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Jacksonville’s Joy: Top 3 Outdoor Locations for Your Summer Proposal

While you could stage your proposal in a restaurant, museum, or another indoor event venue, where’s the summer magic in that?

As you both prepare to take the next step in your relationship, you deserve to be wind-swept, sun-kissed, and entirely surrounded by the magic that is the coming season.

So, if you’re looking for the ideal location to enact your outdoor engagement, we’ve got some suggestions for you:

 #1 — Amazing Grace Family Farms

Associated with sunshine, joy, and warmth, what says “summer love” more than sunflowers? (Plus, if you want to speak the language of flowers, sunflowers are symbolic of both loyalty and adoration!)

Particularly if you’re looking for a magical, floral landscape within which you can escape to pop the question, we highly recommend Amazing Grace Family Farms. After all, summer is actually sunflower season!

Offering “you-pick sunflowers,” the official website of the farm boasts that their “Sunflower Field Season offers fun for friends and families to spread out, capture memories, and enjoy some quality time together.”

Thus, you can easily — and beautiful — capture the seasons of your love on camera.

#2 — Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

If you’re searching for a destination that offers more shade, we suggest the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

“The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a 126-acre, beautiful picturesque property,” according to the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (JA&BG). “Centered around a gorgeous, gleaming lake, it offers natural trails with creeks and 13 different eco-systems.”

Awarded both Jax Best Award 2020 for Best Hiking and Jax Best Award 2019 for Best Local Scenic Trail, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore and picnic before and/or after you propose.

What’s more, you have a variety of options in terms of proposal locations within the arboretum!

#3 — Boneyard Beach

Don’t let this skeletal name scare you off. Boneyard Beach, located at Big Talbot Island State Park, is a local favorite when it comes to breathtaking photo opportunities.

“Boneyard Beach is a favorite Jacksonville retreat and close-kept secret,” the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FLDEP) explains. “Sculpted by nature, this shoreline boasts 30-foot bluffs and a striking beach peppered with massive driftwood trees that recall images of an elephant graveyard.”

After all, beaches in Florida are, well, pretty typical. So why not take it up a notch with this nature-infused destination?

When all is said and done, you can keep your proposal as simple or as magical as you want — the location is only one element of the overall event.

But the more important? The ring!

That’s why, here at Hemming Jewelers, we offer a variety of engagement rings to suit the tastes of any bride-to-be. From new to consignment or custom-made, we’re here to ensure that her smile won’t be the only thing that dazzles when you drop to one knee.

Ready to learn more? Then it’s time to contact Jacksonville’s #1 independent jeweler! Call our team today at 904-354-5959 to get started.