Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise, Prince William: Top 10 Celebrity Marriage Proposals (PHOTOS)
The actor, who proposed on Christmas Day, says he packed the engagement ring in about eight different boxes deep, then asked for Alves' hand in marriage when she finally opened the last box.
“The first words out of her mouth were not yes,” he said. “I’m not gonna say what it was. But I did say, ‘Look, I’m down on a knee. I’ll stay here awhile. I will outlast you.’ And I did! She conceded.”
Hollywood men go all out when it comes to putting a ring on it. From a forest of Christmas trees to an igloo made-for-two, relive the most romantic celebrity proposals of all time by clicking through the gallery above.
McConaughey and Alves tied the knot on June 10, 2012. The nuptials were held at the actor’s private estate in Austin, Texas.
Demonstrating his southern hospitality, McConaughey, 42, provided state-of-the-art tents — complete with high-tech air-conditioning units — for guests who chose to party well into the night.
Wedding guests included Woody Harrelson, Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth, John Cougar Mellencamp and Meg Ryan.
For the sunset ceremony Saturday night, the actor donned a three-piece black Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, while the bride wore white Stuart Weitzman heels and a wedding gown handmade by a favorite Brazilian designer, PEOPLE reports.
The couple met in 2006, and got engaged last Christmas. They have two children together, son Levi, 3, and daughter Vida, 2.
Watch McConaughey chat about his romantic proposal in the video, below.