film. Today, I return to this subject. This time around I focus on memorable and swoon-worthy proposals in period drama.

LIST | Romantic Comedy Bliss: 10 Memorable Proposals in Cinema

As we are all of a similar mind around here (about our shared love of period drama), saving this list for the latter half of the duo seemed prudent. It’s always fun to build up to what we love best and in the famous words of Dorcas Lane (of Lark Rise to Candleford), period dramas are my “one weakness.

14 Memorable Period Drama Proposals: Read the List on Silver Petticoat Review →

PS: in the  meantime, I’ll leave you with these stunning photos. (And teasers!)

Period Drama Bliss: 14 Memorable and Swoony Proposals in Costume Drama. Chatting 14 memorable period drama proposals. What are your favorites? © Rissi JC

Photo: ITV

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

Period Drama Bliss: 14 Memorable and Swoony Proposals in Costume Drama. Chatting 14 memorable period drama proposals. What are your favorites? © Rissi JC

Photo: Focus Features

I offer you my hand, my heart. Jane, I ask you to pass through life at my side. You are my equal, my likeness… Will you marry me

How many of these do you know by these swoony photos alone? Discover the list in its entirety on Silver Petticoat Review, and comment down below letting me know which moments or scenes are among your favorites – and most importantly which make the romantic in you swoon? Tell me all of your favorites! I’d love to read about them.

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  • Courtney Clark September 3, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Ahhh this list and THAT GRAPHIC with N&S! Love, love, love it. Though there are a couple on this list I've not seen! (Doctor Thorne and the Sense & Sensibility miniseries.)

    • Rissi September 7, 2016 at 5:04 am

      There are simply TOO many such scenes not to make a list, right Courtney?! :) Likely I forgot some, but hey that's what the glorious words "part" and "two" are for. ;)

      Doctor Thorne is pure sunshine. It's currently on Amazon Prime and coming to US DVD this fall (YES!). BBC's Sense and Sensibility is, in my ranking, a masterpiece. But I know it does rub some the wrong way. I hope you enjoy both, friend. :)

  • Just Commonly September 3, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Ahh…i need to look up doctor thorne!

    • Rissi September 7, 2016 at 5:05 am

      YES you do, friend. It's a delight from beginning to end. It's currently on Amazon Prime and comes to US DVD this fall. Let me know what you think if you see it. :)

  • Becky Ritta September 3, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    The only one I haven't seen is Doctor Thorne–I started the miniseries, but I haven't finished it yet. Now I'm thinking I must :-) And there are a couple on the other half of the list I need to add to my queue, as well!

    • Rissi September 7, 2016 at 5:06 am

      Doctor Thorne is delightful, Becky unless you like period dramas with a bit more drama and upheaval. But if you like nothing but happy? Then I think you'd enjoy it. :)

  • Kara December 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I REALLY want to see Doctor Thorne. You keep mentioning it and intriguing me. :) As for all the others, yes, yes, yes! (And I know N&S got a mention. As well it should! ;)

    • Rissi December 13, 2016 at 5:58 am

      Doctor Thorne is SO sweet, Kara. I didn't realize it was a "thing" until I spotted it during one of my Amazon (UK) browsing trips so naturally when I spied it was from Julian Fellowes, there was no turning back. Hope you enjoy! :)

      YES! All the mentions North & South gets is totally worth it.

  • Tiffany September 19, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    My favorite proposal scenes are from North & South (love your above graphic), Emma (love both 1996 & 2009 versions), & Wives & Daughters (who knew proposing in the pouring rain a couple of feet away from each other could be so romantic?, lol, Justine/Anthony have such cute chemistry). Thanks for such a nice post

    • Rissi JC September 24, 2019 at 9:58 pm

      Hi, Tiffany! Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments on favorite proposals. I have SO many that it makes it tough to narrow down. Aww!! You’ve made me want to re-watch “Wives and Daughters.” I adore that miniseries, and look forward to being reminded of the beautiful love story. :)

  • Tiffany October 6, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Rissi: thanks to your great recommendation of Moonstone, of course now I have to add Moonstone’s romantic proposal scene as a new favorite (with the rain in the background, so pretty), so sweet after all that sadness/heartache Rachel & Franklin had to go through

    Even though Agatha Christie mysteries aren’t known to be romantic, but to me, The Moving Finger’s proposal was very sweet too, Jerry telling Megan that him taking care/looking after her, protecting her from harm, & making her happy is his new purpose in life was adorable, just like the 2 actors’ chemistry

    • Rissi JC October 14, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      …and again, you’re making me want to re-watch The Moonstone. :)

      Aww! You’re right. Their entire story is one of my favorites, and I’ve re-watched all of the ITV versions multiple times. I too love them together. :)

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