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How Kanye West Proposed to Kim Kardashian

How Kanye West Proposed to Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian's engagement ring
Courtesy Kim Kardashian; Inset: FameFlynet

updated 10/22/2013 at 03:00 PM EDT

originally published 10/22/2013 02:30PM

In this family, you wouldn't expect anything less than over the top.

So fittingly, when Kanye West asked Kim Kardashian to marry him on Monday night, the proposal was most definitely larger than life.

And it left Kim speechless. "She was shocked and couldn't speak after," a source who witnessed the proposal tells PEOPLE. tweet it
"Everyone had mascara running down their faces from tears."

So how did he do it? The rapper, 36, rented out San Francisco's AT&T Park, where Kim's nearest and dearest – including mom Kris Jenner, sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian and pal Jonathan Cheban had gathered.



Together, Kim, 33, and her loved ones watched as the stadium's Jumbotron flashed a romantic message from West (in all caps, of course): "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!" All the while, an orchestra played Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful."

"It was the most romantic thing I have ever seen," Cheban said on Instagram. tweet it




According to a source close to the Kardashian family, West has been "planning this for a while. He's known he wanted to marry her."

Kim, who received a 15-carat, flawless Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring from her new fiancé, "is thrilled," says the source. "It was an emotional moment for her. She's been wanting this to happen. She loves Kanye so much"

As for the new sparkler, which West designed, "It's stunning" another Kardashian source tells PEOPLE.

"[Kim] was in total shock and surprise!"

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