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The Proposal Planner: Travis & Tamara

Posted by SarahDec 04, 2014

Travis and Tamara’s proposal was a beautiful family affair. Tamara’s father lives in Puerto Rico and she had not seen him a while so Travis knew he wanted to include him in this special moment. Tamara thought that they were simply in New York City for a special night out. They checked into their hotel and once they were settled in their room, they received a surprise phone call from the concierge. They were invited to a “special AMEX cocktail hour” in the hotel’s rooftop venue, a stunning room with amazing views of the NYC skyline. When the elevator door opened, Tamara was stunned to see the room filled with lush florals in her favorite color, purple, and a band playing the couple’s special song. Travis got down on one knee and proposed and Tamara responded with a resounding “yes”! But, the surprises for Tamara were not over yet! Tamara was overwhelmed with emotion when her family and adorable young son ran out to greet newly engaged couple and congratulate them! It was especially emotional as Tamara had not seen her father in some time. The family then enjoyed a private dinner in the space at a table covered in love poems chosen by Travis to celebrate their relationship.

Travis and Tamara’s proposal was featured on The Knot in this article on my tips for a perfect proposal. See the full article here. 

Congratulations to Travis & Tamara!

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NYC skyline view, down on one knee, couple kissing surprised fiance, family affair, private dinner Love poems, love inscription, engagement ring

Thanks so much to Paparazzi Proposals for the gorgeous photographs!

Savannah Guthrie’s Engagement Ring

Posted by Sarah PeaseMay 13, 2013

The Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie is engaged!  Find out more about her engagement to Michael Feldman here.

Savannah Guthrie Engagement Ring

The Proposal Planner Sarah Pease

Photo via Al Roker’s Instagram.

The Proposal Planner on Good Morning America

Posted by Sarah PeaseMar 26, 2013

I was SO excited to have Josh’s amazing proposal featured on Good Morning America last week!  Click here for the full segment.

Good Morning America The Proposal Planner

The Proposal Planner Sarah Pease

The Proposal Planner on Anderson Cooper Live

Posted by Sarah PeaseFeb 15, 2013

I was delighted to appear on Anderson Cooper Live today to talk about marriage proposal planning! Link to the segment coming soon, but in the meantime, here’s a fun photo.

The Proposal Planner and Anderson Cooper

 

The Proposal Planner: Engagement Ring Trends

Posted by Sarah PeaseOct 24, 2012

The holiday season is one of the most popular times for marriage proposals and this year is no different!  Check out a few of my favorites from Hearts on Fire, Michael C. Fina, and Harry Winston.

Top Engagement Rings this Winter

The Proposal Planner: Photographer

Posted by Sarah PeaseOct 10, 2012

The Proposal Planner Sarah Pease

Documenting your marriage proposal is one of the most important “Do’s” when it comes to popping the question. Only a photo taken in the moment can truly capture all the emotions and reactions brought on by a proposal. These photos are irreplaceable and provide you with a way to re-live this happy moment for the rest of your lives and share it with friends and family! You can also choose to do a portrait session immediately after the “yes” that can double as your engagement photo session. This gives you the best of both worlds – emotional keepsake photos and fun, posed shots to use for save the dates or holiday cards. With photos like these, who wouldn’t  want a photographer or videographer to capture the moment?

Surprise Marriage Proposal

Surprise Caught on Camera Proposal

Perfect Marriage Proposal

Photos courtesy of Paparazzi Proposals.

Trend Alert: The Engagement Band

Posted by Sarah PeaseSep 12, 2012

It used to be that a woman received a diamond ring when she got engaged, and then a wedding band when she got married. But, times are changing. Make way for the Engagement Band! These rings tend to be wider than a normal wedding band and, instead of one large diamond, they are usually covered in many small diamonds and intricate detail. The most notable fact about them is that they combine the engagement ring and a wedding band, in both looks and function. Now, women are either receiving both an engagement band and a wedding band, or, for those couples ahead of the times, just one engagement band.

This begs the question, if you only wear one ring, when do you receive it? Most people who choose to wear an engagement band do not receive it until the wedding day, especially if the band is very wide. This could mean many diamond-less proposals in our future. Would you say “yes” to a marriage proposal without a ring? Is one ring better really than two? Check out the below rings and decide for yourself if they’re worth the wait!

Diamond Engagement Bands

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart,  Sears,  Hearts on Fire.

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