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

Friday, September 2, 2016

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. Read the List on Silver Petticoat Review →

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

Photo: ITV
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.
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? I'd love to read about them.

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  1. 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.)

    1. 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. :)

  2. Ahh...i need to look up doctor thorne!

    1. 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. :)

  3. 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!

    1. 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. :)

  4. 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! ;)

    1. 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.


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