'Tis the season for engagements. Perhaps it’s the cheerfulness and warmth of twinkling lights that come along with the holiday season, but there tends to be an increase in engagements around the last few months of the year. Luckily, Irving is just the place to pop the question to your forever plus one. 


Love Lock Bridge

Located near: 433 E. Las Colinas Blvd.  

There’s no better place to put a ring on it than Irving’s popular Love Lock Bridge known for the locks left by lovebirds professing their devotion to one another. Make your engagement extra official by leaving an engraved lock on the bridge to return to and find on special occasions. The pedestrian bridge is located where Lake Carolyn Promenade meets Las Colinas Blvd East just next to Waterway Tower.


Venetian Gondola Cruise 

Gondola Adventures | 357 West Fork | (972) 506-8037

It doesn’t get more romantic than a gondola ride through the Mandalay Canal. From a classic hour-and-a-half cruise to a specialty package like their Breakfast Cruise or Italian Dinner Cruise, Gondola Adventures is sure to make your proposal a special one. For a unique proposal twist, you can personalize a “Will you marry me?” message printed on parchment scroll paper in a beautiful font. The "cupids" at Gondola Adventures will roll it, tie it with a ribbon, slip it into a clear bottle, and cork it. On your cruise, the gondolier will covertly slip the bottle into the water and create a story to convince the unsuspecting recipient to pick it up and read the message … and voila, you’ve popped the question!


The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 

300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. | (214) 978-4888

Surprise your other half with tickets to see their favorite artist at The Pavilion located at the Toyota Music Factory for a fun night of live music. Afterward, take a knee at one of the surrounding restaurants like Blaze Brazilian Steakhouse or Mercy Bar & Lounge. Start by planning your night here!


Mustangs of Las Colinas

5221 N O'Connor Blvd. #110E

For years, the Mustangs of Las Colinas have been the iconic Texas backdrop for engagements, as well as bridal party photos and weddings. The Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum’s Director Mary Higbie recounted “the timber topper of all stories” how one lucky couple even got married in the Mustangs Museum when rain dampened their wedding day. Mary anticipates that many more love stories will begin in the plaza among her beloved mustangs.